Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- Super 8 Oklahoma / Frontier City

This Super 8 in Oklahoma City is the closest to the Frontier City Amusement Park, with easy access to I-35 and I-44. You are just minutes away from the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Remington Park, historic Downtown Edmond, and local area restaurants and shopping. Consider using this BRG with our previous post for a longer stay visiting this area!

Hotel Address: 11935 North I-35 Service Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73131

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/

Sample Dates: 3/18, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21 (possibly others?)

Click here first to check the Super 8 rates for your specific dates.
Then compare to the lower rates on booking.com for those dates!

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Doubles

Rate variation: $57.99 Booking.com $67.99 Super 8 (1 King) / $62.99 Booking.com $74.99 Super 8 (2 Doubles)

Special Comments: free parking / continental breakfast / 27" satellite television with HBO / microwaves & refrigerators available

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- Days Inn South

The Days Inn Oklahoma City South is located on the southeast side of Bricktown, just off I-35 and 29th Street. The property is 3 miles from the Ford Center Arena, Cox Business Services Convention Center, and 10 miles from Will Rogers Airport.

Hotel Address: 2616 South I-35 Service Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73129

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/

Sample Dates: 3/18, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 3/22- 2009

Click here first to check the Days Inn rates for these specific dates.
Then compare to the lower rates for these dates on booking.com!

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Non-Smoking King / Non-Smoking 2 Doubles

On booking.com, click the blue link-"More Room Information" to reveal "specific" room type. Include this info on your claim form if you'd like so the Wyndham staff can easily verify for themselves.

Rate variation: $69.95 Booking.com vs. $99.95 Days Inn- Best Available Rate

Special Comments: Free parking / free breakfast featuring eggs and sausage / outdoor pool

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Austin, Texas- Wyndham Garden Hotel

Here's an excellent BRG for the Austin, Texas area. The location of this Wyndham Hotel is just 3 miles from Downtown and only 4 miles from Bergstrom International Airport. This one is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Thanks to reader Katy for bringing this free room opportunity to our attention! She received a confirmed approval on this one!

Hotel Address: 3401 South IH-35, Austin, TX 78741

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Date: 3/22/09 (and possibly others!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Deluxe King / Deluxe Double (2 Full Beds) (Non-Refundable)

Rate variation: For 3/22: $142.50 Hotels.com & Expedia vs. $143 Wyndham (Deluxe King) / $151.25 Hotels.com & Expedia vs. $152 Wyndham (Deluxe Double) Non-Refundable Rates

Special Comments: Free parking / complimentary airport shuttle 7am-11pm / USA Today newspaper M-F / pool & jacuzzi

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Irving, Texas (Dallas Area) Ramada DFW Airport South

The Ramada Airport South is just 2 miles from the DFW South Exit toll booth on Highway 183, and within minutes of major shopping, dining, and professional sports facilities. Complimentary airport shuttle is included in your hotel stay.

Hotel Address: 4440 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/

Sample Dates: 12/6, 12/15, 12/27 (and others!)

Click here first to check the Ramada rates for your specific dates.
Then search for and compare with lower rates on booking.com!

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Doubles (Standard)

Rate variation: $69 Booking.com $79 Ramada (1 King) / $69 Booking.com $84 Ramada (2 Doubles)

Special Comments: Complimentary airport shuttle 4am-midnight / free hot breakfast buffet / indoor pool & jacuzzi / fitness center / USA Today newspaper M-F / on-site restaurant / playground for the kids

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Groton, Connecticut- Ramada Groton / Mystic Area

Here's a Ramada located right along the Connecticut coastline, 1/2 mile from Interstate 95. The property underwent a complete renovation in May 2007 with new mattresses and upgraded bedding, and generally looks rather nice. Looks to me like a valid BRG for many dates during the warmer months!

Hotel Address: 156 Kings Hwy. Groton, CT 06340

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/

Sample Dates: Some include: 6/5, 6/6, 6/13, 7/4 (and more!)

Click here to check the Ramada rates for your specific dates.
Then compare with your desired dates on booking.com.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King (n/s) or 2 Doubles (nsmk/smk) - Standard

Rate variation: For 7/4: $129.95 Booking.com vs. $139.95 Ramada (Both Types)

Special Comments: Indoor pool and jacuzzi / continental breakfast / on-site restaurant / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

El Cajon, California- Travelodge

Here's another El Cajon BRG that could be used along with my previous post to make your stay into a full weekend! San Diego attractions are just a short drive away from this hotel!

Hotel Address: 425 W. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/

Sample Dates: 5/30, 6/12, 7/4 (and others!)

Click here first to check the Travelodge rates for your specific dates.
Compare to those on the competitor site, booking.com.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard Queen Bed ... (Sorry, wish I had others!)

Rate variation: $54.99 Booking.com vs. $72.24 Travelodge

Special Comments: free parking / outdoor pool / free continental breakfast / microwaves & refrigerators / cable with HBO

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

El Cajon, California- Days Inn and Suites

This Days Inn is located just east of San Diego on Interstate 8 ... a handy BRG for those heading inland towards the desert or visiting any of the numerous Indian Casinos in the area.

