I’ve written a few articles about how IHG has one of the most valuable best rate guarantees among all hotel brands. You can get a free night at an IHG hotel if you find the same room on an OTA (online travel agency) at a lower price.
Over the last month I have been actively racking up BRGs, some by luck and some by, err skill. During this time, I posted a question on FlyerTalk’s BRG thread about getting reimbursed for a successful BRG claim at the InterContinental Singapore, then soon after I received a number of private messages asking me which site I used.
After responding to a few private messages I figured that there has to be a better way of sharing this information. There are obvious reasons as to why it would not be a good idea to make some of the more sensitive information available in plain sight on the web.
Then I thought, why not create a private place for discussions to take place sharing some of the best travel hacks and tips. There are obvious benefits of creating small and cohesive groups to discuss some of the best travel hacking deals available. The result? A private discussion group to share best rate guarantees secrets, manufacture spend methods, mistake fares, and so on.
This private discussion group will be limited to a number of people and eventually access will be decided on by the members. This way it’s out of the public eye and can be a place for people to share deals and tips without the bottom falling out or causing the deal to dry up. I’m not trying to limit anyone from the information, but rather creating an active community to share and help each other out.
I have just launched the group and to get things rolling I’ve started to compile a list of websites that work in specific countries for IHG best rate guarantees. However anyone that has joined the discussion can add information and post! It will be its best when everyone adds to the discussions and ultimately I would like it to be a welcoming place for learning new miles and points related strategies. (We all know that FlyerTalk can be rough around the edges at times.)
While traveling for a good part of the next year, I will be actively searching for BRG matches and I am more than willing to share the websites I find success with. I have already created an IHG best rate guarantee master list thread with a handful of websites that work for specific countries (read: match currency). The goal is to create a great resource based on community input to help people find more Best Rate Guarantees, learn manufacture spend methods, and get in on mistake fares. All the while out of the public eye.
The bottom line is that this private group forum will be a friendly and helpful place for others to get the most out of their miles and points. I’ll be around every now and again to answer questions and can hopefully appoint a mod or two in the near future.
If you would like to join this new discussion group, you can create an account here to get access to the private threads. Some general threads are visible to all within the discussion page, but to see the best rate guarantee threads you will need to become a member.