Ebates/Rakuten: 10% Cashback On Marriott & IHG Reservations

Update 4/2/19: Deal is back for Marriott only this time.

[Update 3/21/19: Deal available for both IHG & Marriott again. Hat tip to Running With Miles Update 3/6/19: Back again. Update 2/28/19: Back again. Thanks to reader Bruce. Update 2/21/19: And back again. Thanks to reader Quango. Update 2/6/19: Deal is back, remember Ebates has been rebranded Rakuten now. Don’t forget to stack this with the 15% Chase offer as well if you have it. Update 1/23/19: Deal is back, this time for 10% instead of 12%. Deal usually lasts for one day. Update 11/28/18: Deal is back again, seems like it will be offered somewhat frequently now? Update 11/20/18: Deal is back and valid today only (11/20/18). Hat tip to FM]

The Offer

Direct link to offer for Marriott & IHG

  • Ebates is offering 10% cash back on completed Marriott bookings


The Fine Print

  • Unknown end date
  • Cash Back is not available at the following brands: ExecuStay, Ritz Carlton, Edition, BVLGARI, Grand Residences; and at the following properties: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection, Riyadh Marriott, Saudi Arabia, Aspen Wye River Conference Center (Maryland), The Marriott Ranch Bed and Breakfast (Virginia), AC Hotel Lisboa, AC Hotel Carlton Madrid, AC Hotel Som, AC Hotel Nuevo Portil Golf.

Our Verdict

According to cash back monitor the best historical rate for Marriott is 10%. Normally it seems to sit around 7%. Keep in mind you’re still doing the booking directly through Marriott so you get elite stay credits and points. If you don’t have an Ebates account then consider using my link here.

Hat tip to Frequent Miler

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John Doe
John Doe (@guest_742318)
April 2, 2019 10:48

This is back.


+20% Off for bookings at their Hawaiian hotels. Use Promo Code “D3Q” (without quotes).

*Cash Back eligible brands: The Ritz-Carlton, Edition, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Delta Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Protea Hotels, Moxy Hotels, St Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Westin, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Tribute Portfolio, Aloft Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton, Element.

 William Charles  Chuck

MisterBill (@guest_738150)
March 22, 2019 01:46

Any way to get a Group Code box to show up on IHG/Holiday Inn siteswhen going thru Ebates? I have to book a hotel for a wedding, need to enter the group code to get the rate (and availability). But the box isn’t showing up when I go thru Ebates, either IHG or HI.

aubergine (@guest_738287)
March 22, 2019 12:24

usually the portals restrict what custom discounts they will offer. you’ll likely have to book direct to get the availability/rate

ron (@guest_731426)
March 6, 2019 15:45

can you get cashback when mixing points adn cash/taxes? or only full cash thank you for your time

Newbie (@guest_731349)
March 6, 2019 12:05

Booked Marriott thru AAshopping portal on Mar 4th for 10x miles. Email offer United Hotels also offering 500 miles per stay if booked thru their link, powered by hotels,com

Bruce (@guest_728415)
February 28, 2019 10:08

 William Charles Deal is back for today. Seems like a Thursday recurring theme.

Anyone know if you book a stay outside the ebates referral promotion, does it still count for the referral bonus? Not sure since the cashback will post well after the referral window ends for the stay I just booked

TheTaxman_Cometh (@guest_731324)
March 6, 2019 11:07

If you’re asking does booking a stay now earn 10%even if you complete the stay when the cashback drops then yes, I can confirm from personal experience.

AndrewK (@guest_725621)
February 22, 2019 02:27

Did it through their app so hopefully, there will be no ad/javascript blockers that interfere with it

Ryan B
Ryan B (@guest_725136)
February 21, 2019 10:45

Not sure if this was a recent change, but it looks like the list of exclusions has changed (pasted below). For example, in your original post above it says Ritz Carlton is excluded — but looking at the list below, only the Ritz Carlton Destination Club is excluded, along with the Ritz Carlton London. Seems like other vanilla Ritz properties should be available for cash back?

Cash Back is not available at the following brands: Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Design Hotels, Bulgari, W Hotels; and at the following 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.

Stephen (@guest_728777)
February 28, 2019 17:29

Thank you for mentioning this. I was looking to book at a Ritz but thought it was excluded based on my glance the T&C.
Much appreciated.

George (@guest_725096)
February 21, 2019 08:40

Part of Travel Thursdays. Marriott, IHG, Ebates Hotels, and cruises through Priceline are the 10% offers this week. As another commenter suggested, check to see if you have an Amex Offer you can stack with.

Grant (@guest_725162)
February 21, 2019 11:49

Yes, every Thursday is Travel Thursday at Ebates/Rakuten. The merchants usually change from week to week, but you can usually find a few merchants offering 10% Cash Back.

Quango (@guest_725078)
February 21, 2019 02:12

Deal is back!  William Charles

Mark (@guest_711586)
January 24, 2019 21:42

This can stack with a current Chase offer as well. I currently have 15% back on purchases of $100 or more with $60 back maximum