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Is a gift card a rebate? Sort of.
But as this promotion shows, it’s not equivalent to a cash rebate.
Between April 23 and June 30, Priority Club Rewards members can earn up to $100 in plane, train, or gas gift cards for qualifying Holiday Inn Resort stays, as follows:
Registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
On paper, this looks like a mediocre deal. Assume the room nights are priced at $125. So two nights would cost $250, and a $25 gift card amounts to a 10 percent discount.
It looks even worse when you factor in the gift cards themselves, which are of limited utility and (as businesses well know and count on) are as likely as not to go unredeemed.
If you’re already committed to a stay at one of the 17 Holiday Inn Resort hotels in the U.S., Mexico, or the Caribbean, by all means register to receive a gift card. Otherwise, if you’re looking for a compelling incentive, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
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