Two Stackable Promotions on Top of Free Membership Giveaway From Club1 Hotels

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Club1 Hotels Free 1-Year Membership

Club1 Hotels is a membership site, and that lets them sell rooms at a discount, offering lower rates to consumers instead of taking their booking commission. They report that they make money on membership fees rather than individual bookings. (Since they’re a membership site hotel best rate guarantees for direct booking on a hotel chain’s website don’t apply.)

Their membership normally costs $675 for a year, but they’re giving away one year memberships that provide access to discounts (but don’t come with a Priority Pass for airport lounge access) now. It’s worth signing up just to check out pricing. I’ve seen plenty of hotels where you can save hundreds of dollars through the site, though you may give up hotel loyalty points booking with them.

They’re running two promotions currently on top of the savings they offer on hotels:

1. “Book any hotel from Club1Hotels on or before 10/31/16 and receive a $100 of electronic gift cards, Gift cards can be used at any of the 18,000 participating restaurants across the US will issue in $25.00, $50.00 or $100.00 denominations, if you use a $25.00 card you must spend $50.00, if you use a $50.00 card you must spend $100.00, and if you use a $100.00 gift card you must spend $200.00. (Most will want (4) $25.00 gift cards!) Club1Hotels issue them to our members via email the day of arrival (as reservations can be cancelled).”

2. “Book 6-rooms with Club1Hotels on or before 10/31/16 and automatically receive a 1-year Standard Priority Pass Membership and gain access to over 1,300 airport clubs and VIP lounges globally with your sixth booking.”

I don’t see these as super valuable, but they’re more value than not offering promotions of course.

$100 in gift certificates are worth $10 – $20 (you can generally buy these at less than face value, and they contain restrictions but can also provide real value). A standard priority pass membership just lets you pay for each lounge visit, it doesn’t provide free lounge access. So useful in a pinch if you don’t have access otherwise.

Still, worth checking out Club1 Hotels for the hotel discounts since they’re giving out free one year memberships, and a full one year membership normally prices at $675.

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  1. Signed up through your link and got the confirmation email, but then my new login doesn’t seem to be working. I’ll presume that their tech isn’t instantaneous. Did you have issues when you signed up?

  2. Signed up through your link and got the confirmation email, but then my new login doesn’t seem to be working. I’ll presume that their tech isn’t instantaneous. Did you have issues when you signed up?

  3. They had computer issues over the weekend as a result of the hurricane. Everything should work now.

  4. I just recently signed up and was looking for reviews that’s how I ended here. This club sounds great as I’m getting ready to travel to California. I’m just a little cautious at the legitimacy of Club 1 Hotels with so much fraud going on. I haven’t found too many reviews, some advertising of different clubs through TripAdvisor. I am willing to give it a try and pray for the best. Our money come hard these days LOL. Thanks Gary for the advertising.

  5. Don’t be fooled by their seemingly attractive rates – I did several searches, and only on the payment page is the true rate (including taxes and fees – yes they do add fees, contrary to what this blog post suggests) revealed. In all cases it was about the same as found on other sites, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less, but nothing that would get me to even consider paying the membership fee for (even with Priority Pass thrown in).

  6. I have been checking this site with my free membership, and usually once the taxes and fees are added in, it’s more. But occasionally it comes up a little less, and they have rebates sometimes. But are we sure we will get all the points and other elite benefits we would normally get? The told me it depends on the hotel. Has anybody use them for various hotel chains to know for sure?

    The other problem is it’s difficult to really figure out what you’re getting because they just show a huge list of room names and prices. Are they refundable? Non-refundable? What does that room look like, etc?

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