May312008

Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites Offer Free Hertz Car Rental Promotion

Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites Offer Free Hertz Car Rental
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/sb/1/en/c/2/content/dec/teaser/sb/1/en/lp/hertz.html

Some hotels are enticing guests with free gas. IHG Priority Club Rewards is offering members who complete a 3 nights or more stay at a Staybridge Suites hotel or Candlewood Suites hotel in the USA or Canada a free weekend day car rental with Hertz. A 6 nights or more stay earns 2 free weekend days car rental with Hertz.

Promotion Period runs through July 31, 2008.

It appears that the Priority Club member must register separately with each IHG hotel brand for this Priority Club offer.

Registration for Staybridge Suites is required prior to hotel stay for promotion credit eligibility. Registration for Candlewood Suites Hertz rental car promotion.

Maximum of 2 free rental car days per stay.

This means 15 consecutive nights at a single Candlewood or Staybridge hotel earns only two free rental days, whereas, four 3-night stays at Candlewood Suites or Staybridge Suites would earn 4 free rental car weekend days with Hertz.

Days 1-3 Staybridge or Candlewood (one free car rental weekend day)
Day 4 – another hotel
Days 5-7 Staybridge or Candlewood (one free car rental weekend day)
Day 8 – another hotel
Days 9-11 Staybridge or Candlewood (one free car rental weekend day)
Day 12 – another hotel
Days 13-15 Staybridge or Candlewood (one free car rental weekend day)

The Priority Club member would need to estimate the potential value of two extra car rental days compared to the time and cost of changing hotels to earn extra car rental certificates.

Unfortunately, there are no terms and conditions provided for the Hertz rental certificate except for a statement that rental certificates cannot be combined. This leads me to conclude that the free rental car certificates are only good for a single 24 hour rental.

I interpret the promotion terms as the member will receive two free day certificates for a 6-night stay and not a two-day free rental car certificate with Hertz. The promotional offer does not provide details to the expiration date of the Hertz free rental certificate. Certificates should be received 4 to 6 weeks after qualifying Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites stay.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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