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A Few Hours Left! 10% Cash Back at Marriott and IHG Hotels on Ebates Travel Thursday

With apologies for the late notice – We are re-posting this article (with slight updates where appropriate), as Ebates is back with another Travel Thursday deal offering 10% cash back on reservations made for hotels in the Marriott and IHG families of properties. We hate to be repetitive, but this continues to be a great opportunity to save money on upcoming hotel reservations!  Book within the next few hours to save. 

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:

  • Courtyard
  • Delta Hotels
  • Fairfield Inn
  • JW Marriott
  • Marriott
  • Moxy
  • Protea
  • Renaissance Hotels and Resorts
  • Residence Inn
  • SpringHill Suites
  • TownePlace Suites
  • most AC Hotels

Stays at former Starwood/SPG properties, Ritz-Carlton, Autograph Collection, Edition, Bvlgari, and a few other specific hotels are not eligible 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

Relevant Links

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.

Sign-Up Link for Ebates

If you are already a member, simply go to the Ebates website, log in, and go to Marriott to access this deal

Link to Ebates site

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:

Our 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.

Marriott

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.

We are not sure whether it is possible to get cash back on an AAA rate at Marriott.  There used to be a special “Shop Now” button on the Ebates-Marriott page that referenced AAA rates + cash back, but that button seems to have disappeared.  Please let us know if you have any recent data points on getting cash back from Ebates when booking a AAA rate at a Marriott property.

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, you can stack your cash back with bonus points from the Marriott Megabonus promotion.

IHG

The process and rules to get 10% cash back on your IHG hotel bookings should be similar to that outlined for Marriott above.  Reservations must be made today; however, the stay can be in the future.  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. Then, complete your reservation according to Ebates’ terms.

Here is the Ebates click-through button for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts; you can see the full list of applicable IHG brands above.

The terms and conditions of this offer state that Ebates Cash Back “is only available for commissionable IHG rates. Specially negotiated rates such as IHG friends & Family are not eligible for cash back.”  Consistent with these terms, in our experience, corporate rates do not qualify.  We believe that AAA rates are commissionable and thus would qualify for Ebates Cash Back, although we do not have a direct data point on this.

Terms and conditions listed on the Ebates website are as follows:

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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