Hotel Address: 683 North Mollison, El Cajon, CA 92021

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/

Sample Dates: 5/30, 6/12, 7/4 (and others!)

Click here first to check the Days Inn rates for your specific dates and then compare to those you'll find on booking.com.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard King Bed

Rate variation: $99 Booking.com vs. $119 Days Inn Best Available Rate

Special Comments: Outdoor pool / indoor hot tub / free breakfast / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms, as well as Serta Presidential Beds / Denny's next door

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Ramada Limited East

This one looks to have wide availability for the near future. It's located on the east side of Colorado Springs, just 4 blocks from Acadamy Blvd, and close enough to I-25 to not make it too out of the way. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service within a 10 mile radius (quite generous!). From here, you can access such Colorado Springs sights like the US Air Force Acadamy, Focus on the Family, and the Garden of the Gods. This hotel is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 520 N Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: December 17, 2008 (and more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Queen (S/NS), Two Queens (S/NS)

Rate variation: $53.10 Expedia, $59.00 Ramada

Special Comments: Approvals are as easy as pie. This hotel is next door to McDonald's, Subway, and Olive Garden, and other restaurants are nearby. The Citadel Crossings Shopping Center is also nearby. Rooms include Moen Revolution Showers, plush new oversized towels, separate vanity and baths, coffee makers, irons and boards, and hair dryers. There's also an indoor heated pool, complimentary continental breakfast complete with Belgian Waffles, and free wireless internet.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Cleveland, Tennessee- Baymont Inn and Suites

This Baymont Inn is located just off I-75 about 25 miles northeast of Chatanooga, TN. Anyone commuting on this stretch of interstate headed to Knoxville to the north or the Georgia/Alabama area to the south, could benefit from this one. It's easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 107 Interstate Drive NW, Cleveland, TN 37312

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Date: 2/14, 2/21- 2009 (and other scattered dates) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Double Non-Smoking

Rate variation: $64.14 Expedia or Hotels.com vs. $65 Baymont Inn

Special Comments: Free parking / free continental breakfast with morning paper / fitness center / outdoor pool / microwaves & refrigerators in rooms

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Balitmore, Maryland - Days Inn Inner Harbor

Our readers love to submit this one to us, as its a great opportunity that seems to never go away. We've featured it here many times before, but we have a slew of new readers who might be interested, so there's no harm in another time. This property is steps from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, and other downtown Baltimore attractions. No taxes or fees are charged, but there is a steep $17 parking. There is ample on-street meter parking, though - but move the car by 8 AM to avoid a ticket. This one is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 100 Hopkins Place, Baltimore, MD 21201 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Queen or Two Double Beds Standard

Rate variation: $112.20 Expedia, $139.00 DaysInn.com

Special Comments: Countless confirmed approvals (50+) in its history. This property is 100% smoke free. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, with video games and in-room movies and other nice features.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Chicago, Illinois- Wyndham

Here's an excellent shot at a BRG right in the heart of Chicago for the upcoming Spring! It seems quite valid to me, so get it while you can! This is a 17-story high-rise hotel just a few blocks from Lake Michigan and 1 block from North Michigan Avenue's specialty shops.

This free room opportunity was contributed to the blog by reader Keith. Thanks for sharing it with us! It's easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 633 N. Saint Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Date: 3/15/09 Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Deluxe Room (1 King or 2 Doubles)

Rate variation: $225 Expedia and Hotels.com vs. $269.95 (King) Rack Rate & $289.95 (2 Doubles) Rack Rate- Wyndham.com

Do not book the "Run of the House" room on Wyndham ... just scroll down for the "Deluxe King" or "Deluxe 2 Doubles" and book the "Rack Rate."

Special Comments: continental & buffet breakfast offered / USA-Today newspaper M-F / valet parking / indoor pool & jacuzzi

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Anaheim, California- Days Inn and Suites At Disneyland Park

I know this is a ways off in the future, but I found this property available as a BRG for the Fourth of July weekend of 2009. I didn't check other dates around that time period, so I recommend you do a search for other dates too, you may find some! It's easily visible by searching Kayak. This is a clean, comfortable hotel near Disneyland Park that I've stayed at before and enjoyed.

Hotel Address: 1111 South Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Date: 7/3, 7/4- 2009 Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Queens (n/s) first floor / 2 Queens (n/s) second floor / 2 Doubles (n/s)

These room types are all "Standard Rooms"... match carefully.

Rate variation: $84.15 Expedia and Hotels.com vs. $99 Days Inn (All Room Types Listed)

Special Comments: 68 channels of cable television / outdoor pool & hot tub / continental breakfast / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms / complimentary shuttle to Disneyland Park & Anaheim Convention Center.

Stayed here a few times on a BRG and never was charged any form of taxes! It's about a 10 minute walk to Disneyland, right on the corner of Harbor Blvd. and Ball Road.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Flagstaff, Arizona- Ramada West- Grand Canyon Area

We were told by one of our readers that he was approved for a claim by booking a "Best Available" rate and comparing it to a "lower-priced" non-refundable rate on a competing website. We haven't yet confirmed that this works, but if someone books this, we should have an answer soon! Good Luck!



