Actually the CyberMonday sale was posted Saturday morning while most were digesting the Insiders' favorite side dish smorgasbord:*
I already had some holiday overnights planned in the weak Washington DC market. Two nights the rates went down $10 each night, but I kept my cancellable rate just in case I change my mind and decide to do something else (or if Barack says the Lincoln room is available).
As promised, to keep this on the front page in case anyone hadn't heard about it - CyberMonday is running today December 2nd until 11:59 pm.
The link below worked for me and as posted right above, saved me money on trips I already had committed to: All offers are Advanced Purchase for dates between December 20th and March 31st, so of course, proceed with caution. Anadyr, myself, pluto and others had some difficulty in booking some reservations, so be aware of the possibility of the need of patience - good luck
Just like on NBC, living color.
So far I've checked out four hotels using 16C for the promo code, three of them the rate isn't available the fourth has only one room type available. Looks like the promo is similar to the cheapest fare on airplanes, meaning one or two seats and then the rates rise rapidly.
You are correct (thus my 87 disclaimers, qualifiers, and warnings). Not only that, but there were some properties (like the Renaissance Times Square) where I had secured better rates than what the CyberMonday deal offered (somewhat like the Marriott Rewards offer price being higher than the standard or the AAA rate being higher than the standard - doggone it iah, you got me going once again and I had promised all the lil' children I wouldn't go there again this year); but I digress , back to the possible deals. Good luck to all, in the blind squirrel finds an acorn supersale.
I was one of the lucky ones, so I'll keep quiet, but I did see some of the future in some of those just opened New York Residence Inns and SpringHills; rooms with no sofabeds (a pricing differentiation like the 'cozy' rooms of the Autographs). More to come I'm sure, good thing we have our United Silver status (payback for stirring me up ).
Heads up to the NathalieF, it's almost that time again - CyberMonday.
One of my biggest accomplishments (yeah, I know, sad) of 2013 was not landing a savings for my San Antonio stay on CyberMonday (although that was found money), it was staying up until midnight!
As last year's players can tell you - this is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to be aggravated, irritated, even hosed (see above), but if you've finished digesting your Thanksgiving Turkey (or any of the terrific dishes listed above courtesy of Insiders) then dive on in and see if the travel gods are smiling on your plans, you just might snag a deal.
Thanks for keeping an eye out for us CM .
*** What's the difference between Bigfoot and Bogos? It's possible you may one day see Bigfoot