Last week we gave you a heads up about this offer and it is live now! Preferred Hotel Group has this awesome offer that is only bookable on today, Cyber Monday November 29th. They will award 30,000 bonus I Prefer points for stays of 2 or more nights that are booked with this offer. Those 30,000 points are enough to redeem for 1 night at their 30,000 point level hotels but they even have some 15,000 point hotels so you could earn two free nights for your stay of two nights.
(Remember this can only be booked on Monday November 29, 2021)
There are 82 I Prefer hotels and resorts listed in the offer and surprisingly there are few of them price out well below US$100 per night – in fact one we checked, the Lancaster Hotel in Bangkok was only $53 per night. There are some hotels in Mexico in the $50 to $60 range and even some U.S. hotels priced out just above $100 per night in Chicago and Denver. This is one promotion where you could pull real good value out of it if you find the right hotel to stay at.
From a few searches we conducted those 30K points can then be redeemed for stays with a value of $150 to $200. Here’s one example of a 30,000 points redemption for a room at the Lorenzo Hotel Dallas that costs $195 for that same night:
Over on our Canadian site one of our readers provided the following if you are interested in some of the Mexico hotels:
Taking a quick look at the program and hotel chain of the 58 hotels in Mexico only 5 of the hotels are participating in the Cyber promotion this Monday. Only 3 of those 5 hotels are priced in the 52 – 76 USD a night range. The hotels are similarly priced with the nearby hotels but none of them seem to offer an included breakfast which many of their nearby competition does offer, so that is something to keep in mind. Now all three cities are decent if you’re looking for a more affordable Mexican vacation and looking to take advantage of the promotion. The hotels in Leon and Tampico do have a pool but if I had to choose myself or recommend one of the three hotels I would stay at and recommend the one in Leon for this promotion. If I can fit in a trip back to Leon, MX this December I’ll see if I can take advantage of this promotion and give you guys an update once the points post.
Why the hotel in Leon? well, it seems to be the best deal not just because it’s the cheapest hotel in the entire promotion but because of the location of the hotel within the city. The hotel in Leon is right next to a shopping mall with restaurants and the Cineopolis movie theatre which can make staying at that hotel worth it if you just want to relax for two days with a pool, nearby shopping and not having to spend as much on hotel food… since there are many restaurants within walking distance. Another positive is Cineopolis actually offers a lot of its movies in English with Spanish subtitles which is great if you’re still trying to improve your Spanish. Movies in Mexico are pretty affordably priced compared to seeing the same films in Canada with prices often between 3 – 5 CAD a person. The city of Leon and the surrounding areas are worth staying more than two nights and it’s not a bad place to hotel hop between the different hotel chains depending on what you want to see and your travel itinerary. They have a wonderful history museum, historic town center, some decent cafes and the airport has direct flights to the USA making connections to Canada really easy. The airport is small but just large enough that there is a Priority Pass lounge. The bus terminal is one of the better ones I have been to in Mexico and within walking distance of a Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn which occasionally have promotions too.
My second choice would be Tampico but it’s not the best location within the city for walking anywhere and it’s actually a block or two from the Hampton Inn which has breakfast included and happens to be one of the few hotels in the world within the Hilton rewards program that still goes for 5000 points a night… making the Hampton probably the better choice for a stay of any length in Tampico. The 5000 point redemptions are a remnant of when Hilton still had reward charts. Staying 5 nights at that Hampton Inn would only cost 20000 points with the 5th night being free. It’s a really cheap almost free way of building up status if you’re short a few nights for the year. I can’t see the average tourist wanting to stay more than 5 nights in Tampico. Plus if part of the reason for visiting Tampico is to build up nights for Hilton status staying at another property just means you’re stuck in Tampico longer during your vacation but there is a pool which I believe the Hampton Inn does not have but I don’t need any more nights with Hilton this year… so that’s why it would be my second choice for this promotion if I were to stay a couple of nights in Tampico.
Here are the terms and conditions:
30,000 BONUS POINTS OFFER: Valid for stays with minimum 2 nights, booked on November 29, 2021, only, and completed November 29, 2021 – December 31, 2022, at any I Prefer Hotel participating in the 2021 Cyber Monday campaign. Booking must contain a valid I Prefer Member Number and be made through PreferredHotels.com, IPrefer.com, the I Prefer App, Preferred Hotels & Resorts Global Reservations, or your travel professional. Minimum 2-night stay required. Offer is limited to points-eligible stays but cannot be combined with other Bonus Points offers. In case of multiple bonus points offers available for selected rate and hotel, 30,000 bonus points offer will not apply. Bonus points from this offer will expire one year after awarding, and will not count toward Elite tier qualification. Bonus points will be awarded to eligible member accounts for eligible bookings within two weeks of the actualized stay, and will be awarded no more than once per stay and once per member. Redemption and expiration of all I Prefer Points, including promotional bonus points, are subject to I Prefer Terms & Conditions. This offer is subject to restrictions and change without notice.