Mar022011

Country Inn & Suites $30 Amazon card and 3,000 points for two-night stays

Country Inn & Suites Spring Getaway & More promotion offers three bonuses for stays two-nights or longer from March 2 through April 30, 2011. Promotion Code = GETSPRIN.

Spring Getaway Bonuses for Two-night Stays at Country Inn & Suites

  • 3,000 goldpoints bonus per eligible stay.
  • $30 Amazon e-certificate (Gift card code will be received by email within 30 days of completing an eligible Country Inn stay. Gift card code must be activated within 30 days of email receipt to receive Amazon $30 gift card. Gift card is in US dollars for US hotel stays or Canadian dollars for Canada hotel stays.)
  • $5 off coupon for $15 dining at TGI Friday’s (coupon is available at hotel check-in for U.S. hotels only).

There is no restriction posted against earning this bonus multiple times during the promotion period. The Spring Getaway rates are equivalent to Best Available Rates for hotels I checked. This rate has a flexible cancellation policy generally allowing cancellation up to day before arrival with no penalty.

Advance purchase rates were lower for every hotel I found the Spring Getaway rate. You need to compare rates and determine if the bonus value is worth the extra cost for the hotel stay compared to other lower rates.

Loyalty Traveler Rate Analysis

Country Inn & Suites San Carlos, California

Monday March 14 – Wednesday March 16, 2011

Spring Getaway Rate = $139/night for King Bed guest room. Cancel up to day before arrival.

24 hour sale rate, Save 25% = $104.25/night for King Bed. Prepaid, nonrefundable rate.

In this example the additional cost for the Spring Getaway rate offer is over $70 after tax. That pretty much negates the promotional value of the Spring Getaway bonuses.

Country Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport South

Monday March 14 – Wednesday March 16, 2011

Spring Getaway Rate = $79/night Guest room, cancel up to day before arrival.

7-day advance purchase = $58.67/night for King Bed. Prepaid, nonrefundable.

Advance purchase rate is $45.95 less than Spring Getaway rate after tax. The Spring Getaway offer might be worthwhile for the more flexible cancellation policy and the bonuses with the Spring Getaway package.

Link: Country Inn & Suites Spring Getaway and More promotion

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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