Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

Save Big: A Review of 1800Stay.com Wholesale Travel Platform

I don’t get to travel as often as I’d like. That whole champagne taste on a beer budget thing. And it seems that hotels are just getting more and more expensive. So I’m always on the lookout for ways I can get more for my travel buck.

A friend of mine was telling me about a program he said could save me money on hotels, airfares, car rentals. Pretty much anything travel-related. I was skeptical at first, but then he showed me the rates he could get. Unbelievable. I immediately compared them to the best rates available on Expedia, Hotels.com, and Travelocity. What really killed me was when I had him pull up the rates his site was showing for the same dates, at the same hotel I had booked in New York for a long weekend in April. Just over half what I had paid. Arrgh!

So, the good news was, I could get in on this. He sent me an invitation for a Boomerang account. This is a free version of the program that allows paid members to invite their friends and family to try the program for a limited time at no cost. Boomerang members don’t get the full discount on their bookings; they get half the savings a full account would receive (which is still pretty awesome) and the person who invited them gets half the savings in Reward Credits. (more on that later)

I was so shocked by the savings on this that I wanted to share it. Plus, I wanted to make sure to find all the different ways I could save. So here’s my review of the 1800Stay wholesale program.
 

1800Stay.com Wholesale Travel Platform and Program Review:
 
What Is It?

1800Stay.com is a wholesale travel platform.

1800Stay offers rates that cannot be advertised or offered to the public. No online travel booking site like Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, or even Kayak can offer these rates. Their contracts with the hotels prohibits it. Yes, you are special.

Account holders have access to savings of up to 60% on hotels, resorts, airfare, cruises, car rentals, fun activities and more.

 
Why Do They Do It?

This was my big question. I wanted to be sure it was legit. And, it is.

Hotels, in particular, often have excess inventory. They would rather know that all of their rooms will be filled at a potentially lower rate than leave rooms sit empty. That’s where the wholesale platform comes in.

Travel companies also know that travelers with access to the private wholesale platform travel more often and are more likely to share their experiences. Unbeatable rates mean that travelers may try hotels they wouldn’t normally even see in their searches. Special deals on activities can be a great way to introduce travelers to restaurants and other businesses and services.
 
1800Stay Review Hotels
How Do I Join?

You can’t just go to the site and sign up. 1800Stay accounts are only available by invitation. You may be contacted directly by the company if you have opted in to receive information when filling out a form either online or at a resort or hotel.

You can also receive an invitation for a referral Boomerang account from a friend or family member. Boomerang account holders will be given the opportunity to upgrade to a full account. Then they can invite their own friends and family to create a Boomerang.

 
How Does It Work?

Once you have an account, you can log in to 1800Stay.com and search pretty much like you would on any booking site. You can sort by all the usual things: price, rating, name. You can also sort by the biggest discount, so you can see the hotels you can save the most on at the top of the list.

Booking online is easy. You can use any major credit card or book with Reward Credits. There is a Travel Concierge option if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for or if you need more help.

You can earn Reward Credits every time you travel, through certain promotions, and when your friends and family travel on bookings made through a Boomerang account that is tied to your full account.

1800Stay offers a 110% Price Guarantee. If you find a better price (same hotel, same room type, same dates, rate available to the general public) within 24 hours of booking, they’ll give you a credit of 110% of the difference. As with all these types of things, be sure to read the terms and conditions.

The full paid account is good for a lifetime, with a nominal annual renewal fee.
 
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What’s a Boomerang Account?

1800Stay wants you to be able to spread the word and earn Rewards for doing so. If you have a full account, you can invite an unlimited number of friends and family to try out the program for free.

You just use the easy Boomerang Invite link to send either email invitations or to post an invitation to your Facebook.

Invitees can create a referral account that lets them see how 1800Stay.com works and how much they can save. The account is active for up to one year.

Boomerang members get half the discount you would receive on the same booking; you get the rest! When your Boomerang friends travel, you receive Reward Credits equal to half the full account savings.

Boomerang members can upgrade at any time at a special referral rate to start receiving the full account savings.

If one of your Boomerang friends upgrades while their account is active, you get a commission (since you will no longer receive half of their savings)

 
1800Stay Boomerang
What are Reward Credits?

You can earn Reward Credits every time you travel, through certain promotions, and when your friends and family travel on bookings made through a Boomerang account that is tied to your full account.

Reward Credits have no cash value but can be redeemed for accommodations, vacations, car rentals, airfares, even Amazon gift cards!

Not only do you get the wholesale savings on your travel, but you earn Rewards Credits for future travel or other rewards.

 

Bottom Line?

1800Stay is the real deal. You won’t save 60% on every hotel, every time, but they show you right up front how much you are saving. And the savings are real. Checking against the big online sites shows that their comparisons are accurate.

