Hilton Friends & Family Sale
Hilton is currently running a Friends & Family sale, allowing you to save up to 50% off the Best Available Rate (BAR) at participating hotels and resorts throughout the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Two popular Caribbean resorts are pricing rooms $129 – $150 per night during Christmas week using the discount. I was able to find Barbados rooms priced as low as $129 (for the first few nights) and Curacao rooms priced at $150.  These hotels are normally priced so high during the holidays that the only suitable option is to redeem for points.  In this case, an awards stay would be a waste.   I can personally vouch for the Barbados hotel as we stayed there last winter and had an amazing time and had our two rooms upgraded to ocean-view executive rooms. We’ll be heading to Curacao this winter, but I’ve chosen the Marriott over the Hilton which seems to be in need of some refurbishments.  You can search Hilton properties worldwide for the Friends and Family rate using this link, remember you must book by January 7, 2013 for travel December 14, 2012 – January 7, 2013.



Stays at these special F&F rate will earn HHonors points!

JetBlue Holiday Sale
In other news, JetBlue is running a holiday sale with fares priced as low as $49 each way.

  • Fares include government taxes and fees.
  • Book December 11–12, 2012 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local time).
  • Travel January 8, 2013 – February 13, 2013.

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Andre December 11, 2012 - 10:57 am

Sure you don’t mean RACK rate is normally priced extremely high? BAR is generally the lowest flexible rate, not extremely high.

adam December 11, 2012 - 11:09 am

@Andre – Hah yes thanks, long week and it is only Tuesday!!

Jimbo December 11, 2012 - 11:03 am

You might want to double check those dates in the last sentence of the post. Jan 7, 2012?

Dave December 12, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Everyone has been posting this in all the travel forums. As a result there aren’t many availabilities left at any of the Waldorff Resorts because everyone is snapping them up. I was able to get a room at the Waldorff in NYC for $119. The next day everything was sold out for weeks there. Must be only a few of these rates per date.


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