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crowninnYou know what you like to buy and you’re no sucker for marketing… Do you shun the red sale stickers on discounted produce at the supermarket? Do you laugh in the face of Bogof offers in Boots, resisting the urge to hoard toothpaste for the sake of a pound or so? Well, this is one deal you don’t want to pass you by. We’ve finally persuaded the great and the good of boutique hotels to offer Mr & Mrs Smith members two nights for the price of one.

riadjahanFor the first time ever, many of our hotels in the UK, France and Morocco are letting you stay in their beautiful boutique boltholes for a whole two nights, and charging for just one. You can book the wonderful Riad Jahan, for example, for just £70 for a two-night stay.

Late-summer sun, an autumnal country escape or a sophisticated city break – whatever your wanderlust requires, our two-for-one selection can help. Opt for a rustic retreat, a regal riad or a designer den in the French capital.

muranoWe’ve dangled this particular carrot only once before – in the Telegraph last year – but the phone rang off the hook, availability disappeared faster than you could say ‘superior suite for two nights please’ and basically there just wasn’t enough two-for-one love to go around. Our solution? Keep it exclusive – make it a members-only affair. So, if you’re not already signed up, you’ll need to join. BlackSmith membership costs only £15, which is a no-brainer really, when you could be saving three figures on this deal alone. Plus, members earn money back to spend on their next booking with our version of a loyalty scheme, the Vault.

But wait. Since we are in a generous mood, we’ve decided to give away 10 free Blacksmith memberships to Travel Blog readers – that’s you, that is. So, if you want to get your mitts on a shiny black Smith card and, more importantly, access to our two-for-one offers, just leave us a comment and we’ll email you with info.

The secret password was mailed to members on 14 September. If you don’t have the password, find it on the members’ home page (you may need to log in). Check out the full list of two-for one hotels and, when you’ve picked your perfect stay, call our expert Smith24 team on 0845 034 0700.

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  • LSA

    Hi! My husband and I have been talking about becoming Mr and Mrs Smith members for some time and, like many things, haven’t got around to it. But here’s an offer I can’t refuse! Put me in the hat for a free membership. Thanks!

  • Vicky S

    I would love a Blacksmith membership! I was a member but it has lapsed… (recession has meant no lovely luxury travel over the last year, boo) – ready to kick off 2010 in travelling style!

  • Clare

    Free membership? Yes please!

  • Zofia

    Would also love a membership as I continue on my travelling rampage into 2010.

  • Emma

    Oh, please pick me!! I’d love to be a member – and it would come in so so handy for a nice pick-me-up treat for when we get back to real life after our honeymoon in October/November. Or, perhaps more selflessly, as a thank you to my parents for all their help and hard work!

  • I’d love to become a member as I prefer staying someone luxurious and quirky, rather than your usual chain hotel!

  • Simon


    I’m interested in hearing more about how to get a free menbership please.


  • I’ve always heard that people on twitter get access to the best deals and inside scoop, but sadly haven’t been privy to the details until now… Here’s hoping that I’ll win one of those memberships!

  • Shane

    Would love more info on how to get free membership please!

  • Me please!

    I’d love to find out so please feel free to email me – thanks 🙂

  • Debra Horwood

    Free Membership pretty please

  • LizzyLiz

    Ooooh free membership? Waving hands enthusiastically in the air!

  • Martin

    Sounds like it’ll be popular – I visited Marrakech years ago and loved it !

    I also like the carrot of a Blacksmith membership 🙂

  • Oooh free membership AND deals. Sign me up (please!)

  • Ryan

    Would love to finally become a member…

  • Kelly

    Would love a black Smith membership, I hear it is all the rage!

  • Jess Jones

    I love travelling & because I also try to steer more green on my escapades I thought i would bring up a couple of handy tips….
    My friends introduced me to The Soap Cauldron a couple of weeks ago, they are local to me in Suffolk. Reason for me telling you is that they are not only greener due to their natural products, but because they sell both solid natural shampoo & solid natural perfume, I no longer have the trouble of leaky bottles – voilà – problem solved –
    Carrying less really is taking more – fantastic.
    visit them @

    I hope this helps people,
    Love xxx Jess

  • Rokan

    I can’t believe I didn’t check my Twitter this am. I’ve missed out!!!

  • Lise

    Tks for this post and as an aside just read Vogue T&L and I see you are opening a Melbourne office, wonderful! (Hey u need wonderful employees, ask me!) Anyways, more luxury in a luxurious town, love it. Enjoy your blog & keep an eye out with twitter as well. Thanks for offering fabulous places to stay all over the world & yeah the world is becoming smaller all the time, warm wishes!

  • Cape Town Hotels

    Free membership, this way please.

  • Yes, please, do sign me up

  • Kerry

    Yes please, I would love a free membership! Please sign me up!!

  • Michelle

    Loving Mr and Mrs Smith .. what a fabulous collection of outstanding places to lay your weary head.. free membership would be amazing?! please?!

  • So sorry Michelle, you just missed out.

    Thanks to all who responded – 10 memberships are now winging their way to the lucky ones.

  • Joolz

    OOOOHHH! How very dare we!? Free membership would be super duper!!! Pleeeease!!

  • helen

    Id love a free membership please this is what iv’e been waiting for looks fantastic !