Black Friday is a great time to get all of your holiday shopping done. This year, it’s also a time to lock up discounts on future hotel stays, even if you’re not ready to book them yet.
Some of you may recall me talking about Club 1 Hotels in the past. They’re a membership site that gives you access to low hotel rates. They offer deeply discounted rates for hotels worldwide. I actually find that more expensive hotels yield bigger savings when I search using their website. You won’t earn elite benefits on these stays, but you can save a ton of cash.
They offered free memberships in the past to my readers but started charging for membership after that initial offer. They have 2 Black Friday offers and a giveaway. All 3 have details to be excited about:
Free 1-Year Membership:
Club 1 is offering 1 year of free membership. There’s no credit card required to join, so you won’t forget and get hit with a gotcha charge next year.
You’ll also get $25 off your first booking of $250 or more. That’s pretty cool for a free membership.
Finally, they have a new best rate guarantee. If you find a better rate elsewhere, they’ll beat the rate by:
- $10 a night for 3-star hotels.
- $20 a night for 4-star hotels.
- $25 a night for 5-star hotels.
That’s a pretty cool way to go about providing a best rate guarantee.
Given that this membership is free and offers a discount, there’s no reason to avoid signing up for it.
$695 Lifetime Membership
Club 1 Hotels is offering a lifetime membership for $695. Here’s what that comes with:
- 25,000 airline miles (choose from the list below).
- $200 off your first booking of $2,000 or more.
- 1 year of lounge access or travel insurance.
- $30 credit for international luggage shipment.
- 30 day trial. Full refund in 40 days if you haven’t booked anything.
For the moment, let’s assume you choose United miles. If so, I’d value 25,000 miles at around $500. If you had a use for the miles and also a hotel booking of $2,000 (not cheap, obviously) then you’re effectively getting membership for free.
You need to sign up for one of the memberships above and subscribe to my blog to be eligible for the drawing. I only e-mail once a day and yes, you can unsubscribe yourself from the mailing list after the giveaway if you don’t think you’re reading anything worthwhile. 🙂
I’ll select one winner who will get $250 in free hotel cash to spend on Club 1 Hotel’s website. You can sign up for my e-mail list below. If you want bonus chances to enter, you can follow me on Twitter or Facebook.
The Final Two Pennies
This is an easy contest to enter and a free valuable tool for the next year that may save you on your hotel bookings. The giveaway will be open to entries until Sunday evening, November 26th at 11:59pm EST.