IHG Rewards Club is about to launch it’s Vacation Pay rebate program again in 2013. You can get $50 rebate per two night weekend stay (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between May 31 and September 1, 2013.
You can earn up to four rebates for total of $200 cash back. You need to register for this promotion before your stay and mail the rebate forms to the rebate processing center postmarked by October 3, 2013.
IHG Rewards Club has already sent out email about this promotion, but didn’t include the details of the promotion in the body of the email.
The terms indicate that you need to pay for your stay using MasterCard, but this information is not transferred to IHG and not usually displayed on the settled folio. If you have MasterCard, I would suggest that you use it to pay for the stay, however.
The IHG website for this promotion is up here, but the registration for this promotion has not been activated yet.
Note that this offer is only valid for addresses in the United States or Canada, but the stays can be worldwide at any InterContinental Hotels Group brand.
The MasterCard branded rebate cards are valid for payment everywhere as well, although best used in Canada or in the United States, so that you can empty the cards effortlessly and not lose out on crazy foreign exchange rates.
Make sure that you make copies of all the documents before you send them to the rebate processing center.
Last year, all my rebates were first invalid for bogus reasons, but revalidated without any problems by chatting with the customer service.
This is very good promotion that gives you some cash back for your IHG stays. You can combine this with online cash back malls and all other IHG promotions.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
Registration for promotion is required in advance of stay. A MasterCard® card must be used to pay for the qualified stay.
Registration can be completed at www.ihg.com/vacationpay. Valid email address is required for registration. Must register on or after May 14, 2013 through September 1, 2013 and stay between May 31, 2013 – September 1, 2013. Registration must take place prior to the booking the stay. IHG brands are InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resorts®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. Open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Canada who have attained the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence. A stay is defined as two consecutive weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out. A stay is qualified when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates. Qualifying Room Rates do not include the following reduced room rates: net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, Priority Club Rewards Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, Best Price Guarantee Free Reward rate, complimentary hotel stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate. Also excluded are opaque rates and “name your own price” rates (where hotel name, location and/or rate not visible until after booking is submitted). Guests of an InterContinental Alliance Resort (The Venetian® or The Palazzo®) must book their qualifying reservation through IHG channels (brand websites, call centers, and GDS) to become eligible, and such guests who book in any other way, including directly with The Venetian® or The Palazzo® or any other hotel, will be ineligible.
One $50 rebate ($50 Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard®) will be awarded on a qualifying minimum two-night weekend stay booked on or after May 31, 2013 at participating InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resorts®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® hotels for U.S. and Canada resident stays worldwide between May 31, 2013 – September 1, 2013. Guest must use their MasterCard card to pay for the stay. Up to four (4) qualified rebates awarded per household for stays during the promotional period. Limit one (1) rebate per qualifying registration confirmation per weekend period.
Rebate documents required:
1) Copy of your Registration Confirmation, 2) Hotel folio with reservation number (bill) Rebate redemption must be postmarked no later than October 3, 2013. Any rebate redemption postmarked after October 3, 2013 will not be honored. If you misplace your registration confirmation, visit Vacationpayregistration.com and click on ‘Already Registered’ button to print another copy.
The Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard card has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash or usable at any ATM. Terms and Conditions apply to the prepaid card and will be received with the prepaid card. Subject to applicable law, the prepaid card will expire six months after the card is issued.
In Canada, card is issued by Peoples Trust Company and in the U.S. card is issued by MetaBank™, Member FDIC, pursuant to license from MasterCard International Incorporated. Cards are issued in connection with a promotion program. Card terms, conditions, and limitations apply.
Prepaid cards can be used wherever Debit MasterCard cards are accepted. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reserves the right to substitute a check of equal value in lieu of a prepaid MasterCard card at its discretion. MasterCard is not the sponsor of nor shall have liability for this promotion. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Offer valid only on purchase of hotel room nights at IHG brand hotels as stated above. Your rebate rights cannot be transferred. Keep copies of all materials submitted: originals will not be returned. Warning: Fraudulent submission could result in federal prosecution under mail fraud statutes (Title 18, USC Sections 1341 & 1342). Your reward will be mailed within 6–8 weeks after receipt of registration confirmation and folio. If you have not received your reward within 10 weeks, visit www.vacationpayrebate.com or call 877-837-3919 .
Reward will be returned to the name and address designated on the required registration confirmation U.S. addresses only will be fulfilled in U.S. dollars via a prepaid MasterCard card for US residents. Prepaid MasterCard gift cards mailed to Canadian residents will be in the amount of $50 in Canadian dollars. Claims postmarked after applicable dates, incomplete or illegible submissions, counterfeit copies of registration confirmation or receipts, and duplicate submissions will be rejected. IHG is not responsible for loss of registration confirmation, hotel folio or rewards due to lost or misdirected mail or for illegible entries. Good for actual purchases by end users only; excludes resellers and distributors of products and their families. Limit one reward per person, receipt, household, family or address per qualifying weekday stay. Maximum four (4) rewards per household during the promotion. IHG reserves the right to request additional information regarding this claim. IHG reserves the right to terminate promotion at any time.
Employees and their family members of any IHG company or any IHG branded hotel, Engauge, Innovar, InteliSpend or Mindshare are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Offer void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Promotion sponsor is Six Continents Hotels, Inc. For full rebate details, and to download rebate form, go to www.ihg.com/vacationpay
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