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Quikbook Delivers the Deals with Its New Invite-Only Sale

October 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

We've long been fans of Quikbook's secret sales which are open to anyone and work very much like a Hotwire or Priceline in that you don't know what hotel you're booking until after you've made the reservation, typically at a steep discount. But now, Quikbook has introduced another secret element--Invitation Only Sales.

Invitees will receive dedicated emails that allow them access to unpublished Quikbook hotel deals and which can only be accessed through the email. The deals are limited, usually lasting for about 72 hours and are first come, first serve. So if you see a cheapie rate at a cool boutique hotel, you better jump on it.

In the inaugural email today, Quikbook has some great deals on NYC Hotels like the The Strand Hotel for $295 a night, the new Cassa Hotel for $296 a night, a studio king suite at 6 Columbus for $376 a night and the just-opened Gansevoort Park Avenue for $395 a night. The deals are valid for stays from October 5 through November 30 and you must book by 5pm EST this Friday, October 10.

But are these really deals that Quikbook is offering? Come along with us as we find out.

We selected next weekend for a two-night stay at 6 Columbus and Quikbook gave us rates of $352 a night for a studio king suite, $24 less than what was advertised. So far so good. Then we skipped over to the Thompson Hotels website and selected the same date. A studio king room there was going for $440 a night (although pod rooms start at $300.) And just to make sure we have our bases covered, we cruised over to Expedia.com to do the same search. Their results? None. 6 Columbus was not listed. Thus Quikbook hypothetically saved us $88 a night.

Suffice to say, we're loving this Quikbook private invitation sale. The deals are legit and you know exactly what hotel you are booking. Additionally, the cancellation policy is rather good. You must cancel two days before your reservation to get a refund.

Now you can sit and wait for someone to email you an invite or as with most "invite-only" events in the travel world these days, you can always just sign up for yourself right here.

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