Summary of the Deal
Top Cashback is offering a special “improved” rate of 10% cash back on reservations made for IHG hotels. We do not know how long this special rate will last, so book ASAP. You must go through the Top Cashback shopping portal to get this deal.
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Details and Analysis
We’re on a hot streak today of reporting on “bonus” cash-back promotions for hotels today, as we previously reported on Ebates’ today-only 10% cash-back promotion with the Marriott family of hotels. Here is another short-term “improved” cash-back offer from Top Cashback (TCB) and the IHG family of hotels.
TCB is one of our favorite cash-back shopping portals, as it generally provides some of the highest cash-back rates available. From time to time, TCB runs “improved” or promotional offers. Today, TCB is out with a valuable “improved” promotional rate to earn 10% cash back on reservations made at IHG family hotels.
We are not sure how long this “improved offer” will last. We would recommend that you make your reservations today if you want to take advantage of this deal. The stay can be in the future. To take advantage of this deal, you must go to the TCB website, log in, then go to IHG, click the link, and complete your reservation according to TCB’s terms.
The 10% cash-back deal explicitly applies to several IHG brands:
- Candlewood Suites
- Crowne Plaza
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Staybridge Suites
Another IHG brand, Hotel Indigo shows as 8% cash back, which does not appear to be a promotional or “improved” rate.
It may be possible to get 10% back on other IHG brands such as Kimpton, avid and EVEN Hotels, by going through TCB to the IHG site and making your reservation through it. Also, if you’re planning a stay at Hotel Indigo, you might try going through TCB to the IHG site and hoping for 10% cash back instead of 8%.
The terms and conditions of this offer specifically state that non-commissionable rates such as corporate, negotiated, and IHG Friends & Family rates are not eligible for cash back. Digging further, the TCB-IHG page says that ineligible rates include “rates in which the customer is required to be affiliated with or employed by a particular company or organization in order to receive the rate.” We’re not sure whether AAA rates are eligible for TCB cash back or not. The general terms seem to exclude AAA, as the customer must be affiliated with AAA in order to receive the rate. On the other hand, the TCB-Marriott page explicitly excludes AAA rates, whereas the TCB-IHG page, by contrast, does not explicity exclude AAA rates. If we get further data points one way or the other, we will let you know.
Note that this cash-back promotion is particularly valuable because it stacks with your usual IHG points-earning and elite status benefits. That is because when you make your reservation, you are making it directly through an IHG site (you are merely accessing the IHG site through the TCB portal in order to qualify for the cash back). And, in addition to your regular points earning, IHG has an ongoing “Double Points Plus More” promotion. You should be able to stack your cash back with bonus points earning from this promotion too!
If you have any upcoming stays at IHG family hotels, this is a great time to make your reservations, through TCB!
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