Full Disclosure, I am not being paid for this post or earning $$ on member signups. Simply sharing what I think is a good addition to a travel resource kit. I am a current member and Club 1 Hotels is extending a chance to share the benefits, so why not! A one year Club1 Hotels free membership is up for grabs, a $695 USD in value.

1-Year Club1 Hotels free membership

Club1 Hotels free membership

Emil from Club1Hotels

Complimentary 1-Year Club1 Hotel membership – The signup is free and does not require credit card.

The 1-Year free membership includes;

  • Up to $200 booking credits for their first reservation
  • 1-Year complimentary ShopRunner membership
  • $30 Luggage Free e-gift certificate
  • Guaranteed minimum savings of $20 per night with our Best Rate Guarantee!
  • 1-year membership to Club 1 Hotels does not auto-renew or auto-bill
  • Total value: $199 USD

Club1 Hotels is a membership site that offers discounted hotel, airline and cruise (staring November 2017) pricing. In my limited experience, hotel bookings made through Club1 portal may or may not be recognized as an eligible stay for earning points. Some brands are better than others. The portal itself has improved a fair bit since its inception in 2016, although true savings are hard to dig out. I managed to save $55/night in Dubai  last January, which was great. One good thing is that the hotel names and prices are not hidden and its easy to compare rates. Make sure you click through the prices to see tax inclusive rates.

Airline Bookings: Friends have had success in booking and earning miles

Hotel Bookings: Depends on the hotel chain. Hyatt honored by booking and recognized by status. IHG did not.

Cruise and Car Rental Bookings: No direct or indirect experience

Again, I am not being paid for this post or making any $$ by sharing the link/benefits. Simply putting it out there for those that may consider trying it out. If you have experience with Club1 Hotels, feel free to share with a comment below. My personal experience has been tepid, to say the least.