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Earlier in the week, I wrote about a ridiculously good deal that Secret Escapes was offering for the 5* Radisson Blu Plaza in Bangkok (the deal now seems to be live again, as of 12th Jan 2019, if you missed out last time!). In that article, I also included a quick explanation of how you can ‘hack’ the refer a friend promotion to generate a rather nice Secret Escapes sign up bonus for yourself.
I thought it was worth putting the ‘how to’ guide in a standalone article so it’s easier to find and can be linked back to whenever I spot particularly good Secret Escapes deals in future – so, here you go!
Secret Escapes sign up bonus
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 use the refer a friend offer to get a bigger Secret Escapes sign up bonus:
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’ link 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).
You have effectively created your own £55 sign up bonus, compared to just joining normally and booking 2 nights.
In total, your two nights will cost £155.00 rather than £210.00 – an additional 26% discount off Secret Escapes (usually) 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, 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?