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From now until August 2, 2012 you can get a $50 MasterCard gift card for each 2 night stay between Monday and Thursday at IHG Hotels (Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc) up to $200 total. This promo is in addition to any other IHG promos, so if you have any weekday 2+ night stays, you might as well snag these gift cards. The only thing I don’t like is that you have to fill out paperwork and send it in- something I often forget to do.
Details:

1. Register for the promotion here

2. Book a qualifying stay at any hotel in the IHG Family of Brands between April 16, 2012, and August 2, 2012

3. Download and fill out the rebate form from ihgrebate.comLink will open in new browser window.

4. Mail your registration confirmation and completed rebate form along with your hotel bill showing your qualifying stay to:
Dept. 12-82807
P.O.Box 540027
El Paso, TX 88554-0027

5. Your $50 Travel Bonus Prepaid MasterCard will arrive within 6–8 weeks

6. US Residents only

7. Only on paid stays- no award nights or cash and points

8. Must register in advance

Hat tip USA Today Hotel Check In / Innitforthepoints.com

T&C
Eligibility: Registration for promotion is required in advance of stay.  Registration can be completed at www.ihg.com/get50. Valid email address is required for registration. Must register on or after April 9, 2012 and book and stay at any IHG brand hotel worldwide on or after April 16, 2012 through August 2, 2012. Registration must take place prior to the booking the stay. IHG brands are InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Express by Holiday InnTM, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resorts, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. Open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who have attained the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence.

A stay is defined as two consecutive weekday nights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 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 Rewards Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, Best Price Guarantee Free Reward rate, complimentary hotel stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate. Also excluded are opaque rates and “name your own price” rates (where hotel name, location and/or rate not visible until after booking is submitted). Guests of an InterContinental Alliance Resort (The Venetian or The Palazzo) must book their qualifying reservation through IHG channels (brand websites, call centers, and GDS) to become eligible, and such guests who book in any other way, including directly with The Venetian or The Palazzo or any other hotel, will be ineligible.

Rebate: One $50 rebate ($50 Travel Bonus Prepaid MasterCard) will be awarded on a qualifying minimum two-night weekday stay booked on or after April 16, 2012 at participating InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express® and Express by Holiday Inn™, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resorts, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® hotels for U.S. resident stays worldwide between April 16, 2012 – August 2, 2012. Up to four qualified rebates awarded per household for stays during the promotional period. Limit one (1) rebate per qualifying rebate redemption form per weekday period.

Rebate documents required: 1)  Copy of Registration confirmation,  2) Hotel folio (bill) and 3) Rebate redemption form which can be found at www.ihgrebate.comLink will open in new browser window. along with copies of the other required documents as stated above to the address shown on the rebate redemption form. Rebate redemption form must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2012.  Any rebate redemption form postmarked after September 1, 2012 will not be honored.

The Travel Bonus Prepaid MasterCard has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash or usable at any ATM. Terms and Conditions apply to the prepaid card and will be received with the prepaid MasterCard card. Subject to applicable law, a monthly maintenance fee of $3 (USD) applies, but is waived for the first six months after the card is issued. The card is issued by MetaBankTM pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated.  MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Cards can be used wherever Debit MasterCard cards are accepted. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reserves the right to substitute a check of equal value in lieu of a prepaid MasterCard card at its discretion.

Offer valid only on purchase of hotel room nights at IHG brand hotels as stated above. Your rebate rights cannot be transferred. Keep copies of all materials submitted: originals will not be returned. Warning: Fraudulent submission could result in federal prosecution under mail fraud statutes (Title 18, USC Sections 1341 & 1342). Your reward will be mailed within 6–8 weeks after receipt of all correct forms. If you have not received your reward within 10 weeks, visit www.ihgrebate.comLink will open in new browser window. or call 1-877-829-8587.

Reward will be returned to the name and address designated on the required rebate form (U.S. addresses only) and will be fulfilled in U.S. dollars via a prepaid MasterCard card. Claims postmarked after applicable dates, incomplete or illegible submissions, counterfeit copies of forms or receipts, and duplicate submissions will be rejected. IHG is not responsible for loss of rebate forms or rewards due to lost or misdirected mail or for illegible entries. Good for actual purchases by end users only; excludes resellers and distributors of products and their families. Limit one reward per person, receipt, household, family or address per qualifying weekday stay. Maximum four (4) rewards per household during the promotion. IHG reserves the right to request additional information regarding this claim. IHG reserves the right to terminate promotion at any time.

Employees or their family members of IHG companies, Ogilvy, or Mindshare are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Offer void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Promotion sponsor is Six Continents Hotels, Inc. For full rebate details, and to download rebate form, go to www.ihg.com/get50.

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Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
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Annual Fee
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Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
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