This nice-looking Ramada property is located 2 miles from Downtown Flagstaff, near Interstates 17 & 40, within walking distance to 15 restaurants! It's easily visible by searching Kayak.



Hotel Address: 2755 Woodlands Village Blvd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001



Competitor Website:



Expedia.com


or

http://www.hotels.com



Sample Date: 8/1, 8/8- 2009 (and others!) Click here to check your specific dates



Occupancy: 2 Persons



Room Details: 1 King or 2 Queens (Standard)



Rate variation: For dates above: $119.99 Expedia/Hotels.com Non-Refundable vs. $149.99 Ramada Best Available (For both the 1 King or 2 Queens)



Special Comments: free hot continental breakfast / large outdoor heated pool with hot tub / 1 mile away from Northern Arizona University / free parking / refrigerators & microwaves



Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property



Click here to visit the hotel's official website.



Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Atlanta, Georgia- Wyndham Garden Hotel- Downtown

Here's a Wyndham Hotel in Downtown Atlanta for the Fourth of July weekend ... Hopefully someone can use it! This rare opportunity is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 175 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: 7/3 & 7/4- 2009 Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Deluxe 1 King / Deluxe 2 Queens

Rate variation: Best Available Rates: $159 Expedia vs. $199 Wyndham (Deluxe 1 King) / $159 Expedia vs. $209 Wyndham (Deluxe 2 Queen)

In addition: Non-Refundable Rates: $144 Expedia vs. $179 Wyndham (Deluxe 1 King) / $144 Expedia vs. $188 Wyndham (Deluxe 2 Queens)

Special Comments: 32" flat screen televisions / pool & jacuzzi / fitness center

For the Wyndham chain, I believe they will take a screenshot. You may want to take one in order to secure your free room, especially if you book the non-refundable rates!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Salt Lake City, Utah - Days Inn SLC South

Reader Chris let me in on this BRG opportunity a couple of nights ago, but until today, Orbitz had pulled availability. Availability is back for your booking pleasure. This is a last minute hotel opportunity, with availability on scattered dates late this month and early next. Find availability quickly by taking a few minutes to search Kayak.

Hotel Address: 7251 South 300 West,

Competitor Website:

Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60

CheapTickets

Sample Date: November 29, 2008. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Two Queens (S/NS), One King (S/NS), One Queen Handicap (NS)

Rate variation: Nonrefundables ($48.95 Orbitz, $50.99 DaysInn.com)

Special Comments: Located between I-15 and I-215, adjacent to a light rain station that heads to downtown SLC in just ten minutes. The hotel is also 15 minutes from major ski resorts like Snowbird, Deer Valley, and Park City. Free breakfast and internet included.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Nashville Area / Brentwood, Tennessee- Wingate By Wyndham Cool Springs

Here's a Wingate Hotel you may wish to include into your summer vacation plans if visiting the Greater Nashville Area, which is just a few minutes away. The property is located just off 2 major highways ... Interstates 65 & 40, on the south side of town in the community of Brentwood.

This BRG is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1738 Carothers Parkway, Brentwood, TN 37027

Competitor Website:

Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Dates: 8/1, 8/8- 2009 (and others!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Queens, 2 Doubles, 1 King, 1 King Suite (all non-smoking rooms) Advance-Purchase Non-Refundable

Rate variation: $79.21 Orbitz vs. $89.10 Wingate (2 Queens, 2 Doubles, 1 King) / $103.21 Orbitz vs. $116.10 Wingate (1 King Suite) The Non-Refundable Rates

Special Comments: free hot breakfast / fitness center with hot tub / outdoor pool / free newspaper / free high-speed internet

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property
Reviews seem good ... highly rated!

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Expedia 24 Hour Sale BRGs for November 19, 2008

Another week passes us by, and we're back to Wednesday and the Expedia 24 Hour Sale. This week, though, we have no recourse if they "can't find the rate". So, cross your fingers, and pray for good luck.

Note that these opportunities will not appear on the interactive map, due to their expiring at midnight.

All of these 24 Hour Sale opportunities are easily visible by searching Kayak (but only today, of course!)

Competitor Website for all opportunities:
Expedia.com or http://www.hotels.com

Without further ado, here they are:

Indianapolis, Indiana - Baymont Inn & Suites Indianapolis

Hotel Address: 1540 Brookville Crossing Way, Indianapolis, IN 46239 US

Sample Date: December 10, 2008. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Two Doubles Microfridge (S/NS), One King Microfridge (S/NS), One King Suite/Spa

Rate variation: Two Doubles types: $75.20 Expedia, $94.00 Baymont, One King types: $79.20 Expedia, $99.00 Baymont, One King Suite: $107.20 Expedia, $134.00 Baymont.

