Summary of the Deal
For today only (February 21), Ebates is offering 10% cash back on reservations made for hotels in the Marriott and IHG families of brands. You must go through the Ebates shopping portal to get this deal.
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:
Earlier this week, we wrote about a very interesting new partnership between Ebates and Amex where you can establish an Ebates account that earns Amex Membership Rewards (MR) points instead of cash back:
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
For today only (February 21), Ebates is running a good “Travel Thursdays” promotion where you can earn a bonus rate of 10% cash back (or now, Amex MR points if you’ve set up a MR-earning Ebates account) on reservations made at hotels in the Marriott and IHG families of brands. These have been semi-recurring promotions of late, but that shouldn’t diminish the fact that these are very good deals!
Reservations must be made today, through the Ebates portal; 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 or IHG, click the link, and complete your reservation according to Ebates’ terms.
Definitely make your Marriott and IHG reservations today using this promotion if you have any upcoming stays.
1. Marriott-family Hotels
The Marriott Bonvoy 10% promotional rate is available for all properties in the Marriott family of brands (subject to some specific exceptions discussed below), as long as you click through the Marriott Bonvoy link on Ebates and then book on Marriott.com. The promotion includes Ritz-Carlton and the former SPG properties.
Marriott Bonvoy brands that are included in this promotion include:
- AC Hotels
- Autograph Collection (except for Atlantis and The Cosmopolitan)
- Fairfield Inn
- Four Points by Sheraton (except Four Points Havana)
- JW Marriott
- Le Meridien
- Luxury Collection
- Marriott (except Marriott Ranch)
- Protea (except Amani Beach and Mbweni Ruins)
- Residence Inn
- Ritz-Carlton (except R-C Destination Club and R-C London)
- SpringHill Suites
- St. Regis
- TownePlace Suites
- Tribute Portfolio
Marriott Bonvoy brands that are excluded from this promotion include:
- Design Hotels
- W Hotels
Complete terms and conditions are on the Ebates webpage for Marriott.
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).” Our experience has been that AAA rates do qualify for Ebates cash back, but corporate rates do not qualify.
2. IHG-family Hotels
The IHG 10% promotional rate is available for all properties in the IHG family of brands, as long as you click through the IHG link on Ebates and then book on the IHG website.
All IHG brands are included in this promotion:
- Candlewood Suites
- Crowne Plaza
- Even Hotels
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Hotel Indigo
- Staybridge Suites
No IHG brands or properties are excluded in the terms and conditions. The terms state that “Cash Back is only available for commissionable IHG rates. Specially negotiated rates such as IHG friends & Family are not eligible for Cash Back.” We do not have direct experience, but we believe that AAA and AARP rates do qualify for Ebates cash back.
One important exclusion from the Ebates-IHG promotion is that it is not available through the Ebates mobile app.
Stack with Points-Earning, Elite Benefits and Promotions
Note that Ebates promotions are particularly valuable because they stack with your usual points-earning, night credits and elite status benefits with Marriott and IHG. That is because when you make your reservation, you are booking it directly through a Marriott or IHG site. (You are merely accessing the Marriott or IHG site through the Ebates portal in order to qualify for the cash back.)
And, in addition to regular points earning, Ebates rewards stack with hotel chain promotions. Currently, Marriott does not have a public promotion in progress, but it recently sent targeted promotional offers to many rewards program members, some of which are very lucrative. IHG’s current promotion is its “Reward Nights Faster” promotion that provided individualized offers to IHG Rewards Club members and runs through April 30.
Consider Your Existing Reservations
We also wanted to remind you that if you have an existing reservation that can be cancelled without penalty, you can cancel and re-book if the current Ebates promotion gives you a better deal. Of course, make sure the room rate hasn’t gone up!
If you have any upcoming Marriott or IHG stays, book today to get a great 10% cash back deal through Ebates!
Do you have any additional data points on what types of rates work or don’t work with Ebates? If so, please share with us and other Middle Age Miles readers in the Comments!
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