IHG stands for InterContinental Hotel Group and includes a dozen of brands ranging from budget (Holiday Inn Express) to luxury (Intercontinental). The other well known brands are Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.
Every quarter IHG launches a new global promo for the members of their loyalty programme, IHG Rewards Club (which you can join here).
Each member gets their individual set of tasks ranging from easy 500 points for simply downloading the IHG app if you are a new member.
To view your offer register for Accelerate here.
In the previous quarter participating in the Accelerate promo has earned me 39,000 points for 6 nights (in addition to points earned in the usual fashion i.e. 10 points per U$ spent plus 50% bonus for being an IHG Platinum elite member). Just to give you an idea of the value IHG frequently sells their points with 100% bonus for U$7 per 1,000 points. So 39,000 points would be worth almost U$280. My last quarter stays (I have been travelling through Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon) cost me ~U$500 and resulted in a haul of 48k IHG Rewards Club points (worth ~U$340) which means the average cost per night was ~U$27.
My new targeted offer is shown below:
It looks like I can get 43k points (I have no plans to visit NYC) in as few as 4 nights of which 2 have to be either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday.
Have you checked your offer?