It’s so simple to use and it really can pay for itself in just one or two hotel bookings. Not to mention the savings on other things like airfare, weekly resort stays, cruises, restaurants and activities.

I have up to a year to upgrade to a full, paid account but I’m not going to wait. I figure one or two more stays will essentially pay for my upgrade. A no-brainer, since I do travel several times a year, sometimes for business, sometimes just for fun.

If you get the opportunity to join 1800 Stay, grab it.

 

83 Comments

  1. Johnny
    January 25, 2018 - 10:03 pm

    I used them for a trip to New York and one to Hawaii . The only down side is that you have buy a membership but the savings were true wholesale.

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  2. Rita
    January 25, 2018 - 10:19 pm

    How much does it cost?

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  3. Johnny
    January 25, 2018 - 10:22 pm

    I paid $1295 for one membership for two people. I split the cost with my brother.

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  4. P.Jasper
    January 25, 2018 - 10:46 pm

    I travel quite a bit for work, and use 1800Stay almost exclusively to book my hotel travel. The site is easy to use, and prices are great. Very good experience with their custom service people if things go wrong. Much cheaper that Hotels.com, Expedia and the rest. At least on the hotels and cruises! Not great with the flights.

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    • Sanders
      January 25, 2018 - 10:56 pm

      How much did you pay for your membership?

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      • P.Jasper
        January 25, 2018 - 10:59 pm

        Sorry, I have no idea. It came with the job 🙂

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  5. Leighton
    January 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm

    I wanted to see how different these platform compare to each other and I was shown the amazing benefits that the 1800Stay program brings. It’s amazing.

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  6. Hugo
    February 2, 2018 - 2:28 pm

    I wish I knew sooner about this. The amount of savings I was able to get within the first week was a wake up call on how much money I could truly have saved. Now I can travel more

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  7. Jordyn
    February 2, 2018 - 4:46 pm

    I enjoy travel planning and reading about travel planning. This was great insight.

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  8. Julia
    February 2, 2018 - 4:50 pm

    A friend sent me this and I had been meaning to read this for a long time. Im convinced now. 1800Stay seems like the best hidden gem of traveling of modern times.

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  9. Natan
    February 4, 2018 - 2:18 pm

    This wholesale platform, even tho it was expensive at first, paid itself very quickly and my family is loving it.

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  10. Asha
    February 4, 2018 - 3:09 pm

    The organization I work for is so grateful we were invited to take advantage of this platform. It spared us $3980 within the first few weeks of using it. Costly to join yet so justified, despite all the trouble. Wish we had been a part of it sooner.

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    • Tom
      February 7, 2018 - 7:33 pm

      Like many others on here, I also bought access to the wholesale platform but for personal use. It saved me tremendous amounts of money on the first few weeks of use. Totally worth every penny.

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  11. Caitlan
    February 5, 2018 - 1:08 pm

    In my opinion, this offers unmatched value. You cant get rates like this anywhere.

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  12. Barry
    February 5, 2018 - 6:55 pm

    Great Experience with this wholesale platform. Totally worth the upfront cost and pays itself after a few uses.

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  13. Murray
    February 14, 2018 - 9:13 am

    There is honestly some really good insights in these comments. But nothing can explain how great 1800Stay until you start seeing the savings yourself.

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  14. Shay
    February 19, 2018 - 4:48 pm

    When I was shown 1800Stay, I couldn’t believe this platform offered some more, rather than bringing standard resources for travelers. I’m perfectly satisfied with all the savings I been able to get.

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  15. Darius
    February 22, 2018 - 7:51 am

    Great insight on 1800Stay.

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  16. Douglas
    February 22, 2018 - 11:12 am

    A great easy to use platform. Interesting to see the method behind the elite travelers.

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  17. Margot
    February 23, 2018 - 1:45 pm

    I saved a bunch of money within the first few times using it. Its worth every penny.

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  18. Frederick
    February 23, 2018 - 5:25 pm

    This wholesale program is amazing. I’m going to be able to save so much money with this. So far so good.

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  19. Miller
    March 2, 2018 - 1:22 am

    Because of my work, I have to travel a lot. This saved my company so much money. I even started using it myself for personal travel.

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  20. Braxton
    March 2, 2018 - 2:13 pm

    My therapist told me to start traveling more to deal with my crippling depression. When I started visiting other places, it was like I was a brand new person. I became hooked and started traveling A LOT more often than I ever imagined myself doing. 1800Stay allows me to do more for less. I would have spent the money anyway. Why not get the most out of your dollar? I feel amazing.

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  21. Jim
    March 2, 2018 - 3:51 pm

    How do I get the invite?

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  22. Peter
    March 2, 2018 - 5:25 pm

    My experience with this wholesale program been extremely positive. Cost looks high at first but if you are a seasoned traveler, you know it will pay itself within the first few weeks.

