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I saw a commercial for Trivago last night and it made me wonder how many people use these sites and spend their hard earned cash on hotel rooms.
Don’t get me wrong – I like Trivago and those sites – they will save you money on a room most of the time.
I have been collecting hotel points for about 4 years now and blogging about it for 1.5 years.
The bottom line for most people/families is you don’t really need to pay for these rooms when the credit cards they offer give you the rooms for free – or sometimes an annual fee which is very reasonable compared to the price of a room.
There are 3 cards out there right now (CANADIANS) you could get which would cost you a total of $240 but would get you free rooms in Starwood/Marriott/IHG properties for many,many nights.
My last post on this subject, goes into detail about those 3 cards.
1. The best part of this post is the Starwood card sign-up bonus is actually 20,000 Starpoints right now, and you can refer you partner to the same card, pick up another 10,000 points and they get 20,000 points as well.
That’s 50,000 Starpoints for $240 total. That’s at least $1500 in hotel rooms, but easily more if you do a little research.
2. The Marriott Visa is great with it’s free night certificate and 50,000 points worth probably over $1000 in hotel rooms.
3. The IHG Mastercard is a nice deal too for $120 you get 60,000 IHG points. Worth 4 nights at a standard Holiday Inn.
Best Western bonus of 20,000 points is fine, but the worst of the 4.
The previous post was titled “Banking Hotel nights” which is exactly what you are doing.
Seriously, read that post. Many people I know and have told about this are taking advantage of these free nights – why not you?
Again, if you have bad credit/can’t pay bills on time, perhaps hotel branded credit cards aren’t for you – but if you have been stuck using the same ‘ol Canadian Tire/Presidents Choice Mastercard for years – GIVE THIS A TRY!!!
Then, after a year or so, you may ask yourself “Why Trivago? Why Hotels.com? Why did I pay for hotel rooms?”
Cuba on Sale!