‘Stay a Spell’ Promotion Offers Coupons, Chances to Win Prizes

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire/ — Now through Sept. 15, consumers checking in to TripRewards(R) affiliated hotels in the United States and Canada can receive a Bewitched movie-themed coupon booklet valued at more than $250 (U.S. dollars) as part of the loyalty program’s ‘Stay a Spell’ promotion.

Coupon offers include a free car rental upgrade and discounts on shopping, entertainment and more. In Columbia Pictures’ beguiling romantic comedy, Bewitched, an all-star cast led by Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine cast their spell on the movie version of one of TV’s most memorable and beloved shows under the direction of Nora Ephron. The film releases in theaters June 24, 2005.

During the promotional period, TripRewards members can enter a sweepstakes for daily and monthly prizes. Every day during the period, TripRewards will give away gas cards valued at $100 each in the ‘Stay a Spell’ online instant win game. Four times during the period TripRewards members can win one million TripRewards points.

One million TripRewards points can be redeemed for 166 free hotel night stays, five months worth of car rentals, 181 $25 gift cards from top retailers, 30 mountain bikes, plasma screen televisions, 18 plane tickets or other great rewards.

TripRewards membership is free and available online at http://www.triprewards.com/ or by visiting any Super 8(R), Days Inn(R), Ramada(R), Howard Johnson(R), Knights Inn(R), Wingate Inn(R) or AmeriHost Inn(R) hotel in the United States or Canada or any Travelodge(R) hotel in the United States, or by calling toll-free, (800) FOR-TRIP – (800) 367-8747.

Featuring more than 6,000 hotels, points-earning opportunities with 50 partners and more than 150 point-redemption options, TripRewards is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, based on the number of participating hotels.

The program’s “open earn” structure allows members faster access to point earning by staying in Cendant-franchised hotels, renting Avis(R) and Budget(R) rental cars and purchasing everyday products and services from earning partners.

Likewise, TripRewards members can redeem their points for either hotel stays — with no blackout dates — or partner rewards including airline tickets, resort vacations, electronics, home appliances, sporting goods, movie and theme park tickets and gift certificates from 46 retailers and restaurants.

TripRewards members may elect to earn TripRewards points, airline miles or rail points for their hotel stays. A hassle-free online system allows members to check points and redeem for rewards 24 hours a day.

With approximately 80,000 employees, New York City-based Cendant Corporation (NYSE:CD) is primarily a provider of travel and residential real estate services to businesses and consumers in more than 100 countries. Cendant’s Hotel Group, based in Parsippany, N.J., is the world’s largest lodging franchisor with 6,365 hotels representing 515,077 rooms on five continents under the Super 8(R), Days Inn(R), Ramada(R), Travelodge(R), Howard Johnson(R), Knights Inn(R), Wingate Inn(R) and AmeriHost Inn(R) brands. Cendant’s franchised hotels sell nearly one out of every five economy and midpriced room-nights in the United States, and Cendant franchises 10.3 percent of the entire U.S. hotel room supply, according to Smith Travel Research and Cendant financial data. All hotels are individually owned and operated under franchise agreements with Cendant subsidiaries.

Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/.

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