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You can currently get a £15 Booking.com credit for signing up through a referral link and booking a stay.
The person who refers you gets £15 after your first stay too, so if you use my link to sign up, I would be much obliged!
You can read the full Terms and Conditions here, but Booking.com have put together a handy Frequently Asked Questions too, which is worth including:
1. To refer a friend, do I need an account with Booking.com?
You need to have a Booking.com account or have made a reservation with us. Don’t have an account yet? It’s easy – just sign up here and you can start referring friends too!
2. How and when can I claim my reward?
The reward is a refund on your credit card after your friend has completed their stay. A few days after your friend has checked out of their booked accommodations, an email is sent to you about claiming your reward. To receive your reward, you need to have a Booking.com account or sign up for one. Then all you have to do is register your credit card details on your account. If you’ve registered more than one credit card, just let us know which card we should send your reward to with our checkbox option. If you’ve already supplied your credit card details on your account and clicked our checkbox option, we’ll send the reward automatically and no further action is needed. If you’ve registered more than one credit card, just let us know which card we should send your reward to with our checkbox option. You should receive your reward within seven working days after giving us your card details (unless your friend hasn’t checked out).
3. What if I don’t have a credit card to claim my reward?
No problem – you can use a debit card instead (VISA or Mastercard) and claim it the same way as a credit card.
4. How does my friend receive their reward?
Your friend receives their reward after their stay. After they’ve checked out, we’ll send them an email on how to claim their reward. To receive their reward, they need to have a Booking.com account or sign up for one.
5. Why hasn’t my reward arrived?
Usually people don’t receive their reward because they haven’t given us their credit card details. The reward will be sent once we’ve received credit card details and your friend has completed their stay.
6. How many rewards can I receive?
You can receive a maximum of 10 rewards. A friend can only make one eligible booking from your link and receive one reward. After getting their reward, your friend is not eligible for future rewards from links sent to them by other people.
7. What happens if my friend cancels their booking?
If your friend cancels the booking, neither you nor your friend will receive the reward. However, if your friend makes a new booking with your link, you’ll both still be eligible for the reward.
8. How can I check the status of my reward?
You can check your current reward status and reward history by visiting your account.
9. Can I use the reward as a discount for a future booking?
No, the reward can’t be redeemed for a future booking. The reward is only given as a refund on your credit card after your friend has booked and completed their stay.
10. Who do I contact if I have further questions or if there’s a problem?
You can email our friendly Customer Service Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include the email address from your Booking.com account in your email.
Don’t forget that you can currently earn 8 Avios per £1 at Booking.com via the Avios eStore too.
Booking.com credit bottom line
Booking.com tends to offer a wider range of accommodation options than most hotel booking sites. Historically, it’s been difficult to get more than a few percent back in cashback/Avios etc though, so it hasn’t been of much interest to savvy ‘travel hackers’.
The combination of a £15 credit for being referred and 8 Avios per £1 on bookings is a decent incentive though and makes Booking.com substantially more interesting – at least for one short stay