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If you’re planning a trip to California, Kimpton may have a deal for you. Currently, Kimpton is offering up to 25% off and 1,000 points for stays at Kimpton properties in eight California cities this winter and early spring.

If you have upcoming stays in Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco or Santa Barbara before Mar. 31, 2019, the Golden State Winter rate could save you money. To take advantage, book by Dec. 28 — even if your plans aren’t solidified — since the Golden State Winter rate allows free cancellation up to seven days before your check-in date.

The following 11 properties are offering Golden State Winter rates that are up to 25% off the best flexible rate and provide 1,000 IHG points per stay. TPG’s latest valuations peg the value of these 1,000 IHG points at $6.

  • Kimpton Buchanan Hotel (San Francisco)
  • Kimpton Canary Hotel (Santa Barbara)
  • Kimpton Everly Hotel (Los Angeles)
  • Kimpton Goodland (Santa Barbara)
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills (Los Angeles)
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego (San Diego)
  • Kimpton Hotel Wilshire (Los Angeles)
  • Kimpton Sawyer Hotel (Sacramento)
  • Kimpton Shorebreak Resort (Huntington Beach)
  • Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel (San Francisco)
  • Kimpton Solamar Hotel (San Diego)

To see the Golden State Winter rates, you’ll need to click through from IHG’s page for the promotion. In many cases, the Golden State Winter rate is the best rate, even beating out the best non-refundable rates.

But in other cases, the Golden State rate isn’t even the best flexible rate — especially considering the ‘Outlaw the Inlaws’ rate comes with a bottle of wine.

And, for last-minute booking at properties on Kimpton’s current Last Minute Deals list, the last-minute deal rate will usually be better — although you’ll need to click through from IHG’s Last Minute Deals page to see the last-minute deal rates.

Need more of a reason to stay at a Kimpton property in California? Your stay will also help those affected by the recent California wildfires because Kimpton is donating a portion of every reservation booked at a California hotel, up to $25,000, to The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.

Be sure to click through a portal to get some extra rewards when booking, say the secret words at check-in to get a surprise, and use a credit card that provides bonus earnings on hotel stays. I’d use my IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card or my Chase Sapphire Reserve, both of which will provide a 6% return based on TPG’s latest valuations. The IHG Premier Card also provides Platinum Elite status, which often nets me room upgrades and an annual free night benefit.

H/T: LoyaltyLobby

Featured image of Kimpton Shorebreak Resort courtesy of IHG.

American Express® Gold Card

With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at US restaurants, at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through amextravel.com. It is currently offering a welcome bonus of 35,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.

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  • Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with The Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
  • Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms apply.
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