Win a $300 E-Gift Card Towards Hotel, Cruise, or Rental Car Bookings!

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.

What you can get with this free access:

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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.

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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.

It’s easy.

  1. Sign-up for a membership with Club 1 Hotels through this link.
  2. 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:

  1. Your room will be cheaper.
  2. 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:

1. Register here for a free 1-year membership to Club1Hotels

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.

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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  1. Dream destination is Somalia

  2. I’d love to go to Tanzania next!

  3. My dream destination would absolutely have to be Australia. It’s on my bucket list!

  4. Dream destination is The Venetian Macao

  5. My dream destination would be a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains!

  6. My dream destination is Thailand. It seems so exotic.

  7. I would like to see the castles in Ireland

  8. Porto, Portugal

  9. I would really a long cruise to the carribean.

  10. I would love to visit Jamaica

  11. I would love to travel to Niagara Falls next

  12. My dream destination is New Zealand.

  13. i’m fairly simple and non-exotic. i take care of retired horses in talking rock, ga. i just want to go see my uncle in cannon falls, mn (would fly ATL to minneapolis). thanks!

  14. My dream vacation is Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas!

  15. I would like to go to the beach. Any beach.

  16. i would love to travel to Japan

  17. One dream stay would be somewhere in the Seychelles.

  18. My dream destination is Australia.

  19. I would love to visit Tanzania

  20. My dream destination would be Africa. Thanks for the chance to win ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. My dream destination is Nice, France.

  22. I would love to go to Jamaica

  23. Canada’s west coast – Vancouver island

  24. New Zealand

  25. I signed up, my dream destination is Hawaii.

  26. New Zealand

  27. id love to go to england

  28. I really want to travel along the “Five Stans” of the Silk Road!

  29. Dream destination is Okinawa Japan. I have been told it is one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere.

  30. I would like to go to Mexico!

  31. Cuba is my dream destination.

  32. Mine is Fiji!

  33. My dream destination would be Barbados.

  34. My dream place to visit is Hawaii !

  35. I would like to travel to Tahiti.

  36. I would love to go to Alaska.

  37. Ireland–I can trace 3/4 of my family straight back there.

  38. I would love to go to the Maldives!!!!

  39. I would love to travel to Greece

  40. Ireland

  41. I like to go to Israel

  42. I’d love to go to NYC

  43. Always, always wanted to go to Fiji!! I signed up!

  44. Dream Destination: foodie vacation in Italy

  45. vietnam

  46. I would love to visit Bora Bora one day!

  47. I would love to travel to Paris for Christmas holidays.

  48. My dream destination is Hawaii.

  49. My dream destination is Italy!

  50. My dream destination is a toss up between France and Australia.

  51. Jacqueline Lockie

    Greek Islands! Santornini & Mykonos specifically ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. I would be in heaven if i was ever able to go to Italy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. serengeti tanzania

  54. serengeti tanzania

  55. waters edge, westbrook, ct

  56. My dream destination is Lapland, Finland!

  57. Alaska

  58. My dream destination is Vienna during ball season. ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. My dream destination is Iceland. That would be an amazing trip!

  60. I would love to go to Costa Rica.

  61. My dream (honeymoon) destination is Greece!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  62. My dream destination is taking my kids to Hawaii!

  63. My dream vacation is a European tour!

  64. I would love to go to Italy again! It’s my favourite country.

  65. I would love to go to New Zealand

  66. My dream destination is Hawaii Thank you for the chance to win this!

  67. I would love to just sneak away to the Smokey Mountains within the next month for a mini vacation.

  68. So many places to choose from, next trip will likely be to the beach, not sure where.

  69. Budapest is a great place to go

  70. Ghayasuddin Mohammed

    I wanted to visit Puerto Rico with family.

  71. Muhammad Durrani

    I want to go to Tokyo

  72. I would love to visit Iceland!

  73. Iโ€™ve always wanted to go to Fiji! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  74. I would love to go to Ireland

  75. Maldives! I’ll seriously get here sometime soon!

  76. I always wanted to go to Bali!

  77. My dream trip would be to Ireland

  78. Tahiti please

  79. I would love to go visit my fathers grave again in Michigan! I have not been back since i was little ๐Ÿ™

  80. Chantelle Chojnacka

    Las vegas!! fingers crossed

  81. I’d love to take my daughter to Venice.

  82. The beach with my family. I and we have never seen the beach

  83. My dream vacation is to stay in one of the gorgeous villas right over the water in Bali or the Maldives.. just sit there and swim all day, maybe fish, eat, relax … Perfection!!

  84. I,d love to travel to India,s Golden Triangle

  85. I would love to go to Paris with my husband!

  86. Aubrey Scott Daniels

    I would love to go on a cruise. See Jamaica or somewhere warm

  87. My dream destination is the Bahamas.

  88. I have wanted to visit Russia since i was 10 years old! Such amazing history !

  89. I would love to travel back to TEXASSSSSSSS.

  90. Ooh it’s a tough one to pick. I would either say bora bora or Egypt. Those 2 are definitely on my bucket lists

  91. I would love to take my family to Hawaii! My autistic son is obsessed with anything that has to do with the ocean. So I figured this would be the perfect first vacation for him.

  92. Africa would be a dream come true!

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