Thereâ€™s a service that offers higher-end hotels at wholesale rates. In a partnership with them, Iâ€™m giving away three thingsâ€“everyoneÂ can get a free membership to the website for 1 year (worth $99), I have a coupon code for 7% off, and one lucky person will receiveÂ a $40 Amazon Gift Card.
No credit card is needed to join the website and the membership does not auto-renew.
If you are currently a member from signing up for a membership through me in the past, you are always eligible for these giveaways.Â Just use the same email address in your comments that you signed up for.
Here is a coupon code forÂ a 7% discount code for all hotel, cruise, car rental, transfer, and activity bookings:Â Â LCG7
This coupon is good untilÂ 11:59pmÂ Eastern TimeÂ on November 14th.
(tl/dr: 1.Â Register here for a free membership to a discount websiteÂ and 2. leave a comment with your favorite travel accessory for the $40 Amazon Gift Card prize)
Club1Hotels is giving away a free year membership to readers of this blog.Â Without this promotion, a membership costs $79 per year.
No credit card is needed in order to sign up for the membership.
Unlike many discounted travel clubs, Club 1 HotelsÂ Members are able to viewÂ hotel, cruise, car rental and private home details, including names and photos,Â prior to making a booking.
Make sure you sign up for the option on the left in order to get the complimentary account.
They also have a guarantee:
Guaranteed Savings Policy:
Members receive Guaranteed Savings on every hotel booking made 5-days prior to arrival. If you find a better rate for the same hotel, room and rate type (refundable or non-refundable), we want to beat that rate by:
$10 per night guaranteed savings at 3-star hotels up to $20
$15 per night guaranteed savings at 4-star hotels up to $45
$20 per night guaranteed savings at 5-star hotels up to $60 up to $100 on reservations $900 or more
How to Win the $40 Gift Card!
Now the fun part. Â How to win a $40 Amazon Gift Card.
- Sign-up for a membership with Club 1 Hotels through this link.
- Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite travel accessory is.
You must do both of these to be eligible. Â (Iâ€™ll be cross-checking the winner with the membership listâ€“so try to use the same email address if possible!)
You have until 11:59pmÂ Eastern TimeÂ on November 14th to enter to win this prize. Â One entry per person, please.
The website itself
This service is what Ed of Pizza in Motion has called the Costco of hotel websites.
You can get wholesale pricing for hotel rooms.
This means something really great and something not so great:
- Your room will be cheaper.
- YouÂ wonâ€™tÂ earn elite status or points through your stay.
Some hotelsÂ willÂ let you use your elite benefits while staying at wholesale pricing (Hyatt, for example, is good about this). Â But you wonâ€™tÂ earnÂ anything.
I probably will stick to booking through Hyatt for cities where that property is available. Â However, I wish I had been a member of this site back when I went to New Zealand. Â The rates Iâ€™m getting areÂ much, muchÂ lower than what I saw then (and what Iâ€™m seeing now, pulling things up).
So this is the type of product I would use situationally if you are going for elite status. Â If you donâ€™t care about elite status, then you probably want to use this website (but shop around for deals).
But donâ€™t forget, to earn the $40 prize, you must:
2.Â Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite travel accessory is.
If you do not see your comment right away, never fear!Â I need to manually approve all the entries if you haven’t commented on my blog before.