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With so many different promotions and deals going on, it can be hard to track which ones you’ve registered for and which ones you’ve blogged about! I already wrote about this Intercontinental Hotels Group promo, but I forgot all about it so here are the details again!

When you stay for two consecutive weekend nights (Friday, Saturday or Sunday), IHG will give you a $50 Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard when you pay for your stay with a MasterCard card. Through this promotion you can earn up to 4 Prepaid MasterCards this summer for a total of $200.

Receive a $50 Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard from IHG.
Receive a $50 Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard from IHG.

This is valid for paid stays (no point redemptions) from May 31, 2013 through September 1, 2013. Participating hotels include: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Alliance Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.

Just follow these simple instructions.
Just follow these simple instructions.

Here’s How it Works:
First, register for the promotion before your stay and print out your registration confirmation page (US and Canadian residents only). Then book and complete a qualifying stay at any hotel in the IHG family of brands and pay with your MasterCard card between May 31, 2013 and September 1, 2013. You then must mail your completed rebate form, registration confirmation page and hotel bill showing your qualifying stay to:

Vacation Pay
Dept. 121900
PO Box 52106
Phoenix, AZ 85072

Your $50 Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard will arrive within 6-8 weeks. Not a bad way to earn some value back from your stays- especially if you can get them on the cheap to begin with.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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