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  23. Devin
    March 2, 2018 - 6:09 pm

    If you want to understand how people travel all the time, it all comes down to money. This will allow you to travel more with the same money.

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  24. Freddy
    March 2, 2018 - 6:40 pm

    I was surprised. My friend showed me all the savings that can be had with this platform.

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  25. Stella
    March 2, 2018 - 10:05 pm

    I feel blessed for having the opportunity of being shown this program. If you are lucky enough to be invited, I highly recommend everyone to take advantage of this.

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  26. Billie
    March 3, 2018 - 4:47 pm

    I was surprised. So simple and effective. Saved a bunch the first few weeks alone.

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  27. Bailey
    March 4, 2018 - 5:00 pm

    This wholesale platform is a must have for any future traveler and business entrepreneur. You will save huge amount of money even tho it doesn’t seem like it when told, but after a few uses, you will be set. A dollar saved is a dollar earned.

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  28. Samuel
    March 5, 2018 - 8:09 pm

    Terrific platform and a big money saver.

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  29. Kacey
    March 6, 2018 - 1:23 pm

    I was in doubt of wholesale platforms like this one til a friend showed me how and guided me to start taking advantage of the deals myself. He saved over $2300 within the first month. I’ll be taking advantage of this.

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  30. Roosevelt
    March 6, 2018 - 3:26 pm

    I was skeptical but I was shown how it works and the savings are legit.

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  31. Jimmy
    March 6, 2018 - 4:51 pm

    Very interesting article. This travel wholesale platform seems legit.

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  32. Moses
    March 9, 2018 - 4:14 pm

    This is brilliant work let me tell you. I have shared the program with numerous friends and family members and they all seem to love it.

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  33. Steven
    March 9, 2018 - 5:21 pm

    This is cool. Due to the line of work I’m in, part of my staff have to do a lot of traveling. We have saved so much money so far this year, I cant believe it.

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  34. Brandon
    March 22, 2018 - 11:28 am

    Wow. I just found this site. I saved $2205 on my spring break vacation to Orlando. Absolutely unbelievable rates. Hotels.com and the rest are making a fortune on hotel bookings. I didn’t realize there was such a big mark up. This is true wholesale. I’ll be using this for all my business travel from now on. Thank you.

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  35. Stella
    March 28, 2018 - 7:07 pm

    I found a few nuggets of wisdom when my friend showed me around on the platform. Cant do travel without it anymore.

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  36. Graham
    April 2, 2018 - 1:14 am

    I started using this wholesale platform because a friend suggested it. Very valuable if your really interested in traveling a lot.

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  37. Amelie
    April 2, 2018 - 4:41 pm

    I have read at least a dozen articles and advices on this subject, but none have been this thorough. This wholesale platform takes traveling to another level.

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  38. Margot
    April 2, 2018 - 5:13 pm

    The amount of money I have saved is incredible. I would recommend to anyone. Seems expensive at first but the value is unmatched.

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  39. August
    April 6, 2018 - 5:55 pm

    I recently bought access to this wholesale platform. This brings quite the savings unlike anything else I tried before.

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  40. Kia
    April 7, 2018 - 5:28 pm

    This program is the best thing I ever came across. I travel a lot more since I was invited.

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  41. Ashlee
    April 10, 2018 - 2:49 pm

    Excellent. Recommend everyone to read about this traveling platform.

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  42. Iain
    April 15, 2018 - 1:59 pm

    Huge Deal

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  43. Shelley
    April 16, 2018 - 5:23 pm

    This wholesale travelers program is the best thing I came across for my business. I have saved so much already. I cant recommend this enough.

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  44. Rogan
    April 19, 2018 - 4:46 pm

    Im surprised to find something this good anymore. Since I started using 1800Stay, I have traveled more than I ever did combined.

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  45. Jonathon
    April 21, 2018 - 9:07 pm

    1800Stay will earn a well-deserved reputation at this rate. Nothing but positive experiences.

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  46. Steven
    April 22, 2018 - 6:21 pm

    What can I say? 1800Stay just works.

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  47. Wayne
    April 23, 2018 - 5:08 pm

    My husband is enjoying this wholesale platform.

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  48. Andrew
    April 28, 2018 - 1:39 am

    I highly recommend 1800Stay if you get the invite.

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  49. Claire
    April 29, 2018 - 10:15 pm

    Amazing platform. If you are contemplating about it, just so you know, it will pay off very quick.

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  50. Geraint
    May 1, 2018 - 1:14 pm

    This platform is the best kept travelers secret. I know one more person in my immediate social circle that takes advantage of it

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  51. Mateo
    May 1, 2018 - 6:57 pm

    Good insight to travelling for cheap.

