This is an update of a post from last Thursday – because today, once again, Ebates is offering 10% cash back on reservations made for hotels in the Marriott family of properties. In addition, today Ebates has sweetened the deal by also offering 10% cash back on reservations for IHG-family hotels.
[We’re posting this late-afternoon with apologies; Middle Age Miles has been traveling all day, and landed just a few minutes ago to see this good travel deal!]
Summary of the Deal
For today only, as part of its ongoing “Travel Thursdays” promotion, Ebates is offering 10% cash back on reservations made for Marriott and IHG family hotels. You must go through the Ebates shopping portal to get this deal.
Marriott brands that qualify for this deal appear to include:
- Fairfield Inn
- JW Marriott
- Renaissance Hotels and Resorts
- Residence Inn
- SpringHill Suites
- TownePlace Suites
Autograph Collection, Edition, Ritz-Carlton, and former Starwood properties do not qualify for the Marriott 10% cash-back deal.
IHG brands that qualify for this deal appear to include:
- Candlewood Suites
- Crowne Plaza
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Club Vacations
- Holiday Inn Express
- Hotel Indigo
- InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
- StayBridge Suites
If you’re not yet a member of Ebates, use our referral link below to join. When you use this link to join as a new member and spend at least $25 through the Ebates portal, you will get a $10 sign-up bonus credited directly to your Ebates account.
If you are already a member, simply go to the Ebates website, log in, and go to Marriott to access this deal
For general information on using shopping portals such as Ebates to earn miles or cash back, see Middle Age Miles’ Step-by-Step Guide – How to Use a Shopping Portal to Earn Miles or Cash Back:
Details and Analysis
Each Thursday for the past few weeks, Ebates has been running a “Travel Thursday” promotion with increased cash-back earning rates on certain travel providers. Today’s “Travel Thursday” includes a valuable bonus rate to earn 10% cash back on reservations made at Marriott and IHG family hotels.
Reservations must be made today; however the stay can be in the future. Of course, to take advantage of this deal, you must go to the Ebates website, log in, then go to Marriott, click the link, and complete your reservation according to Ebates’ terms.
We have listed the applicable Marriott brands above.
The terms and conditions of this offer exclude rates “where the customer is required to be affiliated with or employed by a particular company or organization to receive the special rate (e.g., government rate or the Marriott employee rate).” Consistent with these terms, in our experience, corporate rates do not qualify.
However, we do believe it is possible to get cash back on an AAA rate at Marriott, as there is a special “Shop Now” button on the Ebates-Marriott page that references AAA rates + cash back. If you plan to use a AAA rate, I would be sure to use this specific “Shop Now” button to go from Ebates to Marriott’s site.
Terms and conditions listed on the Ebates website are as follows:
Note that this cash-back promotion is particularly valuable because it stacks with your usual Marriott points-earning and elite status benefits. That is because when you make your reservation, you are making it directly through a Marriott site (you are merely accessing the Marriott site through the Ebates portal in order to qualify for the cash back). And, in addition to your regular points earning, Marriott started its new Megabonus promotion yesterday (September 26) – and you should be able to stack your cash back with the bonus points earning from the Megabonus promotion too!
The process and rules for IHG hotels should be similar to that outlined for Marriott above. Note that, for IHG hotels, you may have to click through from Ebates to the website of the specific hotel brand where you’d like to stay.
As with Marriott, the Ebates-IHG cash-back promotion is particularly valuable because it stacks with your usual IHG points-earning and elite status benefits. 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 Double Points Plus More.
If you have any upcoming Marriott or IHG stays, today is a great day to make your reservations, through Ebates!
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