It’s that time again — when you start planning and budgeting your travel for the year.
Sure, this might be fun at first. Maybe you’re planning to visit family, attend your kid’s college graduation, relax on a spring break trip or getaway with your main squeeze. You’re mapping out your itinerary and, of course, scouting out the best food.
Then you start looking at the costs, and oof. That’s tough. It’s not just flights that are pricy; it’s hotels, too. In fact, the average hotel room costs $141 a night, according to data from Hotels.com. A three-day weekend can quickly run up a nearly $500 tab — just for a bed to sleep in.
But here’s the good news: Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) (think: Holiday Inn) is running a new-year sale, and you can get up to 25% off when you book your stays by Jan. 15. That’s a savings of $35 a night for the average hotel stay.
How to Easily Knock up to $35/Night Off Your Hotel Stays
When it comes to saving money on hotels, you usually need to open rewards credit card, join some type of fee-ridden loyalty program or hunt down obscure promo codes online.
But IHG is making this easy for everyone. It’s hosting a massive new-year sale, and all you have to do is book your hotel by Jan. 15. (An insider told us these sales only happen once or twice a year, and discounts typically cap out at 15%.)
For this promotion, IHG members can save up to 25% off, and nonmembers can save up to 20% off. And if you’re not a member, it’s free to join, and you can sign up online in less than a minute.
For context, consider the three-day weekend that would, on average, cost you close to $500. Knocking 25% off would save you more than $100. That’s a nice meal out, a ticket to Disney — or just money you don’t have to spend.
Capitalizing on this sale is easy. All you have to do is search for hotels through IHG.
Carson Kohler ([email protected]) is a staff writer at Codetic. She’s a big fan of hotel savings.