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  52. Barry
    May 1, 2018 - 7:12 pm

    I love using 1800Stay to travel for cheap. More money for dates :p

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  53. Rhodri
    May 2, 2018 - 4:47 pm

    1800Stay has unlocked a whole new way to travel. This program was an eye opener.

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  54. Codie
    May 3, 2018 - 6:07 pm

    Finding out about 1800Stay was a milestone I didn’t know I had hit. It opens so many doors for travel. Even tho it may seem expensive at first, is worth every dime.

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  55. Edgar
    May 4, 2018 - 4:48 pm

    Whether you travel for pleasure, business or both, 1800Stay will benefit anyone.

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  56. Loretta
    May 6, 2018 - 9:34 am

    The wholesale platform is a bargain. You will make your money back very fast.

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  57. Dewi
    May 11, 2018 - 4:39 pm

    This is great for traveling. Lots of information. I would recommend this for anyone including first time travelers.

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  58. Lester
    May 13, 2018 - 5:22 pm

    I really like this wholesale platform. Looks expensive at first but you will get your money back really quick.

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  59. Tristan
    May 14, 2018 - 5:25 am

    I would advice anyone who got the privilege to me shown this to start taking advantage immediately. If you run a business and travel a lot this is a must. Even if you dont have a business, this is good to go.

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  60. Jaiden
    May 15, 2018 - 2:02 pm

    Excellent read! This program is a great asset for anyone who travels.

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  61. Tyrese
    May 19, 2018 - 7:50 pm

    Really interesting and gave me a few good ideas. I would like to take advantage in something like this.

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  62. Nicholas
    May 21, 2018 - 12:19 pm

    This wholesale platform makes me want to travel more.

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  63. Gil
    May 23, 2018 - 8:49 am

    I wish I known about this sooner. I could have saved so much money. Regardless, I highly recommend this.

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  64. Lindsay
    May 23, 2018 - 1:52 pm

    Easy read. Provides some good points on the platform and is very accurate.

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  65. Hugo
    May 28, 2018 - 5:26 pm

    The wholesale platform I was shown by a friend left me speechless with the savings that one could be had and how easy the tools are for comparing prices on the fly. Best tool ever.

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  66. Lorcan
    May 29, 2018 - 7:29 pm

    I was looking to save as much as I could on my trips since I travel often for both business and personal reasons. This platform allowed to me to save so much money I would have spent otherwise. So I just travel more.

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  67. Eric
    May 30, 2018 - 12:02 am

    I highly recommend this to anyone looking for great travel savings. Best wholesale platform I’ve ever tried.

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  68. Kristen
    May 31, 2018 - 5:43 pm

    I recently bought access to the wholesale platform for our company. Saved us $5200 the first month. Seems expensive to join but its so worth it. Drives me crazy I didn’t know of this sooner.

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    • Irene
      June 1, 2018 - 8:39 am

      Same here. Our company saved us $3920 the first month alone after having bought access to the wholesale platform. I wish we knew of it sooner.

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  69. Kane
    June 1, 2018 - 5:22 pm

    This program is amazing. I was able to save up so much for work that I started using it for personal trips with my family. We travel more frequent now.

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  70. Ryan
    June 2, 2018 - 12:38 pm

    This answered lots of questions I had regarding this program.

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  71. Cameron
    June 2, 2018 - 2:58 pm

    Deals, deals, deals. You get the best deals with the 1800Stay program. It’s refreshing to see a program out there that lets you sort by most savings. This will change the industry. Highly recommend

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  72. Stanley
    June 2, 2018 - 5:19 pm

    I have tried a few tools for saving on traveling but this wholesale platform I bought saved me so much in the first few weeks. Highly recommend.

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  73. Caelan
    June 3, 2018 - 2:49 pm

    This is everything you ever needed to know about how easy this program works. In practice, its amazing what you can see. Ability to sort by the biggest savings is amazing.

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  74. Tommy
    June 3, 2018 - 5:12 pm

    Back when I got into this program I didn’t know how much I would benefit. The first month alone I saved over $4000.

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  75. Arran
    June 3, 2018 - 9:50 pm

    Great insight into this wholesale program. Very good reading and advice.

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  76. Mark
    June 4, 2018 - 2:33 pm

    Seems expensive to join but it will pay itself very quickly. I also bought access to the wholesale platform. I was able to save a bunch. $3521 the first few weeks.

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  77. Saqib
    June 5, 2018 - 4:05 pm

    This is a travelers dream. What a bargain. Looks expensive at first but it will pay itself off very quick.

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  78. Imran
    June 6, 2018 - 5:14 pm

    1800Stay program has helped me travel more with the same amount of dollars I would have spent elsewhere.

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  79. Ronnie
    June 11, 2018 - 7:20 pm

    Comparing on the fly on this wholesale platform is an amazing advantage over other alternatives. The way you can sort by amount of savings is incredible.

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