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Craig recently wrote about why the major hotel loyalty programmes’ moves towards ‘dynamic award pricing’ might push guests to look at booking with sites like Hotels.com.
If you wanted an additional incentive, Hotels.com Rewards is currently offering double ‘stamps’ (on the first 5 days of a stay) as part of its Black Friday sale.
This means that you can earn a free night after just 5 nights, rather than the usual 10.
How does it work?
Not all properties are eligible for double stamps, but most (including many chain hotels) do seem to be.
The important thing to note is that you have to manually enter the code RWD2BF21 in the “Apply a coupon code” box on the right of the booking page:
Once that has been successfully applied, you should see the following message:
You need to make a new booking between 12:01 am on 23/11/2021 and 11:59 pm on 29/11/2021 on the United Kingdom version of Hotels.com® for your check-in date between 23/11/2021 and 30/04/2022.
The terms state that “Coupon limit per booking: 1 booking per property per Rewards account”, which suggests you might be able to use the code more than once (if booking different hotels), though I’m not sure if that’s really the case in practice.
If you need to book a hotel and are more interested in earning rewards than elite status perks, this is a decent offer. Always check the prices at other online travel agencies as well though to make sure you really are getting a good deal.
You may only use this coupon on properties that are eligible for Hotels.com® Rewards and are marked with a ‘Collect an extra stamp’ badge on the Hotels.com® website.
The coupon only applies to the first room in the booking.
Use this coupon to collect double stamps with Hotels.com® Rewards for the first 5 nights of your stay. You will receive one stamp for each of the remaining nights of your stay. E.g., if you stay 10 nights, you’ll collect 10 stamps, and we’ll add another 5 to your account (i.e., double stamps for the first 5 nights) – giving you a total of 15 for your stay. Remember, collect 10 stamps, get 1 reward night.
Your reward night may not be redeemed on bookings paid for at the property. While we usually add collected stamps to your account within 72 hours of your completed stay, it may occasionally take as long as 4 weeks for your second room booking and extra stamps to get posted to your account. See here for full Hotels.com® Rewards terms and conditions.
- To use this coupon and collect stamps, you must be a Hotels.com®Rewards member over 18 years old and you must be signed into your account.
- You need to make a new booking between 12:01 am on 23/11/2021 and 11:59 pm on 29/11/2021 on the United Kingdom version of Hotels.com® for your check-in date between 23/11/2021 and 30/04/2022.
A reward night does not include taxes and fees, and the value of these promotional stamps will not affect the average daily rate in determining the value of any reward night.
This coupon can’t be used for:
- Package bookings, i.e. accommodations + flight
- Bookings made through Group Travel Services
- Bookings paid for at the property
- Bookings made at a property offered by Vrbo and/or HomeAway entities, and/or EG Vacation Rentals Ireland Limited
- Bookings made prior to receipt of this coupon
- Bookings at non-participating properties. Participating properties are subject to change at any time.
We reserve the right to remove any promotional stamps collected with this coupon if you combine your Hotels.com® Rewards account with another account that has also received promotional stamps using this coupon, or if you have breached any of these terms and conditions.
Coupon limit per booking: 1 booking per property per Rewards account.
This coupon can be combined with discounted prices on Hotels.com®. It cannot, however, be used in conjunction with any other promotion on Hotels.com®, whether offered by a third party or otherwise. Bookings made with this coupon are not eligible for rewards points/mileage/cashback/other benefits under any rewards/mileage/cashback/similar program offered by third-party marketing affiliates of Hotels.com.
You cannot redeem this coupon for cash, and it cannot be transferred or sold. It is void where prohibited by law. Improper use of the coupon by you is prohibited and may be construed as fraud.
If we become aware, or have reason to suspect (in our reasonable opinion) that you have: (a) breached these terms and condition, (b) obtained the coupon from an unauthorized channel, (c) used the coupon with a view to re-selling any travel product booked, (d) engaged in contact which impacts the fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this offer, or (e) otherwise acted fraudulently, we may in our absolute discretion stop the coupon and/or cancel all bookings made by you using the coupon without giving any reasons and/or withdraw any stamps issued. We reserve the right not to refund you for the canceled transactions, including any non-refundable bookings.
We reserve the right to change or withdraw this offer at any time and to cancel any bookings made where the coupon has been used to make any speculative, false or fraudulent bookings, or any bookings in anticipation of demand or not in compliance with these coupon terms and conditions. We reserve the right not to refund you for the canceled transactions, including any non-refundable bookings.