Free stuff | Gas rebate in Fla. extended

GAS REBATE IN FLA. EXTENDED, INCREASED: WaterColor Inn and Resort, in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., has increased its gas rebate promotion from $100 to $250 and extended the offer to include bookings made through Nov. 18, 2008. Until that date, one-bedroom rental homes start from $250 per night. When you book a five-night minimum, present at check-in a valid, dated gas receipt from your drive there; $250 will be deducted from your bill when you check out.

This “Fuel the Fun” rebate is based on availability, not valid on existing reservations and cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer is not valid Aug. 29-31 and Nov. 7-8. Consumers must reference the gas rebate promotion at the time of booking to be eligible for reimbursement. The offer is limited to one rebate per household. Details: 888-775-2545; . Staff reports

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GAS VOUCHER FROM HOTEL CHAIN: Park Inn hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada have a $20 gas rebate check offer until Sept. 30. Stay a minimum of two nights and you'll be eligible to pick up a mail-in voucher at the hotel front desk. Guests will receive the check within four to six weeks after it's mailed. Details: Staff Reports