(EXPIRED) $100 Hotels.com for $85, discounts on Uber, Groupon, and Papa John’s GCs

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PayPal Digital Gifts is offering discounts on gift cards for Hotels.com ($100 for $85), Groupon ($100 for $85), Uber ($50 for $45), and Papa John’s ($25 for $20). Some of these may not last long.

The Deal

Key Terms

  • See the specific terms for each type of gift card on the offer page

Quick Thoughts

These are good discounts on both Hotels.com and Groupon. While we occasionally see Hotels.com cards at 20% off (or see Amex Offers for places that carry Hotels.com gift cards that give an effective 20% off), this is still a good discount at 15%, especially if stacked with Hotels.com rewards. Keep in mind that you can only use one Hotels.com gift card per booking, but you can combine cards online. Also keep in mind that not all properties accept gift cards, etc. The discounts on Groupon and Uber are also likely to be popular. There’s no indication of a limit or when this will end, but I would bet that the more desirable brands will not last very long.

One related note: remember that beginning on November 1st, Hyatt will no longer offer free breakfast at Hyatt Place properties when you do not book direct – so your Hotels.com bookings apparently will not get breakfast there. Further, Marriott’s new terms indicate that third party bookings will not qualify to receive loyalty benefits. Still, the discount could be worth it here.

H/T: Miles to Memories

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Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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iahphx

Reasonable deal on Hotels.com and Groupon if you use those sites. But 15% seems a tad too low if you don’t have an immediate purchase in mind (or have existing credits to use). Obviously, many of us would jump at this price on Amazon where we could use our existing (discounted) card balances. But on ebay, there are no longer any “tricks” — like the Chase Ink 5% no longer works, right? This deal just needs a little more juice.

HoKo
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HoKo

Any issues with fraud with Hotels.com giftcards? I.E. is it safe to buy and hold for future hotel stays that won’t be booked for a while?

Also, when you say “you can combine cards online” so I could take a $50, $100, and $200 gc’s and transform that into one card with a value of $350?

Mike L
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Mike L

Correct, you can combine them. That’s what I do. I have one “main” card, so whenever I buy these discounted ones – I immediately transfer the value to that.

HoKo
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HoKo

Thanks Mike, and you’ve never had any issues with fraud or theft?

I also need to figure out how this would impact travel insurance – I guess it means I probably wouldn’t be covered for this portion of my trip

eponymous coward
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eponymous coward

“Sorry, we can’t complete your purchase at this time.”

Wah-wah, sad trombone, I got a rock.

Josh
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Josh

I would hold off on this. Tried to buy a hotels.com gift card for $100 and it charged me $100 via Paypal. I am disputing the amount now. The offer terms were still showing for the hotels.com, so I should have gotten it.

JRG
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JRG

Thanks.. Got me some good Papa John’s!

deerseason
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deerseason

Can Groupon gift cards be used to purchase the occasional Starbucks gift card promo they have (or any other of their gift card promos?)

Nancy
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Nancy

I bought Uber gift card. It showed $45 for $50 gift card. But when I purchased, I got billed $50. Is there any way to fix this?

Josh
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Josh

Same thing happened to me above. I opened a dispute with PayPal and emailed the email address. Something is up with their website.