Via the fall IHG Accelerate promo that runs from September 1 – December 31, 2015, those that are new to IHG can earn one free award night at any IHG property worldwide with just two eligible stays. They can then earn a second award night to use at any IHG property with two additional eligible stays. For them, four nights (done as four separate stays) at low cost Holiday Inn Express type properties that can go for as low $65/night or so can equal two nights to use in expensive cities like New York City, London, Paris, etc. That is “mattress run” worthy in some cases.
Registration is required to see your targeted offer. This promotion meets that threshold of offering greater than 100% back–if you were targeted for one of the better offers.
Here is the offer I have been targeted under the accelerate promotion
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Free Nights Offer
New members, or in some cases, inactive members are being offered one free night at any IHG property after two paid stays at any IHG property and a second free night after two more paid stays. That offers amazing opportunities for “winning” the promotion. Two cheap one-night stays at properties under $100 per night could yield a free night at the $400-per-night InterContinental Hong Kong or the $1,000 per night Intercontinental Bora Bora.
If you get the free nights promo, it is a no-brainer. Earn the two free nights with four real stays if you can. If you don’t have any upcoming uses for hotels, mattress run (book hotels purely for the sake of earning rewards) four times for one night stays at nearby cheap IHG properties in the Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, and Holiday Inn Express brands.
I am excited about this offer as we are staying at the All Inclusive Montego Bay, Jamiaca for a total of five night and I will be able to score several thousand points during this promotion.