10% Cashback At Marriott, IHG, Choice Hotels & 11% At Travelocity

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Airline and hotel shopping portals can be a very good source of miles and points from everyday spending but the cashback portals can be an equally good tool for saving money….especially when they offer deals as good as these.

Ebates and TopCashback are currently offering some very good cashback rates on some of the more popular hotel chains so, if you’re considering booking a stay, these sites are definitely worth a visit.

Ebates – 10% Cashback on Marriott Bookings

Right now Ebates is offering 10% cashback on Marriott bookings but you’ll need to be a little careful because it doesn’t look like all brands/properties are participating.

Excluded brands:

  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Destination Club
  • Design Hotels
  • Bulgari
  • W Hotels

Excluded properties:

  • Atlantis Autograph Collection
  • Bulgari Hotel, London
  • Joshua G.E. Medical Corp. Conference Center
  • Jesse Jones Rotary Conference Center
  • Marriott Ranch
  • Protea Hotel Amani Beach
  • Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins
  • The Ritz-Carlton London
  • U.S. Postal Service Conference Center
  • Four Points by Sheraton Havana
  • The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Autograph Collection.

Ebates hasn’t posted an expiry date for this deal but its safe to assume that it won’t be around for long

Also, don’t forget that Chase has targeted some cardholders for 15% off Marriott booking so, using a Chase card loaded with this offer to make a booking after clicking through the Ebates portal, should see you save a substantial amount on your next Marriott booking.

TopCashback – 10% Off IHG & Choice Hotels Bookings

If you’re not familiar with TopCashback.com this blog post I wrote a while back may be of help

Right now TopCashback is offering two particularly good cash back deals for bookings made directly with a hotel chains.

There’s a 10% cash back offer on IHG bookings….

…but you’ll need to be aware of some of the limitations that come with this offer:

  • Only purchases made on IHG’s US sites are eligible for cash back
  • Promotional coupons that do not appear on TopCashback will nullify the cash back
  • Kimpton US properties are not eligible for cash back*
  • The following non-commissionable rates will not earn cash back:
    • Specialty rates or pre-negotiated rates (including discounted group rates)
    • Corporate rates
    • IHG Friends & Family rates
    • Award bookings including Points & Cash bookings
  • Changes made to your reservation will nullify the cash back
  • Not valid on IHG Rewards points purchases

*This is an interesting points as I’m assuming that by specifically mentioning “US” properties this means that the Kimpton properties outside of the US (e.g. in the UK and The Netherlands) will qualify for the cash back.

It’s also worth noting that IHG is currently offering up to 30% off some of its properties in North America so that could make your bookings even better value.

TopCashback is also offering 10% cashback for bookings through Choice Hotels….

…but, once again, you should pay close attention to the terms and conditions:

  • Only purchases made on Choice Hotels’s US site are eligible for cash back
  • Promotional coupons that do not appear on TopCashback will nullify the cash back
  • Cash back in only available for bookings at Choice Hotels properties in the US and the Caribbean
  • Employee rates, friends and family rates and other specialty discounted rates are not eligible for cash back.

TopCashback – 11% Off Travelocity  Hotels Bookings

If you book through a travel agency like Travelocity you will not be eligible to earn points or elite credits in a hotel’s loyalty program and you most probably won’t have your elite status recognised either….but if you don’t care about that or if you’re booking at a non-chain property then this may be the cash back offer for you.

TopCashback is currently offering 11% cash back on hotel bookings made through Travelocity:

The terms and conditions (which you should read carefully) don’t appear to exclude any brands or properties so if you’re looking to book a property or brand that’s excluded by one of the deals I’ve mentioned above then this could be a nice alternative.

Bottom Line

There are some very good deals available here but be sure to read all the terms and conditions very carefully before committing yourself to a booking. Taking time now to make sure any bookings you make will track correctly and earn you the cash back you’re expecting can save a lot of annoyance down the line.

Also, make sure you take screenshots as you progress through the booking process just to make sure you have evidence to back up any future claims should the cash back not track correctly.

[HT: Doctor of Credit & OMAAT]