Have you ever booked a hotel room and realized later that you could have gotten a better price elsewhere?
Did you know that most major hotel chains guarantee that you’ll find the lowest price for a room on their website? And if you find a lower rate somewhere else, they’ll match or beat the price (and sometimes give you other goodies, like a free night!).
Most Hotel Chains Guarantee They’ve Got the Best Price
I’ll be writing about each chain in depth individually, but for now, here’s a summary of the major chains’ Best Rate Guarantee policies.
When you spend $200 or more at Marriott hotels with your American Express card, you can earn a $50 statement credit.
Save $50 at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe and Other Marriott Hotels Within the US and Puerto Rico
You have until December 31, 2014, to complete the spending. However, the registration is limited.
I’ll tell you all the details and show you the best card to use for even more savings!
1. 500 Free Starwood Points
Via euflyer, you can get 500 free Starwood points by updating your stay preferences by December 15, 2014.
Get 500 Starwood Points Without Spending Money or Making a Reservation
You have to register for Starwood’s “More For You” promotion before you update your stay preferences. Continue reading
You can get free Wi-Fi at every Marriott hotel if you’re a Marriott member beginning January 15, 2015.
There is no cost or obligation to stay at Marriott to sign-up for their loyalty program. So everyone should sign-up just in case!
Starting January 15, 2015, All Marriott Members Get Free Wi-Fi at Marriott Hotels but Only When They Book Directly With Marriott
Via One Mile at a Time, if you’re traveling to Vancouver, Canada, this winter, you can save a lot of money on your hotel stay!
You can get a American Express gift card worth 50 to 125 Canadian dollars (~$45 to ~$112) per stay at participating hotels through the beVancouver American Express promotion. Bookings must be made before November 16, 2014, and check-in must be on or before February 28, 2015.
With this deal, you can get some Vancouver hotels for less than $25 (before tax) per night! The promotion includes hotels from most of the major chains and other independent hotels.
Vancouver, Located on Canada’s Pacific Coast, Was the Site of the 2010 Winter Olympics
There are some conditions, though. I’ll explain!