If you’re looking for ways to get free hotel stays, the best way to achieve that is usually through hotel loyalty programs and co-branded credit cards. Many of the major hotel chains has a loyalty program that allows you to earn points and redeem them for free nights and other valuable benefits like upgrades to your room. There are also many other ways to achieve your goal to stay free at a hotel.
There are a number of factors before deciding which loyalty program is right for you such as:
the type of hotel you like to stay at
The number of hotels the chain owns, if it’s a large chain there will be more opportunities to earn points.
The different benefits that includes.
Where you are traveling to, as some hotels exists in some countries more than others.
Some more high end hotels loyalty programs are: Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, Accor Hotels and IHG rewards club. There are different levels in every loyalty programs with more and better benefits the higher your level is. It can be all from free welcome drinks to a free night on your fifth night.
Keep an eye out for hotel promotions that advertise a free night when you book a certain number of nights that you pay. Usually these kinds of promotions are only available on the hotels official websites. Join their newsletter to know when they have these kinds of promotions and other benefits.
BRG programs Best Rate (Guarantee) it guarantees a hotel guest is offered the lowest price available for their stay, meaning if you find a better price on another website with the same room type, date and how many days you stay you can can submit an online claim. If its approved you will receive an additional 10-20% discount depending on the hotel chain.
Hotel branded credit card. Most hotel chains have a credit card that is affiliated with a loyalty program. Most are unfortunately only available for USA and Canadas citizens. When you apply for a credit card you instantly get points and vouchers that you can use. With your credit cards you earn points from everything you buy like groceries and bills.
Get bigger on social media to get a chance of staying at hotels for free in exchange for promoting the hotel. If you have at least 100,000 followers and your social media profile matches the hotel brand’s aesthetic, there’s a chance that you will be offered discounts to free nights, as long as you engage to promote the hotel during your stay.