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Have any hotel stays you need to book for the new year?  If you’re ok prepaying for your room, check out IHG’s New Year Sale for 25% off!

Here’s how it boils down:

  • Book between 12/26/2019 and 1/15/2020
  • Use the “New Year Sale” (20% off) or the “New Year Sale – IHG® Rewards Club Member Rate” rates
  • Stay must be completed by 5/31/2020 at participating hotels
  • Booking requires non-refundable, full pre-payment for the entire stay at the time of booking

Check out the full terms and conditions here.  (Note the discrepancy in the first and third paragraphs at the bottom of that page, the dates don’t line up!  I’m sure IHG would still honor the promotion as long as the rate is bookable, but fair warning.)

Be Sure You’re Really Saving Money!

Looking at random weekends in March, hotels near me seem to have decent availability at these special New Year Sale rates.  This same hotel showed a $194/night rate for the same dates, also nonrefundable.  This equates to about a 6% discount.  The fully refundable rate for those same nights was $230/night – a 20% discount.  I’m not entirely sure how IHG is calculating the discount, but it’s worth checking out.

Not a bad sale, but as always, make sure the rate is actually a good price.  If you can get a comparable hotel from another chain down the street…well, it’s up to you.  And don’t forget, this is a non-refundable prepaid rate!  Gasp!  The commitment!

One of the reasons I always book my hotels early (especially with points or when the hotel is a great value) is due to the hotel industry’s super flexible refund policies.  I’m sure this won’t last forever, but most chains have a pretty consumer-friendly policy.  I’m happy to pay a few more dollars on checkout to ensure I don’t lose money if I have to cancel or if plans change.


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