Priceline has always been a great way to lower hotel costs. And I’m now finding the Expedia Best Rate Guarantee offering $50 vouchers easy to find.
Here is my question to you:
Are you involved in any hotel rewards program that gives you stay credit towards elite status when you have booked you room through a third party site like Expedia?
We all know that stay credit on Priceline stays is not granted. but what about Expedia bookings?
$50 immediate vouchers are hard to pass up and usually worth more than the stay credit or points earned when booking through the chain website. But I want them all. The $50 voucher and the stay credit and elite bennies
From your experience; Will you earn stay credits when booking through Expedia for stays at:
Priority Club Hotels? and I mean any member of these chains
Hard and fast evidence of stay credit towards elite status and recognition of elite status benefits when booking through Expedia could change the way I look at hotel bookings.
Here is an example of concrete evidence from the Marriott site:
8. “Prepaid wholesale rates booked through 3rd party online retailers are not eligible for points, miles or Elite night credit, including, but not limited to, Priceline.com, Hotwire.com, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com, Hotels.com, etc. Wholesale packages and series tours are not eligible for points.”
So Marriott is out unless you can prove that you routinely get points for rooms booked from Expedia.
Wyndham appears out as well.
I will of course publish the results of the inquiry for all to see.
Here is the Bribe
I have 4-two for one dining certs good at Marriott or JW Marriott Hotels (not resorts). They are good until October 11th.
Provide me with concrete info ( IE: wording from the hotel website, email you got) regarding the answer to one of the programs above and one is yours.
If these Expedia vouchers are going to give us all up to $150 per month, we should have the right info.
Thanks for your help.
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