Jan142011

IHG Sweetheart Deal Rebates Newlyweds $100 for 2011 Hotel Stay

$100 added to your honeymoon budget is a no brainer good deal for a 3-night hotel stay within 90 days of your legal marriage in U.S. or Canada. This deal requires your willingness to share a copy of your legal marriage certificate with InterContinental Hotels Group, parent company for hotel brands Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, Hotel Indigo and InterContinental Hotels.

The fulfillment terms appear 1-2-3 simple.

  1. Stay at any IHG hotel worldwide for 3 consecutive nights between Jan 1, 2011 – Dec 30, 2011.
  2. Send a copy of hotel stay bill.
  3. Send a copy of marriage certificate dated within 90 days of qualifying hotel stay.                 

Send documents to:

  • IHG Sweetheart Deal
  • Dept 10-40299
  • P.O Box 540027
  • El Paso, TX 88554-0027 

Promotion entry deadline: Rebate form must be postmarked by January 31, 2012. 

$100 Hotel Stay Rebate is in form of Visa prepaid card. One rebate per household.

Loyalty Traveler analysis:

The promotion terms state the offer requires a qualifying rate. In most programs any rate published on the hotel website is a qualifying rate. Certainly AAA and senior rates should apply as eligible qualifying rates.

$100 rebate on a $300 per night InterContinental in Europe or New York might cover one hotel meal, but a $100 rebate on a $300 3-night stay is a decent value for a newlywed getaway.  And Priority Club will also rebate $100 in airline baggage fees with a weekend hotel stay.

IHG is reaching out to the long tail of customer market segments in a creative promotional way through offers like Sweetheart Deal and Check It Free 2 and Crack the Case.

Offer is open to residents of U.S. and Canada (different rebate forms).

IHG Sweetheart Deal

U.S. Rebate form link

Canada Rebate form link

On a personal note:

Congratulations to all the newlyweds who qualify for this offer.

I am happily married and celebrating my 22nd wedding anniversary January 19, 2011.

Kelley and I flew to London for our honeymoon in 1989 about 75 days after our wedding day. We stayed at the St. James Court near Buckingham Palace. That same hotel is now an IHG property, Crowne Plaza London St. James.

I was a loyalty traveler even back in 1989. I booked a Pan Am promotional offer for two free tickets anywhere in North America with the purchase of two $400 roundtrip tickets San Francisco to London. We stayed at the London St. James Court Hotel for a week using an Entertainment discount 50% rate, then on to Edinburgh and stayed a week at another 50% discount hotel.

U.S. Virgin Islands was our second honeymoon trip on the freebie Pan Am tickets.

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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