Ebates is continuing with their Birthday Celebration where they are adding new stores every day to offer 15% cash back. Fortunately, today they added almost all of the IHG properties to their increased cash back list. This is a perfect way to save on upcoming hotel travel.
With this promotion, you’ll receive 15% cash back at the following brands: Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels. NOTE: Kimpton does not appear on the list.
How does a Ebates work?
I first want to preface it that going through an online shopping portal to earn cash back will take you an extra minute, if that. Ultimately, you go to the shopping portal first, but complete your online shopping (or in this case, your hotel reservation) through the merchants site directly. In the background, the purchase is tracked and you’ll get credit by going through Ebates.
- First, you go to Ebates.com. If you are not already a member, you’ll receive a $10 bonus after you spend $25 within the first 90 days of signing up. You must sign up through a referral link (thank you in advance for using mine, but feel free to post yours in the comments section!)
- Search for the store you are looking to make a purchase at and click the green “Search” button. You can also access all the increased cash back merchants here.
- Click the “Shop Now” button. Right above it you’ll see the current cash back listed.
- Ebates will then take you directly to the merchants site. For the example above, you will be taken directly to IHG.com as if you typed that in your web browser to begin with. There is absolutely no difference, but you are now getting 15% cash back on your reservation, which is amazing!!!
Maximizing the deal
With this offer, you can still use any discounted rates such as AAA or hotel specific promotions. You’ll also earn full points on the amount you spend directly with IHG. So let’s say you book a hotel that costs $100, even though it ultimately works out to be $85 because of the cash back you are receiving the 15% cash back, IHG will still award you the points as if you are spending the full $100 on your stay.
All stays will also count for the current IHG Accelerate promotion.
If you have any IHG stays coming up, this is a great way to save some money on a purchase you were making anyways. With this Birthday Celebration there are also many other merchants offering the increased 15% cash back, so even if booking an IHG hotel is not on your radar, look through the site to see if there are any other merchants where you are looking to make a purchase.
Enjoy your savings!