Great Deal: 15% Cash Back At All IHG Brands (In Addition To Normal Points)

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Shopping portals can be a great way to earn cash back for purchases you’d make anyway. While shopping portals offer bonuses for all kinds of retailers, sometimes they even offer bonuses for airlines and hotels.

We’re seeing shopping portals offering an increased number of bonuses for hotel stays, and now we’re seeing yet another one.

At the moment you can get 15% cash back for stays at all IHG brands booked through Ebates (this includes InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, etc.). We’ve sometimes seen 10% cash back through Ebates, though this is by far the best I ever recall seeing.

Ebates simply redirects you to IHG’s website, so you’d be eligible to earn points and receive elite benefits as usual. The cash back for eligible stays should post to your Ebates account within six weeks of your stay. Obviously, if you cancel any bookings you wouldn’t receive the reward.

The terms state that specially negotiated rates (such as IHG friends & family) are not eligible for this offer.

If you’re not yet an Ebates member, you can receive an extra $10 after you make your first eligible purchase by signing up (and I’ll receive a payout as well after your successful first purchase).

I’m not sure how long this promotion is available (generally these are just for one day), so you’ll want to book ASAP if you have any bookings to make. You can always make refundable bookings now and then cancel them later. As a point of comparison, the payout before this was just 4%.

15% cash back really is exceptional. Happy booking!

(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)


  1. I booked IHG and Marriott stays multiple times through ebates but never got the cash back. I gave up.

  2. Ebates has been running 15% cash back promos all week to celebrate their 20th anniversary. I’ve picked up around 8k MR points since Monday on purchases that we had planned to make anyway. If anyone needs anything from the major department stores, this is the week to get it.

  3. Thanks for the heads up! I earned about $120 in cash back on a stay at Intercontinental Sydney earlier when the cashback was 12%. Also used their buy two club level nights get one free, which made it an awesome deal.

  4. If you book through EBates Hotels, you get 15% back on a wide variety of hotels, BUT would I still get my perks? For example, if I book a Hilton property, would I get HHonors points and my Diamond benefits?
    OR am I better off getting my perks/points by using the standard 2.5% Ebate that links me directly to Hilton?

  5. I have booked hotels for months using Ebates (properly signed in). I keep getting emails from them congratulating me on all of the money I am saving BUT I have never seen an actual check.

    Frustrating but at least I did not lose anything because they were re-directs to

  6. @Mark S. they only pay out at certain times a year so you probably won’t get a check for months. Check your account to see the cut date for the next checks and make sure your mailing address is on file.

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