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$150 Club1 Hotels Giveaway Winner Chosen!

Last week I announced a giveaway for a $150 Club1 Hotels credit. For those unfamiliar with Club1 Hotels, it’s a members-only travel website that offers some incredible deals on hotels and tours. In lieu of charging a commission Club1 Hotels charges a $675 membership fee, however they extended a free 1 year beta membership for readers of this blog. Entering the $150 giveaway required leaving a comment on the original giveaway post, letting me know where you would put the $150 credit to use. 


A total of 80 comments were left. Factoring out non-entries (i.e. comments from Club1 Hotels reps, reader questions and my responses) brought the total to 75. I entered this number into and and the winning entry number came up as 21. I went down the list, counting every eligible comment until I got to the 21st, which was left by Paul, AKA Island Traveler. Congratulations, Paul! I’ll be in touch shortly with instructions on how to claim your prize.

Thanks to all who participated. Be sure to claim your FREE Club1 Hotels membership while the offer is still available. As a reminder, I will earn a $4 referral fee for each reader who signs up for this free membership using my link. Thanks for your support!

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  1. Does anyone know how bookings at Club1 are coded? Is it coded as travel and eligible for travel category bonuses (Citi Thank You Premier, Chase Sapphire Preferred, etc.), eligible for travel credit (Chase Sapphire Reserve, etc.) And/or eligible for point/miles purchase “eraser” for travel such as Barclay arrival plus or Capital one venture?

  2. Hi Zach! Sorry for the late response. Bookings at Club1Hotels are coded as travel.

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