There’s a new service that offers higher-end hotels at wholesale rates. In a partnership with them, I’m giving away two things–everyone can get a free membership to the website for 1 year and one lucky person will receive $300 in free credit via the website towards any hotel, cruise, car rental, activity, and transfer booking with Club 1 Hotels.
In addition, for every 2020 cruise booking, you can earn 20% back in a Club 1 Hotels e-gift card to use for future hotel bookings!
No credit card is needed to join the website and the membership does not auto-renew.
(tl/dr: 1. Register here for a free membership to a discount website and 2. leave a comment with your dream destination to be eligible to win the $300 prize)
Club1Hotels is giving away a free year membership to readers of this blog. 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 Hotels Members are able to view hotel, cruise, car rental and private home details, including names and photos, 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 $300!
Now the fun part. How to win $300 towards your travel.
- Sign-up for a membership with Club 1 Hotels through this link.
- Leave a comment letting me know where you’d love to travel to next.
You must do both of these to be eligible. (I’ll be cross-checking the winner with the membership list–so try to use the same email address if possible!)
You have until 11:59pm Eastern Time on August 9th to enter to win this prize. 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.
- You won’t earn elite status or points through your stay.
Some hotels will let you use your elite benefits while staying at wholesale pricing (Hyatt, for example, is good about this). But you won’t earn anything.
I probably will stick to booking through Hyatt for cities where that property is available. However, I wish I had been a member of this site back when I went to New Zealand. The rates I’m getting are much, much lower than what I saw then (and what I’m seeing now, pulling things up).
So this is the type of product I would use situationally if you are going for elite status. If you don’t care about elite status, then you probably want to use this website (but shop around for deals).
But don’t forget, to earn the $300 prize, you must:
2. Leave a comment with your dream destination
Edit: If you do not see your comment right away, never fear! I need to manually approve all the entries if you haven’t commented on my blog before.