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Club1Hotels Free 1 Year Membership

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When I write about saving money, I often refer to my go-to tools. For example, when searching for hotels, I have a number of sites and resources I use to find the best rates. No single site or tool is always best, which means I need to diversify.

One of the greatest ways to save on hotels is through private membership “clubs”. These sites can offer lower than public rates on hotels. Sometimes they work by discounting last minute bookings like in the case of Hotel Tonight and other times they offer a rebate on commissions earned.

There is a new Hotel Club called Club1Hotels that has been making a big splash. They are a membership club that is aiming to provide value by foregoing their commission to offer members wholesale rates. Normally, it costs $675 per year for a membership (which also includes airport lounge access), but right now you can get a one year membership for free. (Without lounge access.)

The Offer

We’d like to gift you a complimentary 1-year membership to Club1Hotels, that’s a $675.00 value and it’s yours at no charge.

Need to Know

  • What’s the catch? – Nothing, it’s simple, we want your honest feedback on your experience using our services so we can continue to offer the best products and services.
  • Offer Expires October 31, 2016
  • No credit card required to complete registration

Membership Benefits

Club 1 Hotel Membership has the following benefits:

  • No Blackout Dates.
  • Last Room Availability (in most cases).
  • Reservation Flexibility
  • Our members will have privileged access to 1,300 Airport Clubs and VIP Lounges located in over 100 countries and 400 cities.
  • Wholesale international airfare for first class, business class and economy up to 50% off published fares.
  • Wholesale prices from tours and attractions to theaters and thousands of activities including golf around the world!
  • Preferred rates at the top global Car Rental companies.
  • Members-only rates at beautiful Vacation Rental Homes, located in the most desired vacation destinations.
  • Discounts at Restaurants and Spa’s located in global gateway cities airports.
    Personalized Concierge Services.

Analysis

I have spent some time searching and it does seem that Club1 can provide better deals, especially at higher end branded hotels. They really are trying to offer wholesale rates to members, which of course they need to do if they want to justify their cost. Consistently I have found that they are 10-20% less per night at Hyatt properties with similar results at other brands.

$300 Giveaway

Club 1 Hotels has given me $250 in hotel credit to give away to Miles to Memories readers. Additionally, I am throwing in a $50 Amazon gift code as well.

Prize:  $250 to spend on hotel/flight/car hire on Club1Hotels.com. The credit must be used by May 2017. Plus a $50 Amazon gift code.

How to Enter: Join Club1Hotels through the sign-up link in this post. Then leave a comment on this post describing the best paid hotel deal you have ever scored! Enter by 11:59pm Pacific on Sunday 10/30/2016.

Rules: 

  • Terms and conditions apply.
  • Winner will have one week to respond to claim their prize.
  • Club1Hotels is solely responsible for providing the hotel credit portion of the prize to the winner.
  • All decisions made in the course of running this giveaway are final and unappealable. Entering this contest confirms your acceptance of these terms.
  • One entry per person/IP Address. Any signs of fraud will immediately disqualify you.

Good luck!

Club1Hotels Free 1 Year Membership Sign-Up

 


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78 COMMENTS

  1. Stayed at the Doubletree by Hilton Beijing back when the BRG was still offering a USD$50 adjustment in rate if i found a lower rate. Ended up paying $10 for a night in a suite with lounge access and breakfast. Best deal ever.

  2. The best deal was the Westin in Union Square in San Francisco. I was presenting at a conference and the hosting company paid 3 of the 6 nights, with the remaining 3 nights at my charge at the negotiated rate. At checkout however they make a mistake, giving me a bill for the whole week. I politely asked to check, hey find the fax where the company agreed to pay, they apologize and tell me the 3 nights are complimentary due to their mistake. Sweet free vacation!

  3. Scored a night at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for about 100 via hotwire, rooms that night were over 300 each if I’d booked direct.

  4. Sadly i have never scored an amazing hotel deal.. hope to catch one soon. Mainly just buy 3 nights get 1/2 free but thats pretty normal.

  5. Unfortunately, I haven’t travelled much yet and all my hotels have come through package deals purchased for vacations. However, I’m now a member of Club1Hotels, so I should have a better story to tell the next time I answer this question.

  6. Best paid deal was at Bali, 3-Rooms house with a butler/chef service, private swimming pool, driver, with add on personal masseuse service for $200/night.

  7. hmmm… really look forward to a full write up for this program dude. im skeptical man. will see.

    First, the website is outdated for a $675.00/year hotel discount program. Huge turn-off, but I need to check out the savings. IMHO, I would rather pay $675.00 AF on a new AMEX Plat with amazing benefits. that would be more worth it for me than just a hotel discount club, which is what this is.

    But I do see several items of interest and potential. Golf benefit? Wholesale international airfare discounts? Preferred rates at Car Rental companies? Discounts at Restaurants and Spa’s? I gotta see the discount.

    While people use points to get around, if the discounts are huge, you just pay cash. Just depends on the math.

    Second, lounge access is totally useless. They dont even bother saying its the lowest version where you have to PAY for EACH entry. Totally sneaky dude. As soon as they said, PP valued at $100, RED ALERT went off. Only the cheap ass PP is $100. Which is the STANDARD version w/ Annual fee of $99 and a Member visit fee of $27. Kidding me. We all have PP from various CC which is the Select Version. Much better than this POS.

    Third. An OTA is an OTA. If you want to get into premium OTA category, it better make me a sandwich with some ice cream. Will have to see how this is compared to the Expedia family like Orbitz and Hotels.com.

