|Chevy Chase Beach Cabins in Port Townsend|
#3 Pay attention to the expiration and blackout dates. I came across a suite deal in Spokane which had no blackout dates, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve and Valentine's day. How rare!! If you have a date in mind or on a limited schedule, book right away to get your spot. Most likely you'll have time to change it if need be.
#4 Check to see if you can use multiple vouchers to extend your stay or pay the difference to upgrade, extend your stay or use off season. That's one of the reasons the Chevy Chase Cabins sold so quickly, it allowed for all of these options.
#5 For larger or chain hotels or hotels in areas between major cities, check other local cities other than your own to see if they deal is available there too. If it sold out in one city, it may be available in another. Also, I noticed for the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver it was shown in at least 3-4 different cities with different expiration dates. (This is one of the reasons I list links to deals along the west coast for you below.) Not sure if it sold out or if it was pulled, but it didn't last long. I still kick myself for not getting that deal, rather for not checking other cities! Would have been a great tie with a repositioning cruise.
So enjoy pampering yourself with an adventure and between them too. You'll be glad you did.