The ‘Munk of Love

February is the designated month of love, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the hipmunk love we see on facebook, twitter and throughout the blogosphere all year round.

Now it’s our turn to give back some love with a chance to win a unique hotel experience.

When you head to our homepage, you’ll notice the cupid ‘munk who will be your guide to sharing the love. Let him know who is in need of a little hipmunk in their lives—whether they’re heading to their sister’s wedding in San Diego, planning a multi-city business trip, or just need a little smile to start their day—the cupid ‘munk will shoot a note over to your friend via email.

 
If you log in or create an account before sharing some hipmunk love with a friend between today and the end of the month (Feb 29…woo hoo, leap year!), we’ll enter you for a chance to win a $500 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection Get a Room! gift card. Our friends at Mr & Mrs Smith have some chic and fantastique boutique hotels in their global portfolio including some fabulous ones on our own continent in Los Angeles, NYC, Boston, and Montreal.


On March 1, we’ll randomly select one person who shared the love and post the winner’s name to our blog.

The finer print: we encourage you to share the love with all of your friends; however, to make sure nasty spammers don’t steal all of the fun, each person will only be entered to win once. See the official rules here.

And, as you know, we aim to take the agony out of your travel. So while you’re on the site, make sure to log in or create an account, and save your airline and hotel preferences. Also sign up for our newsletter and follow us on facebook and twitter  to get sneak peeks, exclusive promotions and savvy travel tips. We promise we will never spam you.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

- Jacqueline

New: Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Availability and Free Blacksmith Membership

We are thrilled to have added Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels into the Hipmunk Hotel experience, offering you a broader range of hotels. Whether you’re jonesing for a weekend in Paris, an adventure in Morocco, or a getaway within your own city, Hipmunk and Smith Hotels has you covered with some of the hippest boutique hotels in some of the most interesting destinations around the world.

With more than 850 properties in their carefully curated hotel collection, Mr & Mrs Smith hotels are anonymously reviewed by tastemakers, like Stella McCartney and Cate Blanchett, who give their tongue-in-cheek, personal accounts of the stay.

If Mr & Mrs Smith had an animal mascot, we’re sure they’d be our British cousins, and just as cheeky as us:

You can find specific Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels through Hipmunk when available within a destination by clicking on the Chains button on the search results page:

 

Next, select Mr & Mrs Smith from the drop down menu:

We’ll automatically hide all other hotels in the list on the left and on the map, showing you just the unique, Smith properties:

To celebrate the launch, Mr & Mrs Smith is extending free BlackSmith membership (retail $30 annually) for all Hipmunk fans.  Anyone can tap into Smith’s in-the-know recommendations and book a hotel stay at the best possible rates, but BlackSmith members have access to added travel perks, including:

  • 2% back on every booking, to use on the next Smith stay;
  •   A gift on check-in, such as a complimentary bottle of champagne or free spa treatment;
  • Access to hundreds of exclusive hotel offers year-round;
  • Access to other exclusive member discounts from luxury brands and travel partners.

To redeem, visit the Mr & Mrs Smith shop at www.mrandmrssmith.com/shop and add a BlackSmith membership to your basket. On checkout insert ‘hipmunk’ in the promotional code box and you will have a one-year complimentary BlackSmith membership.

Happy and hip travels!

- Jacqueline

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