IHG $100 Airline Baggage Fee Rebate Jan 1 – April 30 for Weekend Stays

Stay any weekend from January 1 through April 30, 2011 at an IHG hotel brand including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites or Holiday Inn Express at any location worldwide and receive up to $100 rebate in the form of a prepaid Visa card for airline baggage fees paid for a flight in conjunction with your hotel stay.

IHG Check It Free promotion link.

IHG doubled the $50 rebate offered for hotel weekend stays Sep 1 – Dec 30, 2010. Here is my Loyalty Traveler post on IHG’s  2010 free bags offer.

Three main caveats for this offer: US members only, requires two-night weekend stay in conjunction with a flight; must pay hotel with VISA credit card.

And if you meet all three of those requirements, then you can fill out the CheckItFree2 rebate form for a Visa prepaid card.

There are a variety of fine print terms for this offer. I have attempted to pull out the relevant details for earning this IHG baggage rebate offer.

  • Hotel stay must include two consecutive weekend nights including a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Flight must originate within three days of hotel check-in or check-out and coincide with hotel weekend stay.
  • Hotel must be paid with a Visa credit card. IHG bookings and third-party bookings eligible for rebate if hotel paid with Visa.
  • Flight and baggage fees do not require Visa payment. Only the IHG hotel weekend stay requires Visa payment.
  • Guest name for hotel stay must match airline baggage fee payment name.
  • IHG $100 Rebate form requires copy of airline baggage receipt and IHG hotel stay folio.
  • Third-party bookings for IHG hotels (e.g. Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity) are eligible for $100 baggage rebate. A copy of the travel agency booking showing Visa credit card payment is required in addition to the hotel stay folio and baggage receipts.
  • Rebate covers up to two bags per hotel stay for fees incurred on one roundtrip airline ticket.
  • One rebate per roundtrip flight in conjunction with one IHG weekend hotel stay.
  • There is no earning limit for qualified rebates during the promotion period.
  • Rebate is based on airline’s baggage fee for one normal size and weight bag. [LT note: Higher baggage fee items for oversized or overweight baggage for your bicycle, skis, surfboard or gold bars may not be fully rebated, even if under $100.]
  • Rebate is in form of IHG Visa Prepaid card. [LT Note and Warning: Visa prepaid card has $3 monthly maintenance fee waived for first 6 months. Six months after prepaid Visa card issuance the balance will incur a $3 monthly deduction.]

IHG CheckItFree2 Promotion Link

IHGCheckItFree2 Rebate Form link

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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  1. Will this promo work for only paid stays, or will it work for award IC stays as well? (creditcard would still be charged for tax/room service, etc.)

  2. Nevermind –

    A stay is defined as two consecutive weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out. A stay is qualified when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates. Qualifying Room Rates do not include the following reduced room rates: net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, Priority Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, complimentary hotel stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate. Rates booked via third parties such as Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Booking.com are also valid under this promotion , but specifically excluded are opaque (hotel name, location and/or rate not visible until after booking is submitted) and “name your own price” rates as well as any rates not available on this approved online booking site.

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