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Ibotta: Earn 10% Cashback At Choice Hotels + $10 Bonus (Targeted?)

iBotta Choice Hotels 10%

Update 5/22/19: This deal has returned. This time, it expires at 5/27/19 at 2:59am. Note that both Stephen and I see the additional $10 bonus this time around, so maybe that is open to everyone this time? YMMV. A week after they offered 10% back on IHG bookings with a targeted $10 bonus, Ibotta is offering the same deal except this time it’s for Choice Hotels bookings. The Deal Earn 10% cashback when booking stays…

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My InterContinental Ambassador experience in Austin

Earlier this week I published a guide to the InterContinental Ambassador program.  Unlike elite status at most other hotels where status is earned, Ambassador status is bought.  Pay either $200 or 40K IHG points for 12 months of status.  A couple of months ago, IHG changed the Ambassador program in various ways, some good and some bad.  I had an opportunity last week to try out the new program at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin.  My…

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Hilton flash sale: up to 50% off rooms in Japan, Korea, and Guam

Hilton Honors is offering a flash sale good for “up to 50% off” room rates in Japan, Korea, and Guam for bookings by May 24th and stays through September 30, 2019. While I often find these types of sales to be kind of gimmicky and not really as good as advertised, this one actually looks like it might be quite good (even if not exactly 50% off). If you’re interested in traveling to the region…

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New InterContinental Ambassador: status you can buy

Intro InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is a single brand within the much larger International Hotel Group (IHG), the latter of which also includes brands such as Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and Kimpton Hotels.  IHG has a rewards and recognition program that spans all of these brands: IHG Rewards Club.  Confusingly, while InterContinental hotels are part of the IHG Rewards Club program, they are also part of their own program: InterContinental Ambassador.  In this post you’ll…

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Best Buy: Buy $100 Delta Or Hotels.com Gift Card & Get A $10 Best Buy eGift Card Free

Delta Gift Card

Best Buy has a gift card promotion this week where they’re offering a free $10 Best Buy eGift card when buying a $100 gift card for Delta or Hotels.com. The Deal Buy a $100 Delta or Hotels.com gift card from Best Buy and get a $10 Best Buy eGift card free. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Expires May 25, 2019. Limit 1??? Quick Thoughts The Hotels.com gift card part of this deal isn’t very…

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Get $20 Best Western Gift Card After First Stay (Registration Required)

Best Western $20 Best Western Gift Card After First Stay

Best Western has launched a new promotion offering a $20 Best Western gift card after your first stay. The Deal Get a $20 Best Western gift card after your first stay at a Best Western property. Direct link to registration. Key Terms Registration required. Valid on stays between May 20, 2019 and September 2, 2019. Must have a valid email address listed in the Member’s account profile at the time of registration for the Promotion.…

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Las Vegas Amex Offers for Caesars & Wynn

Just in time to go with the recent theme of Las Vegas deals (but a smidge too late for me), there are a couple of nice new Amex Offers out for Las Vegas hotels, in this case for both Caesars resorts and Wynn. The Caesars one looks particularly good since it is valid at all of the various Caesars resorts in Las Vegas. These offers could certainly make for a nice little win to stack with yesterday’s Las…

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Marriott travel packages expiring soon. What to do.

Background Last summer, many of us bought Marriott travel packages before it was too late.  Prior to the Marriott/SPG merger, travel packages were a great deal.  As a reminder, a Marriott Travel Package is a way to use Marriott points to purchase a travel bundle: a set number of airline miles plus a 7 night Marriott stay certificate.  In the old program, it often made sense to purchase a travel package even if you were…

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New Chase Offer: 15% back at Holiday Inn (also check for slow-rolled offers)

There’s a new Chase Offer out for Holiday Inn hotels that’s good for 15% back up to $36 in cash back (i.e. max spend of $240). I didn’t actually have this offer on my cards, but it prompted me to log in and see that I had a Hyatt offer, which we had previously reported in April but I had not previously been targeted for — so it’s worth periodically logging in to check for these offers. The Deal Get 15%…

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