    Value prop has to be there. Gotta see what is break even. Skeptical because these guys are new. Obviously MtM is the man to do it and run the analysis because in the end, this will make sense for some and not for others like any club membership such a Costco or Amazon Prime.

    Also, whats up with the chip in the membership card? I dont know man. Will see I guess…

  8. Ocean view Four Seasons Maui for about $300 per night. Rate was low because it was a few months after 9/11. While $300 isn’t cheap, I haven’t seen anything below $800 for the same room since. Oh, on that trip we also got ocean front at the Fairmont in Wailea for $199. Included breakfast and a $100 room credit.

  9. I landed a room at a cat 5 aloft in silicon valley for a hundred dollars that along with a promo gave me another free night at any spg class 5 or lower for 99 dollars. Plus I got upgraded to an awesome room.

  10. Probably through Priceline with an additional discount through a mobile code. A room priced close to $400 became $118.

  11. Have been able to take advantage of several one-night Extreme Hotel Deals — Night Hotel near Times Square for $30 maybe was the best.

  12. Best hotel deal was buying discounted hotels.com giftcards at 10% off. Booking hotels.com stays through Ibotta with 5% cashback plus a 15% off discount for selected hotels stay through mobile hotels.com reservation.

  13. On a rainy night, after a trying day, arriving to a booking mishap, an unexpected, unasked for upgrade to a Tower Suite at the Fairmont in San Francisco and a late check-out. All I wanted was a room with a bed. Some combination of a sympathetic and discerning front desk person, a bedraggled, exhausted look and serendipity – I wasn’t there long but loved every minute of it. San Francisco is always wonderful. But that evening, morning and afternoon, The City couldn’t beckon me outside the doors of the Fairmont.

  14. I used to get an employee at a hotel chain and it was a really sweet price. stinks not having that discount anymore. signed up for the emails using heavensent1988 at yahoo dot com.. thanks so much for the chance.

  15. The best hotel deal I have gotten are usually either packages or upgrades. We had a package at a hotel with a new owner that included dinner and lunch (you could order anything you wanted including alcohol) so we got our money out of that deal!

  16. Visa Signature Luxury Bogo promotion recently. Booked Miami Conrad before our cruise to Cuba. Stacking with hubby’s Citi Hilton Reserve $100 credit,and $75 VGC from Visa Signature Luxury. Upgraded to beautiful corner suite,free breakfast and wine and cheese @ wine room for dinner. Plus $25 credit for food and beverage, plus piles of Hilton points earned because of our diamond status(free status match last year).

  17. Intercontinental Chicago for about $50/night in peak season couple of years ago. Magnificent stay at Nagnificent Mile 🙂

  18. Normally, it costs $675 per year for a membership (which also includes airport lounge access), but right now you can get a one year membership for free. (Without lounge access.)

    The Offer

    We’d like to gift you a complimentary 1-year membership to Club1Hotels, that’s a $675.00 value and it’s yours at no charge.

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    If reg price is $675 which comes w/ lounge access and this complimentary access doesn’t come w/ lounge access, is it still valued at $675?

  19. Booked a room and parking rate at the Fairmont in SF for less than $160 which is a good deal… but what made it the best deal was the upgrade. They upgraded us to the Fairmont Suite which normally goes for over $2000 a night.

  20. a few years ago planet Hollywood las vegas did 10 nights for 600 dollars that could be used with no blackout dates and as single nights. saved a lot over NYE weekend.

  21. Called a hotel in Arlington, TX for a steal of a deal on a block of hotel rooms for friends! Couldn’t believe how good a deal you can get when you negotiate direct with the hotel sometimes!

  22. I was in Quito, Ecuador and somehow managed to get booked into this suite that I only paid $75 total. Largest hotel suite I have ever been in! I only booked a cheap but safe American chain hotel – that I cannot remember now – but it had ridiculously large sized walk in closets, a huge bathroom/shower and separate tub, big full sized kitchen, living room, big dining room with tables and dining cabinet/chest/dishes and the works. No idea if it was a mistake or upgrade…

  23. One week at the Palacio del Retiro in Madrid free! The parents of some kids I tutored treated. By far the nicest hotel I ever stayed at!

  24. The best paid hotel deal I ever got was a free week at the Palacio del Retiro in Madrid. A lovely hotel, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. The parents of two high school students I used to tutor treated me!

  25. My best deal is to come after getting 24% off my Disney cruise stateroom using the Sam’s Club deal posted here a few days ago.

  26. A steal of a deal on a block of hotel rooms for friends and family in Arlington, TX! It’s amazing how much you can save sometimes when you negotiate directly with a hotel!

  27. My best deal was probably staying Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg. That’s not the Four Seasons, but an independent property (at least it was way back when I stayed there) part of The Leading Hotels Of The World “association.” I was writing for Fodor’s then, and was given one night free stay as a travel professional. When I went to check on my free breakfast voucher in the morning, the same guy was working who had checked me in. We got to chatting and he asked me if staying another night or two would help me get a better impression of the hotel. I was totally honest with him and said I was in fact going to be in Hamburg two additional night, and had planned to stay at my sister-in-laws. He said, well why don’t you both stay here? and promptly booked me into a junior sweet for two additional nights. The hotel had been extremely empty that January night, so I’m guessing he was just being very friendly and helpful. That night we had a champagne party on our balcony facing the Binnen Alster–a longtime dream of my sister-in-laws! Amazing!

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