How to Save 14% on Every Hotel Stay With the Hotels.com Rewards Programme

Aug 2, 2019

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If you stay in hotels regularly and are not loyal to one brand or programme, you may find yourself booking lots of nights and not feeling like you’re obtaining many rewards in return.

Hotels.com has a unique reward programme that, combined with British Airways Avios, offers a very compelling way to double dip and save big on your accommodation.

Reward Nights

Hotels.comRewards offers a free hotel night for every 10 nights booked, regardless of the property or hotel brand. The value of the free night is the average of the 10 nights in total, so if five nights were priced at £100 per night, and the other five were £300 per night, then the free night would be worth £200. You can use your free night for an amount more or less than that, but if the night costs more you will need to pay the extra. And if the night costs less, you’ll unfortunately have to use the entire voucher, so it’s best to use it for a night worth at least the value of your free night credit.

There are some properties or offers that may not earn Reward Nights, but the vast majority of the rooms available on Hotels.com do — look for the ‘Hotels.com Rewards Collect and Redeem’ tick when searching for properties (like the one below).

This is effectively like receiving a 10% discount on every hotel night you book, regardless of the location or type of property, which is a great offer.

Avios

What is even better is that you can ‘double dip’ by stacking the 10% Reward Night offer with the ability to earn Avios as well. By booking through the Hotels.com Avios portal, you can earn 4 points per £1 spent on each booking. Based on TPG UK’s current valuation of Avios, that is worth around a 4.4% discount on your booking and you can still earn your Reward Nights. Avios does offer bonus Avios on Hotels.com bookings from time to time, which can earn up to 6 Avios per £1 spent.

There’s a lot of flexibility in using those Avios — you could use them for flights or for hotel stays.

Combined, a 14%+ discount on each and every hotel booking is an excellent offer.

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