Special Comments: Newly opened property, located just off of I-465 at exit 47. You'll find a complimentary expanded breakfast, along with a 24 hour heated indoor pool. The Indiana Live Casino is nearby, with free shuttle service on certain days, and you're only 7 miles from downtown Indianapolis.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas - Ramada Plaza Pine Bluff (back from last week!)

Hotel Address: 2 Convention Center Plaza, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 US

Sample Date: December 10, 2008. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King or Two Queen Beds (NS)

Rate variation: Both types: $57.85 Expedia/Hotels.com, $89.00 Ramada.com

Special Comments: This is the first time I've seen a hotel offering a "Free Hot Dinner" in addition to a free breakfast. They advertise that this is a limited time special - but its definitely worth checking out. This property has recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, and it appears to be quite nice at face value. There are no Tripadvisor reviews, probably because it just opened. This property is located in the south-central Arkansas city of Pine Bluff, under one hour south of Little Rock on I-530.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Savannah, Georgia - Wingate by Wyndham Savannah I-95/Gateway (repeat)

Hotel Address: 11 Gateway Blvd East, Savannah, GA, 31419 US

Sample Date: December 10, 2008. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King (NS), Two Doubles (S/NS)

Rate variation: All room types: $71.20 Expedia/Hotels, $89.00 Wingate.com (these are the refundable rates)

Special Comments: I've stayed at this property before, and I loved everything about it. The room was clean, comfortable, and the hotel had more amenities than you could shake a stick at. The hot breakfast buffet was a plus, as well, with scrambled eggs, sausage, and waffles. This hotel is located right off of Interstate 95, around 12 miles west of downtown Savannah and 20 miles from the Savannah airport. This particular exit is surrounded by restaurants and shops, and you'll find many places to fill your belly within walking distance, including Cracker Barrel, Ruby Tuesday, Shoney's, and Denny's.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Cheverly, Maryland (D.C. Area) - Howard Johnson Cheverly

Hotel Address: 5811 Annapolis Road, Cheverly, MD 20784 US

Sample Date: December 10, 2008. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Two Doubles Non Smoking

Rate variation: $57.85 Expedia, $75.65 Hojo.com

Special Comments: This hotel is just two short miles from downtown Washington D.C., get there easily by taking advantage of the hotel's FREE shuttle service to the nearest DC Metro station (Cheverly). The hotel offers an on-site Italian restaurant, along with an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool and business facilities. Reviews are mixed on Tripadvisor (with several entertaining rebuttals made by the hotel itself!).

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Austin, Texas - Travelodge Highland Mall

Here's another Austin BRG for those who'd like to couple it with the Super 8 we just posted. This one's located near downtown Austin, within 3 miles of the Texas State Capitol and 2 miles from the University of Texas. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 6200 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: November 29, 2008 (and more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: This is a strange hotel - Expedia offers double options, whereas WR does not. The Standard King seems to be the only option in common. But, it's a smoking room.

Rate variation: One King (S): $55.20 Expedia, $74.99 Travelodge.com

Special Comments: They may take issue with the fact that Expedia mentions a balcony, but Expedia also mentions that this is the standard room type. In any case, speak to a supervisor if they ever deny you a cheaper room with better standard amenities. No promises here, but I'm fairly optomistic that they'll see logic here.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's (terrible) official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Austin, Texas- Super 8 Airport North

Here's a great BRG opportunity contributed to us today by reader Kristina. This one is for a really nice Super 8 property located in Austin, Texas ... The hotel is rated #2 out of 181 Austin hotels!

Kristina has a confirmed approval on this for a King Spa Suite!

Hotel Address: 5606 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723

Competitor Website: http://www.hotel-rates.com/

Sample Date: 11/29 (and many others!)

Click here first to check the Super 8 rate for your specific dates and compare it to the lower "promotional" rate on the competitor's website link.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: "King Spa Suite" Non-Smoking

The "Luxurious King Spa Suite" on hotel-rates.com is a match for the "Unwind In A Big Bubbly Spa...King Suite" on Super8.com.

Rate variation: $129.99 hotel-rates.com vs. $134.99 Super8.com

Special Comments: This Super 8 is seen on hotel-rates.com as "Super 8- Austin 183 Airport"

Hot breakfast buffet / complimentary airport shuttle / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms / outdoor seasonal pool / fitness center / 100% non-smoking hotel / airport is 5 miles away

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Tulsa, Oklahoma- Ramada Airport East

This Tulsa Ramada is located just off I-244, about 4 1/2 miles from the Tulsa International Airport at the Garnett Road Exit.

Hotel Address: 1010 N. Garnett Road, Tulsa, OK 74116

Competitor Website: Travelocity.com

Sample Dates: 11/29, 12/20, 2/7 (and others!)

