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Old 03-29-2011, 08:13 PM   #166
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Shelby, Do you know if I can use the FF discount on a reservation I've already made? Maybe I could print out the voucher and take it at check in?
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:36 PM   #167
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Shelby, Do you know if I can use the FF discount on a reservation I've already made? Maybe I could print out the voucher and take it at check in?
Try booking a reservation using my link to see if it is any cheaper...if it is, and your current reservation is refundable (some discounts are prepaid only but most rates allow you to cancel by 6 p.m. the day of arrival) then just cancel the old reservation and go with the Friends and Family rate. The rate is based on availability and is only offered through the reservation system, not through the front desk so you have to book it beforehand.

If the rates are the same though...take the regular rate and use your Priority Club Card since rewards are not earned with FF rates. Much better deal for you in the end...plus those points never expire and aren't just for hotel stays!
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:23 AM   #168
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Thanks! Our reservation is non-refundable though. I'll just get the points instead!
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:22 AM   #169
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Thanks! Our reservation is non-refundable though. I'll just get the points instead!
Nothing wrong with that! I hope you enjoy the hotel!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:02 AM   #170
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How far in advance do I need to make a friends and family reservation? Since it is non-refundable, I would like to wait until the last possible time to book.

Thanks for sharing this incredible rate!
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:27 PM   #171
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Shelby thanks so much - My daughter is a JR and we are doing many college visits and this discount is saving us alot.. Just booked Keene, NH for less then $70 a night..
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:36 PM   #172
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How far in advance do I need to make a friends and family reservation? Since it is non-refundable, I would like to wait until the last possible time to book.

Thanks for sharing this incredible rate!
You can usually only book it up to 90 days out. But, you can wait until the day of the reservation, but I would go for a week or two in advance as the closer you get to the date of arrival, the more likely the discount may be closed out. It all depends. So, I would book when you feel comfortable. Again, if the regular rates are the same, go for that over the Friends and Family so that you can get Priority Club points. They never expire so you will be rewarded at some point.

It is great that you are all finding deals out there with the discount code!
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:46 PM   #173
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Thanks Shelby!

Just a quick thank you for making the FF link available. We used it at the Holiday Inn at Clearwater Beach and saved a lot at a beautiful hotel that was close to the beach. Its great that you can share this opportunity with all of us!
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:34 AM   #174
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Just wondering, for those of you that have stayed with Shelby's discount, were you asked for the rate voucher? And more importantly did anyone ever ask how you know Shelby? Thanks!
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I did show the rate voucher but was never questioned about it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:19 AM   #176
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Just wondering, for those of you that have stayed with Shelby's discount, were you asked for the rate voucher? And more importantly did anyone ever ask how you know Shelby? Thanks!
No and no (I don't think they really care ).
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:23 PM   #177
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Just wondering, for those of you that have stayed with Shelby's discount, were you asked for the rate voucher? And more importantly did anyone ever ask how you know Shelby? Thanks!
Just make up a really fun story if they ask...but they know the deal. I have yet to hear of anyone having to turn in a voucher. Sometimes I have to book the Friends and Family rate because the Employee Discount isn't available and even then I have never needed a voucher. If they ask for one and you don't happen to have one, just tell them you will get it to them when you unpack and then just print one out at the hotel business center. No one seems to care about it.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #178
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Shelby thanks so much - My daughter is a JR and we are doing many college visits and this discount is saving us alot.. Just booked Keene, NH for less then $70 a night..
WE had a GREAT stay once we located the hotel (the road the GPS told us to take was closed down at one end LOL) only thing bad was the pool was closed for renovations and I didn't see that listed on the web site.. I am off to book our summer vacation now by Six Flags New England.. Thanks again for sharing this with us.. Michelle
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:11 PM   #179
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Thanks so much.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:55 PM   #180
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Thanks so much.
You are very welcome!

I hope some vacations are getting a bit more affordable due to the discount.
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