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Last week ‘The Deal Daddy’ wrote about the excellent hotel deals you can sometimes get via Secret Escapes. One of things he mentioned to help boost the amount you can save was the generous £15 free credit available just for signing up via a Secret Escapes refer a friend link – but with a (little) bit of planning, you can do even better!
Secret Escapes refer a friend offer
First things first: Secret Escapes offers new users £15 off their first booking of £100+, if they sign up via a referral link (this one is mine and I’m much obliged if you choose to use it – but please feel free to leave your own in the comments too if you like).
That’s not the end of the story though. The person who refers you also gets £25 credit after you make your first booking and that opens up a very interesting opportunity…
How to make the most of the Secret Escapes ‘refer a friend’ offer:
Imagine that you spot a hotel you like the look of that costs £105.00 per night and you fancy two nights away with your partner/friend/family member/colleague/etc.
First, sign up through a referral link (but don’t book anything yet!), and then refer your travel companion using your own ‘refer a friend’ generated from your account, so each account has £15.00 credit.
Next, book the first night using the second person’s Secret Escapes account, and they will be charged £90.00 (£105 – £15 credit = £90).
At this point, an additional £25 credit will be automatically added to the first person’s account, for referring their partner who has now made a booking.
Finally, book the second night using the original account, which should now have £40 credit in it (£15 + £25, do check it has been credited properly first), and you will be charged £65.00 (£105 – £40 credit).
In total, your two nights will cost £155.00 rather than £210.00 – an additional 26% discount off Secret Escapes already discounted rates!
Secret Escapes offers some genuinely good deals, though it can require a bit of searching to dig out the really good value stuff – always check the prices available on other sites too to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. Being able to knock an additional ~26% off your first 2 nights, just for making a few extra clicks, can make a good deal great.
Remember to use a referral link to start the discount stacking process!
Have you used Secret Escapes before – what did you think?