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.
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
You can earn 4X American Airlines miles or 3X United Airlines miles when you stay at Wyndham hotels through January 16, 2015.
You Get 4X American Airlines Miles at Wyndham Hotels
But is this deal a good enough reason to book a Wyndham hotel?
Update: The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 point offer is no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!
Beyond the sign-up bonuses for the Ink Plus card (70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points) and AMEX SimplyCash ($250), both cards give you access to business savings programs.
Ink Plus gets you discounts with Visa SavingsEdge while AMEX SimplyCash entitles you to save at the merchants participating in AMEX OPEN.
But which is better for your situation?
You Could Save ~$45 With AMEX OPEN on a 4 Night Business Trip at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
Here’s a look at where you can earn points for travel or save money with each program.
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You can now get 45,000 Wyndham hotel points when you sign-up for the Barclays Wyndham Rewards credit card and spend $1,000 within 90 days. You will also get 20,000 Wyndham points after spending $1,000 in the 1st 90 days if you sign-up for the no annual fee version of this card.
For a Limited Time You Get 15,000 More Bonus Points With the Barclays Wyndham Card and 8,000 More Bonus Points With the No Annual Fee Version
This is better than the 30,000 or 12,000 points you used to get with these cards.