Click here first to check the Ramada rates for your specific dates and compare to the lower ones on the Travelocity website.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Double, 1 King, 2 Doubles

Rate variation: $63.20 Travelocity $79 Ramada (1 Double or 1 King) / $67.20 Travelocity $84 Ramada (2 Doubles)

Special Comments: All interior corridors / indoor heated pool / 24 hr. complimentary airport shuttle / free hot breakfast / fitness center / free weekday newspaper / game room / restaurant

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Monday, November 17, 2008

"How to Make a Screenshot" now updated to reflect the current situation

I've left the "How to make a screenshot" lesson up and updated it to reflect the current situation, in case anyone needs it for Red Lion claims, or (possibly) for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts claims. I'm not sure how the Wyndham Resorts staff is handling the screenshot situation, since they're an entirely different staff. I doubt they will accept it, but hey, here's to hoping.

Also, I have no word yet on whether a fax of the lower rate would suffice, or whatever other means of proving that a lower rate that may would be possible. Wyndham's quite mum towards our emails, so I'd be surprised if we ever hear from them.

(NYC Area) Howard Johnson Express Inn- Queens

Here's a brand new 53-room Howard Johnson Hotel located on the border of Queens and Nassau County, about 15 miles from Manhattan and New York City.

Hotel Address: 65-09 Queens Blvd. Woodside, NY 11377

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/

Sample Dates: 5/2, 5/9, 7/4 (are just a few)

Click here first to check the Howard Johnson rates for your specific dates.
Compare with the lower rates found on booking.com.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Doubles

Rate variation: For 7/4: $109 Booking.com $129 Hojo.com (1 King) / $119 Booking.com $139 Hojo.com (2 Doubles)

Special Comments: Free parking / continental breakfast & newspaper / flat screen televisions in all rooms / fitness center

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Newark, New Jersey- Howard Johnson Hotel

This BRG opportunity is seen as an Expedia "Winter Sale"

Here's an excellent chance to score a free hotel stay, especially for those interested in visiting the Greater New York City area during the holiday season. This Howard Johnson is just 8 miles (10 minutes) from NYC, and just a 1/2 mile from Newark Airport! This great find is easily visible by searching Kayak.

A big thanks to reader Ena for sending us this BRG contribution!

Hotel Address: 20 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Date: 12/27 Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Doubles (Nsmk or Smk) / 1 King (Nsmk)

Rate variation: $67.49 Expedia and Hotels.com vs. $69.99 Hojo.com (Both Room Types)

Special Comments: $15 daily parking fee / complimentary airport shuttle provided / on-site restaurant and gift shop

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Green Bay, Wisconsin - Wingate by Wyndham Green Bay Airport

Here's a rare Wisconsin BRG - we usually only see BRGs in the Milwaukee/Madison/Janesville areas, but it looks like there are a few this week in the northern part of the state. There's free shuttle service to the Green Bay airport as well as the Oneida Casino, located right across the street from the hotel. This is even a great choice for a Staycation for any of you locals, as Wingate by Wyndham properties are excellent in every way (with the possible exception of the carpeting!). This BRG opportunity is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2065 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and many more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Two Doubles Smoking Room

Rate variation: Nonrefundable ($80.75 Expedia/Hotels, $101.15 Wingate), Refundable ($95.00 Expedia/Hotels, $119.00 Wingate). Either of these options will work.

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: Located just west of US 41, around 10 miles from downtown Green Bay. Almost everything is included, free of charge, at Wingate by Wyndham - local calls, domestic long distance (select hotels), free hot breakfast (with eggs/sausage/biscuits and gravy/waffles) and more! That being said, Tripadvisor reviews are almost all positive!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - Super 8 Motel

Here's another northern Wisconsin BRG, located at the south end of Lake Winnebago in the town of Fond du Lac, around halfway between Green Bay and Madison, and just minutes south of the Oshkosh-Appleton metropolitan area. This free room opportunity is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 391 N Pioneer Road, Fond Du Lac, WI 54935-2006 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and many more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Queen (S/NS), Two Queens (S/NS)

Rate variation: All room types: $52.17 Orbitz/Cheaptickets, $54.95 Super8.com

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: "The Super 8 Fond Du Lac is conveniently located of Hwy 41 at exit 99 Hwy 23 East/Johnson Street. The motel features free High Speed Wireless Internet and free SuperStart breakfast. All guest rooms feature refrigerator, microwave, 27 inch television with cable & Showtime, and hairdryer. Rv / Truck parking is available. Many restaurants are within walking distance. Pets allowed in smoking rooms with charge. Interior corridors." - Super8.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mason City, Iowa - Super 8 Mason City

Here's a BRG worth trying out, though I can't say for certain if it would be approved or not. It's located in the Northern Iowa town of Mason City, just a stone's throw off of Interstate 35 between Des Moines and Minneapolis. It's near the Buddy Holly crash site, as well as the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum and the North Iowa Fairgrounds. The lower competing rates are easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 3010 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and others). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Orbitz's description says "King or Queen Size Bed". That's cheaper than all of the King/Queen options on Super8, thus Orbitz offers the Best Available Rate. Take it up with a supervisor if your claim is denied, as the new staff (especially "Jenna") are notorious for not knowing what to deny and what to accept. This is more likely to go through for the 1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking, which is the only such option on Super8.com - but its worth trying for others, as well.

