Finding cheap hotel rooms can be challenging. According to statistics resource Statista, the average daily rate of hotels was USD 130.78 in February 2020. However, that doesn’t mean that you will have to live with this hefty price tag. There are tricks that expert travelers use to save money.
Here are a few ways to score cheap hotel rooms.
Some travelers cancel their trips but have already reserved a hotel room in advance. These travelers “sell” their unwanted reservations at a price cut. And if you are in luck, you will find cheap hotel rooms that fit perfectly with your travel schedule.
RoomerTravel.com allows you to purchase someone else’s reservation at a discount. Just book the room at the site and they will be the ones to transfer the name on the reservation.
Hotels offer coupons but not regularly. However, there are third-party sites that will give you discount coupon codes so you can score cheap hotel rooms.
Coupon Sherpa offers up to 40% discount on selected rooms at Hotels.com and $20 off from a $150 booking at HotelWiz. Just copy and paste the coupon code when you book rooms to avail of the discounts.
It’s not only the items sold at Target that are price matched. Many hotels are willing to match the room rates of their competitors if you ask them to. If you’re too shy to ask, then sites like Hotels.com will offer to price match any competitor’s room prices.
Hotels.com not only enables you to book cheap hotel rooms, but they also give you a free night for every 10 nights booked with them.
The best hotels have a rewards program that lets its members enjoy special offers and privileges in their hotels. The MGM Resorts International has its M life Rewards program which offers cheap hotel rooms not just in MGM properties but also in its partner brands worldwide.
Just sign up for free and learn how to earn M life points. The more points you earn, the higher your tier gets and the more discounts and perks you will enjoy.
Most of us use our credit cards solely to pay for purchases. However, credit cards also have travel offers. These benefits include cheap hotel rooms when you use your credit card to pay for the accommodation.
For instance, Mastercard boasts of 228 offers and benefits to its cardholders. With so many options, there should be one for your chosen date and destination.
Credit card airline miles can be used to save on hotel rooms, too. These cards accumulate mileage points with every ticket you purchase with an airline company.
These points are usually redeemed to get free tickets or discounts but they can also be used to score hot deals at hotels in different travel locations.
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