How to Earn a 10% Rebate on Top of Unpublished Hotel Rates

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Club1 Hotels Special Signup Link

Despite marketing claims by the big chains, you can often get a better price on a hotel booking through third party websites. That’s even more the case with independent hotels.

One of the more aggressive online booking sites is Club1 Hotels.

  • As a membership site Club1 Hotels is able to offer prices that sometimes undercut booking direct. The best savings are usually on more expensive hotels.

  • They have a charge for membership but have occasionally been willing to offer a free one year trial membership link (no credit card required).

  • They have a new loyalty program that gives 5% back on bookings (not just hotels, either). Membership in the site with the loyalty program normally costs $99, but they’ve offered it to View from the Wing readers with fee waived.

  • And they’ve sweetened the deal even more with double points (10% rebate towards future bookings) for seven days from the date that I post.

    Double ClubONE Points on any and every booking (excluding flights and vacation rentals) for 7 days after the date of your next post. There is no minimum or maximum spend and members can book for their friends, family or co-workers to earn the Double Points. Double Points promotion applies only to new bookings and is not retroactive.


Credit: Club1 Hotels

Third party bookings won’t usually earn hotel loyalty points or credit towards elite status, but they can generate savigs and now Club1 also offers rebates as well.

They’re worth having in your bag of tricks to check prices against for hotels and other travel. And it’s worth signing up while it’s free and more importantly while they’re making the best offer they’ve ever had with double rebates.

Here’s a sample deal I found last year:

Club1 Hotels Special Signup Link

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Comments

  1. Just about every points and miles blogger has this affinity deal. So, yes, they are agressive marketers. But I find this example as being the exception and as often as not can get the same very closely similar rates from booking direct and/or for independent properties, using Booking.com, in which, being a long established company, I’d have far more confidence should an issue arise.

  2. @eree – that certainly has not been my experience, however I am NOT suggesting everyone rush to book with them every time, just to keep it in the arsenal for when rates are cheaper as I’ve often found them to be.

  3. I have booked with Club 1 several times and one time did have an issue – hotel had no record of our reservation. The issue was resolved promptly by Club 1, so I think their customer service is good. Just like with any other site, though, you definitely need to shop around. Hotwire “secret hotel” rates in my experience usually beat Club 1’s. I think the membership is worth having so it can be a point of comparison but is NOT worth paying for. If you can’t get it for free I wouldn’t bother.

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