Rate variation: $65.00 Orbitz/Cheaptickets, $65.88 Super8.com.
Look for "Best Available Rate" next to one of the rates on Orbitz/Cheaptickets. None of the others will work for you.

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: "We offer 57 well appointed guest rooms, all of which include free wireless high speed internet, coffee makers, hair dryers and complimentary continental breakfast. Our popular Jacuzzi Suites include all of the standard amenities plus a whirlpool, microwave/fridge and a pull out sofa." - Super8.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

New Orleans, Louisiana - Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans

Here's an excellent downtown Wyndham BRG submitted by reader Kevin. This hotel is in the heart of the French Quarter, just steps from Harrah's and the Convention Center. This is a great deal, and is available during Mardi Gras season - enjoy, and thanks to Kevin for sharing! The Wyndham rates are easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 701 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Competitor Website: http://www.travelocity.com

Sample Date: February 15, 2008 (and more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Deluxe 2 Double Beds, Deluxe King Bed

Rate variation: Deluxe 2 Doubles ($186.56 Travelocity, $249.00 Wyndham.com), Deluxe King ($233.44 Travelocity, $249.00 Wyndham.com). These are the refundable rates we are dealing with here.

Special Comments: Confirmed approvals. Located in the historic Warehouse District at Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans. Rooms include cordless phones, high speed, and ergonomic work chairs. Become a ByRequest member (free) to recieve free high speed internet access, room customization, and other perks. Amazing reviews on Tripadvisor (4.5/5).

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Spokane, Washington- Howard Johnson Inn Airport / Downtown

This Downtown Spokane Howard Johnson, an award-winning property, is centrally located to everything the city has to offer, and is easily accessed by Interstate 90.

This BRG opportunity is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 211 Division South, Spokane, WA 99202

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Date: 11/22, 12/13, 12/27 (and others!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen / 2 Queens ...without microfridge (Standard)

The "2 Queens" room description on Expedia and Hotels.com makes no mention of a micro-fridge. So if you book the 2 Queens on Hojo.com, book the "2 Queens" type that makes no mention of this feature.

Rate variation: $60 Expedia $64.95 Hojo.com (1 Queen) / $66 Expedia $69.95 (2 Queens, no fridge)

Special Comments: free breakfast with waffles / fitness center / Starbucks adjacent / many restaurants and bars are within walking distance

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Irving, Texas (Dallas Area) - Super 8 Motel DFW Airport North

I had the misfortune of staying here a couple of years ago. The proprietor set incense to burn down every corridor, and on the lobby desk. It smelled horrible! Funny, because this hotel is supposedly a "smoke free property!" Hopefully, they've cleaned up their act. The rooms, as I recall, were dingy and just above acceptable. But, they did have a fast and free airport shuttle. This one came to us from reader Patricia earlier in the week. It's easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 4770 W. John Carpenter Frwy, Irving, TX 75063 US

Competitor Website:

http://www.reservetravel.com
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: April 21, 2009. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King Bed or Two Double Beds Standard Room (ReserveTravel), One King Suite (Orbitz)

Rate variation: King ($53.46 ReserveTravel, $54.00 Super8.com), 2 Doubles ($64.35 ReserveTravel, $65.00 Super8.com). These rates are listed as "Two Day advance purchase" on ReserveTravel. Orbitz lists the King Suite for $57.00, which is $59.00 on Super8.com.

Special Comments: Confirmed approvals. Free airport shuttle to the DFW Airport (a half mile away), fitness center on-site, and complimentary continental breakfast.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Arden Hills, Minnesota - Super 8 Motel Arden Hills

Here's a hotel in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb of Arden Hills, right near the intersection of I-695 and I-35W. From here, you are within 11 miles of both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. This hotel appears to be your standard, every day Super 8, with nothing much to note. This BRG opportunity is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1125 Red Fox Rd, Arden Hills, MN 55112-6945 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
and
CheapTickets

Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and many more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: All room types: One Queen (S/NS), 2 Doubles (S/NS), Handicap 2 Doubles/1 Double

Rate variation: One Queen (S/NS): $44.30 Orbitz, $49.99 Super8.com, All Double Types: $48.73 Orbitz, $54.99 Super8.com

Special Comments: Free breakfast and internet, but not much else to speak of. Tripadvisor reviews seem to be quite positive (4/5).

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Update: Save $50 off of any hotel room on HotelClub, not just $30!

A couple of readers notified me that HotelClub.com is offering $50 in member dollars when you register on that site, using the following links:

http://www.hotelclub.com/us50

or

http://www.hotelclub.com/thai

The latter is intended for Thai Airways users, but the first code is valid for anyone, anywhere. We recommend using the public code if you have not legitimately flown Thai Airways recently. We appreciate your honesty in using the proper code that was intended for you!

Both FreeRoomGuy and myself have redeemed ours, and passed the code off to our friends. This is a great opportunity for making a Wyndham Rewards hotel free that you otherwise cannot get free using the BRG. There are tons available for free or nearly free (mainly because most Wyndham Rewards hotels are $50 or less!).

