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I posted about it in my Black Friday roundup, but I thought it was worth mentioning on its own since it’s ongoing: the Holiday Inn Resort brand has launched the “Winter Break, Free Night to Take” offer from now through February 28, 2013, where U.S. residents who book a two-night consecutive stay at any Holiday Inn Resort location in the U.S., Caribbean or Mexico will receive a free night to use on a future stay. It’s a stay-two-get-one-free promo.
Plus, if guests choose to redeem for a trip to the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort – one of the brand’s most popular properties – they will receive an additional bonus free night. Just be sure to register for the offer before booking any stays. You can check out the list of participating properties here, but the full list is:
Holiday Inn® Waikiki Beachcomber Resort
Holiday Inn Resort® Aruba
Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All Inclusive
Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco
Holiday Inn Resort Puerto Vallarta
Holiday Inn Resort Castle I-Drive
Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront
Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista
Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
Holiday Inn Resort Wilmington E-Wrightsville Bch
Holiday Inn Resort Lake George-Turf
The Lodge at Eagle Crest, a Holiday Inn Resort
The Lodge at Running Y Ranch, a Holiday Inn Resort
The Beach House, a Holiday Inn Resort
Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On the Beach
Some of the other terms and conditions to note are:
You must claim your Winter Break Promotion Award (“Award”) online within 30 days of receipt of the Award email at www.activateaward.com before using it (“Award Registration”). Only the person who initially received the Award can claim it and redeem it and must be the traveler. A toll free number to make Award travel reservations will be provided upon Award Registration. Award travel reservations must be made through this number.
Award travel must be completed within one (1) year of Award Registration.
Your Award may be redeemed for a single free hotel night at any Holiday Inn Resort location in North America, excluding the Waikiki Beachcomber, up to a maximum value of $400.
If you stay at the Waikiki Beachcomer property for two (2) consecutive nights, you will be eligible for two (2) free nights, up to a maximum value of $600, for redemption for another stay at the Waikiki Beachcomer property, using the same process as described herein.
Stays to utilize the Award must be a minimum of two consecutive nights, and the Award’s value will be used to cover the cost of the night(s) with the lowest cost.
The Award’s value will be applied to a standard room. If you wish to stay in a higher category room you may apply the Award’s value to that room’s cost by paying the difference in rate.
Awards redeemed for stays in Hawaii require the purchase of airfare to Hawaii. Airfare and the hotel nights must be booked at the same time.
Room inventory is subject to the availability of IHG’s Advance Purchase Rate. Blackout dates may apply.
Full payment of any amount beyond the value covered by the Award must be made at the time of booking using a major credit card.
All Award travel must be booked through ATG (CST# 2001330-10 and Florida Seller of Travel Registration #35395, and Nevada Seller of Travel Registration No. 240000054), using the toll-free phone number provided upon Award Registration.
Travel must be booked at least 45 days in advance of departure.
If changes are made directly with the hotel or airline, the Award will be voided and the discount may be charged back to the purchaser’s credit card.
Only one Award can be redeemed per trip. This Award cannot be combined with any other promotional program.
Head to the promo page to see the full T&C, and though the rules sound a bit stringent, getting 3 nights for the price of 2 is a pretty good deal if you’ve got some Holiday Inn Resorts stays coming up and plan to head back to any of them or try out a new one within the next year. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.