How to Get The Absolute Best Hotel Rate Prices

 
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How to Get The Absolute Best Hotel Rate Prices
Jennifer Miller
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Dec 05th 2019 11:27 pm

Google is a great tool to use if you're looking for the best hotel rates, but we this method will get you the cheapest hotel rate. If you are planning to stay at a hotel/motel, we recommend using Hotels.com pricematch or their coupons floating around on eBay along with discounted gift cards. Confused? Don't be! We will walk you through

Step 1
Decide on a hotel you want to stay at

Step 2
Use Google Hotels to find the cheapest rate

Notes Before Step 3
We recommend booking on Hotels Com because
* Hotels.com have coupons floating around for $50 off $200 or 10% off
* Hotels.com will pricematch to other sites
* Hotels.com will give you a free night for every 10 nights you stay with them
* Hotels.com has discounted gift cards floating around you can use to pay

Step 3
If you are booking over $200-500 before tax, go to eBay and buy a $50 off $200 to use at Hotels Com
* If you are staying over $200+, we recommend splitting your stay to make use of multiple $50 off coupons. There is a slight inconvenience of needing to checkout and checking back in
* By using a coupon, Hotels Com will not give you a stamp towards your free night. If you earn 10 nights, they will give you a free night which is the equivalent of 10% of the 10 nights. If your stay is over $500+ and you plan to collect 10 stamps, we recommend not using a coupon and just collecting the stamp.

Step 4
Go to CardBear and buy discounted Hotels Com Gift Cards for the amount your stay will cost
* You can buy multiple gift cards and combine them by calling 1-888-999-4468
* If you want a new gift card number (recommended) book a cancellable hotel using the bought gift card and cancel the booking. Hotels Com will send you a new gift card number

Step 5
Finally, Go to Hotels.com to use your $50 off $200 coupon and the discounted gift cards to book your stay

Done!
You just got the cheapest rate! If not, you can always have Hotels Com pricematch. Worst case, you got the cheapest rate with the discount of the gift cards.

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  • Guest
    Guest - 1 week ago
    Hotels also has rebates which you get if you don’t use coupons makes it a little more complicated but you can use them if you don’t hit the $200 minimum
  • Guest
    Guest - 1 week ago
    The $50 off $200 coupon it seems most brand name hotels do not participate:
    The list of non-participating hotels: Hilton, Amara, Amari Hotels and Resorts, AMResorts, Aston Resorts, Corinthia Hotels, Emaar Hotels, Fairmont, Fortune Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Furama, Hilton Worldwide, Hotel 81, HV Hotels, Hyatt, IHG, Independent, Kempinski Hotels and Resorts, La Quinta, Lowes, Mandarin, Mandarin Oriental Hotels Group, Mariana Bay Sands, Marriott, Meritus, Millennium, Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, Omni, Playa, RIU Hotels, Raffles Intl Hotels and Resorts, Rosewood Hotels, Sandals Resorts, Scandic Hotels Chain, Starwood, Swiss Quality Hotels, Swissotel, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces, The Leela Palace, The Peninsula Group, Thon Hotels, Venetian Macau, and Vinncci and others.
  • Guest
    Guest - 2 weeks ago
    Or you can just use priceline name your own price and get a better rate anyways, instead of following all these silly steps
  • Guest
    Guest - 2 weeks ago
    Great idea, Mahalo!
  • Guest
    Guest - 2 weeks ago
    you can also bargain with a bottle of gin to set a tent up in someone's back yard