Note that you will need to print a voucher and bring this to the hotel on the date of stay. This is completely normal. The hotel does not have a record of your name, only its record of selling the room to HotelClub.com, which then sells its inventory privately to you. The voucher is essential - you will not be able to check in without it.

Enjoy!

Still Available: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Days Inn University of Minnesota

Here's one that FreeRoomGuy featured on the blog a couple of weeks back, but it's worth reminding you about this one in case you'd like to couple it with the other Minneapolis BRG that we just posted. I used to live down the road from this Minneapolis hotel, so I know the area well. This would be a great choice for anyone who enjoys partying, as you are literally steps away from the heart of campus nightlife. Many confirmed approvals at this one. This BRG is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2407 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 US

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com
or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and others!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Queen or Two Double Beds (S/NS)

Rate variation: All room types: $72.00 Expedia/Hotels.com, $85.00 DaysInn.com

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Special Comments: This hotel offers free shuttle service to the Metrodome, Target Center, and around the University of Minnesota campus. The hotel is steps away from the Mississippi River valley. It's a short walk over the river into downtown Minneapolis, and the Metrodome is about a mile away. There's also FREE parking, a scarcity in this area.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Bloomington, Minnesota - Days Inn Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport/Mall of America

This hotel has recently released sale prices on Expedia.com and Hotels.com, resulting in this new BRG opportunity. This hotel is a great choice for those transiting MSP and need a place to stay overnight, or for those who want to visit Minneapolis and still be near the airport. For the time being, this free room opportunity is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1901 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425 US

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com
or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard 1 Queen Bed Room

Rate variation: $79.00 Expedia/Hotels.com, $89.00 DaysInn.com

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: There's free shuttle service to and from the MSP airport as well as the nearby Mall of America (within walking distance!), from 4:30 AM til Midnight! Also, a complimentary breakfast is served daily. Decent reviews on Tripadvisor, with generally positive feedback with the occasional rant on the side.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.


Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Lima, Ohio - Wingate by Wyndham Lima

This past week, one of our readers contacted us to let us know that Wyndham is supposedly allowing nonrefundable to refundable comparisons on BRGs. This would have been blasphemy in the past, as the Wyndham claims staff were vehemently opposed to such ideas. But, this reader assures us that Wyndham is now looking at the straightforward - that is, who has the best available rate, regardless of the cancellation policy. If that is true, let the bells of heaven ring. Feel free to try this out, and if it's true, you'll be approved. If not, and his case was a fluke, then you won't be. In any case, comment on this post to LET US KNOW, as neither of the blog authors have Lima, Ohio in their travel plans in the near future.

Needless to say, though, we're less than optomistic about this one, and not yet convinced that this is even possible.

This one is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 175 W. Market Street, Lima, OH, 45801 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and many more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King (S/NS), Two Doubles (S/NS), One King Handicap (S)

Rate variation: Orbitz offers non-refundable options, while Wingate by Wyndham does not. All above types: $84.47 Orbitz/Cheaptickets, $98.99 Wingate.com

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: This hotel is located next to the Lima Civic and Convention Center in the town of Lima, Ohio. Lima is located along Ohio's Interstate 75, around 80 miles south of Toledo and a short 60 miles east of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the northwest part of the state.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Cocoa, Florida- Days Inn Cocoa Expo

This Days Inn is just off I-95 on the Florida east coast, just minutes away from the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, and 12 miles from the Cocoa Beach Pier- a favorite vantage point for viewing NASA shuttle launches.

Hotel Address: 5600 State Road 524 / I-95 Cocoa, FL 32926

Competitor Website: www.booking.com

Sample Dates: 3/20 & 3/21 (Most March Dates Available)

Click here to check the Days Inn rates for your specific dates and compare to those "lower" booking.com rates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Doubles (Standard)

Rate variation: $52 Booking.com $79.95 Days Inn-(Best Available Rate- 2 Doubles) / $55 Booking.com $79.95 Days Inn (Best Available Rate- 1 King)

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: Enjoy the following amenities: outdoor pool / 40+ cable television channels / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms / free parking / USA Today newspaper / sand volleyball court with horseshoes & picnic area.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Phoenix, Arizona - Wyndham Phoenix Downtown

Wow! You don't often see downtown Wyndham BRGs - this is a great deal, especially for any of you business travelers headed to Arizona's capital city anytime soon. This looks like an undeniable claim. Can't find it? This one is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 50 East Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and many more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King or Two Queen Beds

Rate variation: Nonrefundable ($179.00 Expedia/Hotels, $201.00 Wyndham.com), Refundable ($239.00 Expedia/Hotels, $269.00 Wyndham.com)

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: You'll find all the benefits of a high-end hotel here, including a high-end location, right in the heart of downtown Phoenix and just steps from the Phoenix Convention Center. You're also within walking distance of Chase Field and US Airways Center! Consider joining the free Wyndham ByRequest program, which provides FREE high speed internet and domestic long distance calling to all members!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - Super 8 Trois-Rivieres

Here's a rare Quebec BRG, located in Trois-Rivieres (Three Rivers), just halfway between Montreal and Quebec City (around 90 minutes from either). Trois-Rivieres is on the northern banks of the massive St. Lawrence River, and is the second-oldest community of New France - there is a lot of history over here, and it's quite a beautiful little town. This one is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 3185 Blvd. Saint-Jean, Trois-Rivieres, QC G9B 2M4 CA

Competitor Website: http://www.reservetravel.com

Sample Date: Text here. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King / Two Queen / One Queen Non-smoking rooms.

