IHG's Q4 promotion is similar to the promotions it has been running every quarter this year. They give you around 6-9 targets to achieve, each with its own points bonus, and you will earn a large bonus for completing most of them.
The promotion runs between 6th September – 15th December 2016. The link to sign up is here.
My offer is pretty reasonable considering I have not given IHG much business in recent times.
|2000||Stay Once Get 2,000||Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.|
|13500||Stay More, Earn More||Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 9 night(s) and earn 13,500 bonus points.|
|3200||Travel with the IHG® App||Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 3,200 bonus points.|
|4000||A Bonus Weekend Stay||Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required.|
|2500||Corporate Account Bonus||Stay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points.|
|3600||Earn More, Faster||Earn 3,600 bonus points when you book 1 bonus points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.|
|12000||Explore with Confidence||Stay in any country in North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Greater China (China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) , Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and earn 12,000 bonus points.|
|15000||Your Achievement Bonus||Complete 6 of the 7 offers above and earn (an additional) 15,000 bonus points.|
|5000||September Bonus Offer||Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.|
As I may head to Asia or North America later this year I will probably opt for staying once and getting 12000 points rather than staying 9 nights for 13500.
Using the targets of my offerings, the most efficient way is to book using a Corporate Code (if you have access to one), on a bonus point package, via a mobile phone app, for a Friday and Saturday night at one hotel outside Europe in September, and then find another cheap one-night stay another time.
Valuing IHG Reward Points at 0.3p, it's around £155 of points if I exclude the 9-night target, which is a fairly decent sum if you can book a combined 3 nights.