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Booking.com promotions are a bit odd, in that rather than discounting the amount charged before you pay, they ask you to pay the full amount and then refund whatever the promotion offered back to your card later. Strange, but it seems to work out ok.
I would recommend taking screenshots as you book though (particularly the final booking page before you pay, as below), just in case there are any technical issues with the refund.
If you don’t already have an account with Booking.com, sign up here and you can get £15 back with your first stay of £30+ (I also get a referral bonus – so thanks!). Note that these offers don’t stack, you have to use them one at a time. The £15 signup bonus only applies to your first booking, while the other offer can be used any time, so if you’re making a number of different bookings it makes sense to start with the £15 offer first.
The relevant terms state:
Within a reasonable time after your stay, you must either create a user account and save a valid credit card in the account settings or provide a valid credit card on the provided digital form in order to obtain the reward as a credit to your credit card — and the American Express card is not currently an accepted credit card (for receiving a credit).
Booking.com will only recognize one eligible reservation per participant per campaign to count for an incentive bonus; and you may only receive incentive bonuses from a maximum of three different campaigns per year — including Refer-a-Friend campaigns.
An easy opportunity to get up to a third off your next hotel booking is never a bad way to start the weekend!
Hat-tip: Thanks to reader Kirill for emailing!