Just a quick reminder that the IHG promo providing a $50 prepaid MasterCard for two consecutive weekend nights (up to $200 per household during the promo period) is still live until September 1st. The promotion is good for both US and Canadian residents at participating hotels worldwide including: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Alliance Resorts (Venetian, Palazzo) Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites. There do not appear to be any property exclusions, though there are booking requirements (see below).
The big downside, the process is highly manual – printing out your registration and confirmation forms, completing a rebate request, and mailing in all required documentation:
Eligibility: 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. 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, IHG Rewards Club 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.
Rebate: 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 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.
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.