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BRG is a way of getting compensation for finding a cheaper rate then the one offered by the hotel website.  Compensation varies greatly by the hotel brand policy. It can be in the one following: first night free, gift cards, matched rate with an additional percent discount as well as bonus points.

Hotel brand/ site compensation policy
Please note: most will match the rate plus give compensation.
Choice hotel : $50 VISA gift card plus rate matched (US residents) OR first night free plus rate matched (non-US residents). It goes by the address you write on the reservation so if you Write down an Israel (or anywhere non U.S) address, you're good
Ihg: first night free (note that only the lowest avaliable IHG rate regardless of terms will be considered)
Best Western: rate matched plus 100$ BW traval card
Marriot: 25% off matched rate
Hyatt: 20% off matched rate
Hilton: 25% off matched rate
SPG : 20% off or 2k SPg points
Expedia: $50 credit toward next reservation
Priceline: $50 towards next reservation
Orbitz: Refund the difference plus $50 in Orbucks


How to find a brg claim
Search for the hotel and dates of your choice and then the fun begins.
Hotel price comparison web sites are great way of finding BRGs. Some of the following work very well:

TripAdvisor.com
Hotelscombined.com
Trivago.com
Wego.com

If you want some tutorial articles about how BRGs work, how to find them, how to match them, and all the details, go to http://brgdeals.blogspot.com/ and read the articles.

The site run by a guy named David, and he also finds BRGs and posts them there. So If you don't want to start making one yourself, just go to his site, search for the city you need and see if there are any current BRGs available. You can also be spontaneous and look at his most recent finds (he posts new ones almost daily), although you may have not planned a trip, but if you can get it free (or discounted) hey why not.

How to claim a brg
You do need to book the hotel first and then file a BRG claim.  Just search the hotels/ third party site for a best rate gaurantee policy and you should be able to find a link to a brg claim form. Be aware that room and conditions need to be a perfect match.
As they often find ways to wiggle out of this policy it's not advised to book a non refundable room unless you would have stayed there regardless.


Redeeming brgs
No  diff as to the form of compensation ( discount or free night) redeeming Is all the same. Your reservation will look like a standard reservation except it will be either discounted or show a 00.00 balance. Most hotel receptionists aren't familiar with brgs and automatically assume that it's a points stay.


Why I love choice brgs
Choice hotels include brands like quality inn, comfort inn, rodeway and of course the ascend collection. They are fairly easy when it comes to approving claims as long as you stick to the following:
- 1 claim per household per 30 days
- price match before taxes (ymmv on this one)
- your claim is submitted / approved 72 hours before your scheduled stay
However even within those policy's there are plenty of loop
Holes.



When Posting a brg please use the following Example format:

BRG claim for: Choice Hotels
Hotel Name: comfort suites
Hotel Add: 320 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, US, 60601
Room Type: Queen Suite
Room Rate:197
Better rate found: Hotelscombined.com
Better Rate: 127
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Re: Free hotels/Best rate guarantee
« Reply #2445 on: February 05, 2018, 05:53:13 PM »
Sorry if this is not the right thread please point me to the right one.

Is this a valid BRG claim ?

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I'm seeing a much better price on hotels.com than your screenshot.

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Re: Free hotels/Best rate guarantee
« Reply #2446 on: February 05, 2018, 06:01:41 PM »
I'm seeing a much better price on hotels.com than your screenshot.
Screenshot? did you choose the suite?

NVM this?
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Re: Free hotels/Best rate guarantee
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Screenshot? did you choose the suite?

NVM this?


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Re: Free hotels/Best rate guarantee
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I noticed that, with any foreign currency, canadian$ too
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I noticed that, with any foreign currency, canadian$ too
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Re: Free hotels/Best rate guarantee
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Awesome! Which rate? Shekels? Did you actually book the hotel? Or just send screenshots?

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Re: Free hotels/Best rate guarantee
« Reply #2451 on: February 06, 2018, 11:52:54 AM »
Awesome! Which rate? Shekels? Did you actually book the hotel? Or just send screenshots?
CAD i actually booked in case they find a reason to refuse, but free cancellation today the rate is up
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Re: Free hotels/Best rate guarantee
« Reply #2452 on: February 09, 2018, 04:50:17 PM »
Just got a valid Orbitz BRG for a Jerusalem hotel I booked during hol hamoed Pesach. Refund of price difference (about $4.50) + $50 Orbucks.  BRG was against Orbitz itself! Approval came after about 12 hours.  8)

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Re: Free hotels/Best rate guarantee
« Reply #2453 on: February 20, 2018, 09:23:49 PM »
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