Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by chef, Nov 20, 2015.
Any recommendations on whether or not to join up?
The free program? Is there one you have to pay to join? The free program has been good to me. When it first stated, I booked 10 nights through Hotels.com at about $120 for business travel and then booked my free night at The Chelsea in AC on NYE saving $399. They changed the terms of the free night to be equal to the average of your 10 paid nights after that.
Oh yes, the good old times.... ;-)
Of course you should join. It is free and gives you a free night for every 10 nights booked.
Doesn't hurt to sign up but be aware that your hotel rewards points expire after a certain time (2 years? I'm not sure). I used them for a few trips and even got to use the free night once but after that my points expired because I didn't book through them in a few years.
Lately I've been using booking.com for my hotels, mostly because most of the time they don't require you to pay everything up front like hotels.com does. I have booked and paid through hotels.com and cancelled with no problems but I kind of like to pay when I actually get to the hotel so booking.com was more convenient for me.
I haven't booked with Hotels.com in a year or two, but from what I remember, most of the time you couldn't use promo codes if you wanted to earn a reward night credit for your stay. I've found that Orbitz has been cheaper with the use of promo codes and the 3 to 5% back you get with each booking.
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