Rate variation: All room types: $89.00 CAD Reservetravel.com, $119.88 CAD Super8.com

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: Excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.

"The Super 8 Trois-Rivieres features 78 rooms, an indoor pool with an 80 foot (24.3 meter) waterslide, fitness center, whirlpool spa, suites with a jacuzzi spa, kids suites with bunk beds, and complimentary SuperStart Breakfast. " - Super8.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Guelph, Ontario - Days Inn Guelph

Here's a great hotel for those travelling to or from Toronto. The Days Inn Guelph is located just under an hour from downtown Toronto, just off of the 401 and just 25 minutes east of the Kitchener-Waterloo metropolitan area. While this one would be better suited to those travelling between Detroit and Toronto, it's not terribly far off the QEW for those coming from Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: Text here

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Queen Smoking Room (possibly others as well).

Rate variation: $93.49 CAD Expedia/Hotels.com, $109.99 CAD DaysInn.com

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: This hotel is just one block south of the University of Guelph, and is in the heart of Festival Country. This is a great base for exploring southwestern Ontario, just a stone's throw away from Kitchener and Hamilton, and close enough to do a day trip to Toronto. 5 miles from the nearest train station to Toronto, and just 50 miles from the YYZ Airport.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Edmonton, Alberta - Days Inn Downtown Edmonton

I've stayed at this Days Inn property a few times in my life, and each time I've found it to be a decently comfortable option for exploring the city. It's not right in the center of the downtown core, but right on the edge, and an easy walk to the center. It's right next to Jasper Avenue, where frequent buses depart for the West Edmonton Mall (around 20-30 minutes away). Definitely grab this one while you can, the hotel was recently renovated and the hotel staff know all about the BRG program and don't mind honoring it in the least. The free parking is also a plus.

Hotel Address: 10041-106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1G3 CA

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com

Sample Date: December 10, 2008 (and many more!). Click here to check your specific dates for Days Inn availability, and then compare at booking.com above.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard One Queen/Standard Two Queens

Rate variation: Both types: $99.00 CAD Booking.com, $104.00 CAD DaysInn.com

Don't forget to take a proper screenshot in order to secure your free night!

Special Comments: "In the heart of Downtown Edmonton, this newly renovated, award winning hotel is 100 Percent Non-Smoking and is close to government centers, Legislature grounds, sites, attractions, shopping centres, hospitals and many restaurants...25 minutes from West Edmonton Mall" - DaysInn.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

$30 off any hotel room, courtesy of HotelClub.com!

A fellow from Flyertalk shared this excellent promotion with me this morning.

HotelClub is offering a $30 coupon, just for registering. I've checked it out, and it indeed knocks off this amount from any room on the site. Good for one night stays, which means free travel is on the horizon.

No coupon code required, simply sign up for HotelClub and the credit will be applied to your cart.

Here's the link:

http://www.hotelclub.com/christmas2008.asp

And here's the fine print:

*30 Member Dollars is equivalent to $USD 30. As this is a special offer, there is a maximum 30 Member Dollars per person that will expire on 10 December 2008 and is not to be used in conjunction with any other HotelClub promotion running. Otherwise all standard terms and conditions apply.


Laughlin/Las Vegas - As Low as $1.50 PER NIGHT on Expedia!

With hotel prices like these, it's no wonder that the world is in an economic recession. Expedia is showing multiple Laughlin, Nevada properties as low as $9 per night in November and December, and $12 per night through the spring!

Combine these rates with coupon code "FAN50" for some unbelievable savings. FAN50 is a public coupon code that knocks $50 off any booking of three nights or more, as long as the total room rate is over $50.

Thus, 3 x $9 = $27, won't work with this coupon. But wait!

The Edgewater is offering its regular rooms for $9, and its Riverview rooms for $17.

3 x $17 = $51, plus meagre taxes, minus coupon, results in a total price of $4.45.

That's right - $4.45 including all taxes and fees for a THREE night casino stay in Laughlin. Just under a buck and a half per night!

Be creative and play around with these room combinations and you'll find many deals.

Vegas is offering some great deals too. Binion's Gaming Hall (on the Fremont Street Experience) is offering rooms for a mere $18. Three nights in this price, including taxes, using the coupon code, results in a total price tag of $8.66! Only $2.88 per night!

The best on-Strip deal I found was for the Circus Circus - just $19.54 total for 3 nights ($6.51 per night!).

With prices like these, you have absolutely no reason not to head to Vegas or Laughlin (or both!) immediately. These rooms are almost free, and free travel is what we're all about here at the blog.

Enjoy, and if you wish to support our blog, click here to book:

Expedia.com