Best Rate Guarantee

Tag Archives for Best Rate Guarantee.

How I Made 2 Successful IHG Best Rate Guarantee Claims

How I Made 2 Successful IHG Best Rate Guarantee Claims

A year or two ago I tried making a Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) claim with IHG but was unsuccessful. Following my recent successful BRG claims with Hyatt and Marriott, I decided to give them another try. My first claim was declined, but my two follow-up claims were both approved. The reason my initial attempt was declined is due to a quirk in IHG’s Best Rate Guarantee policy which is different to that of Hyatt and…

Continue Reading »

2 More Best Rate Guarantee Successes (Sort Of) – This Time With Marriott

Mardi Gras

Other than a little fumbling around one time with IHG, I was a Best Rate Guarantee virgin until recently. That changed when I made two successful claims with Hyatt and I gained a little more experience the other week with Marriott. Both of my Marriott Best Rate Guarantee claims were successful, but one of them didn’t work out quite as well as I’d been expecting. Here’s what the process was like and the results from…

Continue Reading »

2 Claims Using Hyatt’s Best Rate Guarantee: 2 Successes

Hyatt Place Chantilly Dulles Airport South - the site of both my successful BRG claims

Best Rate Guarantees of hotel loyalty programs can be great in theory, but they can also be a great source of frustration. I’ve seen many a story of people’s claims being denied, even when they believed they had a valid claim. I tried making a Best Rate Guarantee claim with IHG a year or two ago which was my sole experience making one with any hotel chain. That claim was denied, so I’ve tended to…

Continue Reading »

Hyatt Has Improved Its Best Rate Guarantee Scheme

Hyatt Best Rate Guarantee

Hyatt has announced immediate changes to its Best Rate Guarantee scheme and, unlike some hotel loyalty scheme “enhancements”, this one appears to be a change for the better. Before today, Hyatt’s Best Rate Guarantee offered a match to the room rate you found elsewhere, along with a $50 credit to be used towards a future stay. That $50 credit had an expiry date of one year, so the policy was neither particularly rewarding nor overly…

Continue Reading »

Hilton Improves Best Rate Guarantee Policy, Claims Can Now Be Pre-Approved

Canopy By Hilton Washington DC The Wharf

Hilton has announced some changes to their Best Rate Guarantee (which they now call Price Match Guarantee) and at first glance, the changes appear to be improvements. Here’s a list of changes notified by HonorsRepresentative on FlyerTalk: If you find a lower qualified price for the same accommodation and terms at any point before your reservation is made, or up to 24 hours after making your reservation through one of the official Hilton booking channels, you…

Continue Reading »

Stacking 4th Night Free + BRG for big savings

Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too never tried to stack a 4th Night Free with a best rate guarantee — or at the very least, they didn’t do it at an all-inclusive where you can have as much cake as you want. Hyatt wanted $1,411 for the cheapest advance-purchase member rate for my stay at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, but I had other plans. My final cost: $863.20 all-in. That’s…

Continue Reading »

Don’t be blinded by loyalty and burn a pile of money: shop around

A couple of months ago, I put together a resource page on hotel chain Best Rate Guarantees. I recently had occasion to put one of these to use, and the savings were pretty sweet. I wish I could take credit for being smart on this one – but really, I was just lucky. I had been busy and asked a family member to do me a favor and look for my best hotel option. It turned out…

Continue Reading »

Getting the best rate guaranteed

These days, most hotel chains want you to book direct — that is to say that the chain prefers you book through the company website, app or individual hotel website rather than booking through third parties like Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com, etc. In order to encourage you to book direct, most chains include some sort of “Best Rate Guarantee” that offers to match or beat a qualifying price found elsewhere for the same hotel and dates. We…

Continue Reading »

Marriott Best Rate Guarantee Now Offers 5,000 Points Or 25% Off

JW-Marriott-Los-Cabos-Beach-Resort-Spa

The Marriott Best Rate Guarantee (aka their Look No Further Guarantee) used to only offer 25% off the matching rate. They’ve now introduced an additional option – 5,000 Marriott Rewards Points. To take advantage of their Look No Further Guarantee, you have to book your accommodation directly with Marriott, either on their website, by calling their telephone reservations team or visiting one of their hotels. If you find a lower rate for the same hotel,…

Continue Reading »