Compliments of the boys at Fatwallet.com comes the coupon code 2000IHG, good at participating Intercontinetals, and the rest of the Holiday Inn Group. The information is provided by CalItalian who is a member of both Flyertalk and Fatwallet. Here is his post and all credit goes to him for this one.
Expedia/IHG Promo $200 off 3-night air/hotel packages (as low as $44)
Expedia $200 off coupon code for 3 night air and hotel VACATION PACKAGE at IHG hotels (Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Hotel Indigo, Candlewood Suites, Intercontinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotel)
Use Code: 200IHG (it’s many pages in…just above the Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex logos on the PAYMENT PAGE where you apply the code. A real PITA, when doing a search) “I Have a Coupon”.
Receive an instant $200 savings on a qualifying vacation package booking that includes least one (1) non-refundable, roundtrip plane ticket, together with a hotel booking of at least three (3) consecutive nights at the same participating hotel.
How to redeem: Sign in to your Expedia.com user account (you do NOT have to sign-in, btw…you can sign in as a guest). After selecting a qualifying vacation package, on the vacation package billing and delivery page you will see the link “I have a coupon”. Click on this link and enter the code 200IHG. Instant coupons cannot be applied to guest registration bookings. If you do not have an Expedia.com user account, please create one prior to making your qualifying vacation package booking.
Restrictions: Coupon must be used on Expedia.com by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on 8/31/09, for travel between 7/20/09 and 9/30/09. Travel must be completed by 9/30/09. The cost of the qualifying booking must be at least $200 before taxes and fees. Limit one (1) coupon per package booking. This offer is from Expedia.com® and is available to Expedia.com U.S. customers only. Bookings are subject to availability and to all applicable terms, conditions, taxes and fees.
This works best for ONE person booking the package. Most Expedia promos work that you can use only ONE code per account and credit/debit/gift cards. So, if you want to do multiple bookings, be sure you have MULTIPLE cards (or vitual credit card numbers) and accounts if you want to keep track of your bookings (I’d also make them for multiple email addresses).The lowest I’ve found is in Las Vegas. I got it down to just the taxes and not a penny more (the promo WILL NOT take off the taxes. You must be above the price of taxes or the code will not work). LAX-LAS 8/18-8-21 US Airways Candlewood Suites $237.00 (including $43.99 in taxes). Add a carbon footprint add-on (add-ons work with the promo if you get too low) for $6.99 = 243.99 less $200 code = $43.99.
One of the best deals I have found is for LAX-PHX for the final two weekends (Friday to Monday on US Airways) in August. The new InterContinental Montelucia resort for $207 including air/hotel and taxes (the hotel does charge a $24 per night resort fee) after the promo. I also found the Holiday Inn Silicon Valley for $64.89 for 3 nights. JetBlue from LAX-SJC. Example dates 9/19-22. It’s available many different night combos.
Those are just examples from my home area, Los Angeles but try your luck and find a package from your area.Another hint: 2 people travelling together in one room who want 6 nights. Try the Expedia Vacation Package feature “I only need a hotel for part of my trip”. Book twice. Book one person for the first three nights (6 nights air) and the second person for the last three nights (same exact flights – 6 nights air).
There is NO official list of airlines that don’t work BUT flights from following airlines are confirmed working so far:
- American (Flights to the Caribbean and Mexico, so far. Not Domestic but possibly other international destinations)
- Sun Country
- US Airways
- Virgin America
Flights from following airlines are confirmed not working so far:
- Delta (May now be working. One post on Flyertalk.com has an itinerary from NYC to WAS).
- United I got one to work from TVC to ORD flights and 3 nights for $161
There is nothing in the t&c’s that seem to exclude any airline so you could call in to Expedia and try to get your itinerary book that way. The list above is what I and others (FlyerTalk and FW) have found to work ONLINE.
Not all hotel locations work. Look for the promo to be listed for the hotel. Once you have done a general search, search each brand (see above) to make it easier to view the IHG hotels that are available for your destination (you should see the promo listed along with hotel) and dates (you can also search by arriving city not just the airport).This is available for packages worldwide not just the USA. Just make sure you find a partcipating IHG hotel and a flight that works with the promo.
CalItalian YOU be Da Man
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases