Book the GEM 20 deal by March 31 for stays from January 1 to December 31, 2011. Here's an incentive to book now: Reserve a room for two nights by December 15 and earn a free $25 Choice Hotels gift card. Book three evenings and you'll receive a $50 Walmart gift card. You have to book here, choose your hotel, click the "Special Offer" button in the upper-right-hand corner and fill out a form and snail-mail it. It's a little work, but that gift card could come in handy with that last-minute holiday shopping.
Plan Ahead to Score 20 Percent Off GEM Hotel Rooms and Free Gift Cards
You may be scrambling to find those last-minute Christmas gifts, but you'll want to make a New Year's resolution to drop those procrastination tendencies to get this deal from GEM Hotels. If you book early and prepay in full, you can get 20 percent off of your room.
You really have to be a planner for this one. The New York chain, which has hotels in Chelsea, Midtown West and Soho, will slash the rates, but you will have to pay it all upfront, it's nonrefundable and no changes are allowed. Though you'll be rewarded with rates as low as $135 a night, which is pretty darn good for a Manhattan hotel.