Another Reason I Love the Chicago Seminars: IHG Accelerate Fall 2017 Promotion

Written by on August 8, 2017 in Travel Deals, Travel News

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IHG just announced details for the Accelerate fall 2017 promotion — and, whaddya know? — a number of the opportunities coincide with the Chicago Seminars!

IHG Accelerate Fall 2017 Promotion

IHG runs an “Accelerate” promotion — a fun points challenge issued to its members several times a year (enroll here for free). The gist of it is, stay X times and you’ll earn Y bonus points, use your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card to pay for your stay and earn X bonus points, stay X times during a specified month and receive Y bonus points… You get the, um, point.

Not all IHG members receive the same Accelerate promotion challenges. You might get something like stay at three different Holiday Inns and receive X bonus points while I don’t — but instead get something different.

The IHG Accelerate fall 2017 promotion details were announced today for stays between September 1 and December 31, 2017.

The Chicago Seminars take place right smack dab in the middle of the Accelerate fall promotion — and the host hotel is an IHG property (the Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove)!

Chicago Seminars

Stefan Krasowski from Rapid Travel Chai leads the Chicago Seminars 2016 open panel discussion.

Stefan Krasowski from Rapid Travel Chai leads the Chicago Seminars 2016 open panel discussion.

I love the Chicago Seminars. The event is a great opportunity to learn about points and miles.

If you’re new to the world of collecting and redeeming travel points and miles, this is a fantastic event for you. I picked up so much the first time I attended (and am indebted to my friends Rene and Carol for encouraging my wife and me to attend!).

It’s volunteer run and proceeds go to charity. Read more about this year’s event here.

Chicago Seminars IHG Accelerate Points Opportunities

Chris Carley of PointsLounge.com poses during the Chicago Seminars. IHG Accelerate Fall promotion takes place during the annual points and miles event.

It’s easy to smile when you’re talking about — and earning — points with friends at the Chicago Seminars!

Based on my IHG Accelerate fall challenges, here’s where I can earn some extra points — simply by staying at the host hotel!

2,000 points with a single stay at any IHG hotel.

4,000 points when staying a Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night.

2,400 points with the Big City Bonus (Stay in 1 of 6 major cities: Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Orlando or San Francisco and earn 2,400 bonus points.)

1,500 for booking and paying for one stay with my IHG Rewards Club Credit Card.

I’ll score 9,900 bonus points — on top of what I earn for my stay and IHG Rewards Club Credit Card spend.

Even though the Chicago Seminars have a group booking code, you’ll still earn Accelerate points for using it while staying at the hotel.

Other Accelerate Challenges

Some other challenges I received include 7,200 bonus points if I stay at three Holiday Inns (including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations) and 10,000 points bonus points of I stay a total of five nights or more.

I’ll be rewarded with an additional 11,900 points if I complete those.

John from laptoptravel‘s Chicago Seminars talk titled “Mattress Running for Hotel Status & Promotions” could come in very handy in helping earn some extra points during the IHG Accelerate fall promotion!

What Was Your Accelerate Offer?

Tell us in the comment section below!

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About the Author

About the Author: Chris Carley is a writer, media consultant, voice over artist, dog owner, husband, and recently became a dad! He loves talking all things points and miles. You'll likely find him in an airport lounge while on a trip that involves the most circuitous route possible leading to his ultimate destination. .

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