[Giveaway done! Congratulations to Kris for winning the US$200 gift card]
Club 1 Hotels is a members-only site which offers wholesale pricing on hotel rooms. For the past three months, Milelion readers have been able to sign up for a complimentary Club 1 Hotels membership (usual price: US$129/year). This offer has been extended again for December, and you can follow the instructions in the link below to get your free account.
No credit card is required to sign up as your membership does not auto-renew. Sign ups through the links in this article generate an affiliate commission that supports the running of The Milelion.
US$200 Gift Card giveaway and 10% off bookings
For December, Club 1 is offering new members a chance to win a US$200 gift card. All you have to do is register for an account by midnight Singapore time on 30 December 2018 to be eligible.
Both new and existing members can use one of the following codes to get up to $500 off their hotel bookings:
Just enter the discount code at check out under the Coupon field and your discount will be automatically reflected. Alternatively, you can also use the code M10 for 10% off:
What can a Club 1 membership get you?
As I covered in my original post, Club 1 Hotel rates can be heavily discounted from the official website. Some of my better finds include the Park Hyatt Saigon at 40% off …
…and the Amandari in Bali for 12% off.
I ended up booking the Park Hyatt Saigon for my parents’ anniversary next year. I was issued a voucher immediately after payment, and called up the hotel to check whether they saw the reservation in their systems. They confirmed it, and I ended up saving a hefty chunk off the official site (I don’t have Hyatt status anyway).
It’s worth noting that Club 1 has its own BRG policy too, so if you find the rates on the hotel’s official site to be lower, you can file a claim and get the Club 1 rate adjusted. There’s no need to have a confirmed booking with Club 1 to take advantage of the BRG so there’s no risk to you.
There are many other options available on Club 1, both for chain and non-chain hotels. Do note that Club 1 bookings are not eligible for points or elite status credit with hotel chains, and cannot be used as competing rates for the purposes of a BRG claim. The transaction will code as a hotel booking in foreign currency, so you can consider using:
- BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard- 5.0 mpd, uncapped
- UOB Visa Signature- 4.0 mpd, min S$1K max S$2K foreign currency spending per statement period
- DBS Woman’s World Card- 4.0 mpd, max S$2K per month
- DBS Altitude AMEX/Visa- 3.0 mpd, max S$5K per month
- Standard Chartered Visa Infinite– 3.0 mpd, min S$2K total spending per statement period
Using Club 1 doesn’t always guarantee you a fantastic deal, but in my research I’ve found big savings at certain luxury resorts. I’d certainly consider using it to book a one-of-a-kind property that doesn’t participate in any loyalty program I hold status in.
Sign up for a free membership, poke around and see where that takes you. Good luck for the giveaway!