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The January 2010 Sale: Up to 33% in the Americas; 50% on Weekends Elsewhere

The January 2010 Sale: Up to 33% in the Americas; 50% on Weekends Elsewhere

Old Dec 19, 09, 9:23 am
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The January 2010 Sale: Up to 33% in the Americas; 50% on Weekends Elsewhere

Hi

Just noticed on Hilton site that there is to be a January Sale, am just getting ready to book a few stays for early in the New Year, does anyone know what the sale is going to be and when it will begin as i was going to book before the year end.
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Old Dec 19, 09, 9:26 am
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You never know what it'll be. Might affect your stays, might not. Usually I've found that the mass-marketed "sales" either don't affect my stays or - best case - they save me a couple bucks. The Visa Signature 25% off sale has genuinely saved me about 5-10% on a couple stays.

Book your best available flexible rates now and then check once the promo is announced. No need to wait and risk losing any good promotions that are there now...just don't book a nonrefundable rate.
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Old Dec 19, 09, 9:29 am
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That sounds like good advice, Thanks
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Old Dec 19, 09, 1:43 pm
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OK, I don't have the memo in front of me, but from what I recall:

Reservations need to be booked in January for a 15% discount on all weekends in 2010. Advance purchase. Family-wide sale, certain blackout dates apply as loaded by each property.

That's about the gist of it, I might be fuzzy.
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Old Dec 19, 09, 1:53 pm
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Isn't advanced purchase by design already 20%?
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Old Dec 19, 09, 2:31 pm
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15% sale seems more like a joke. 50% off like last year sale, that would be reasonable.
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Old Dec 19, 09, 2:57 pm
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15% sale seems more like a joke. 50% off like last year sale, that would be reasonable.

Yup! 15 % and non-refundable is a no no no for me
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Old Dec 19, 09, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by nissan motor View Post
Yup! 15 % and non-refundable is a no no no for me
If I want to have a non refundable rate I use PR13CB and this gives me a heavy discount from their non refundable rates (even if these are not available and on short notice) at several places worldwide. No need for a fake sale.
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Old Dec 19, 09, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Fims View Post
15% sale seems more like a joke. 50% off like last year sale, that would be reasonable.
Yep I agree.

Unless it is something like the beginning of this year for Conrad 50% sale, I wouldn't care about at all.
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Old Dec 19, 09, 11:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Hhonor Gguard View Post
OK, I don't have the memo in front of me, but from what I recall:

Reservations need to be booked in January for a 15% discount on all weekends in 2010. Advance purchase. Family-wide sale, certain blackout dates apply as loaded by each property.

That's about the gist of it, I might be fuzzy.
I hope your memory is not 100% (sorry!), as this is just a joke!
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Old Dec 20, 09, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by nissan motor View Post
Yup! 15 % and non-refundable is a no no no for me
Agree. Too high a risk of needing to make changes plus the opportunity cost of lower rates being advertised later means I need a much bigger saving to lock in non-refundable rooms.
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Old Dec 20, 09, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Lawyer View Post
If I want to have a non refundable rate I use PR13CB and this gives me a heavy discount from their non refundable rates (even if these are not available and on short notice) at several places worldwide. No need for a fake sale.
Sadly this doesn't seem to do anything at the Hilton Berlin.

I see something about a 25% discount for a Visa Signature card. Can this be used for a June (2010) stay? If so, I'll get one of those.
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Old Dec 22, 09, 9:18 am
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I see that some of January sales are already loaded, seems like up to 50% off best flex, incl. breakfast. Hilton Phuket going at 40.63 EUR for example. Checked late-March dates.
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Old Dec 22, 09, 10:34 am
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They've extended the 25% Visa sale a couple times now.

FYI - the WN Visa offered by Chase comes in a Signature flavor, and allows one to double dip, should one not already possess a HH Surpass card. Although I personally have booked the ressie using WN Visa, then paid at the property with Surpass.
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Old Dec 22, 09, 10:36 am
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Very good rates for Berlin, good for all of 210. In particular the suite rates are very nice.
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