(EXPIRED) Get 15% Discount On Hotels.com Gift Cards + 5x From Gyft

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Gyft is running a promotion offering a 15% discount on Hotels.com gift cards and presents an opportunity for some 5x spending.

Hotels.com gift cards

The Deal

Key Terms

  • Must use promo code GETAWAY at checkout.
  • Expires July 15, 2018 or while supplies last.
  • Promotion is only eligible for a $50 or more Hotels.com Gift Card* (see Quick Thoughts below for more about this).
  • Promo code is valid with all payment methods.
  • Cannot combine with other promotions.
  • Each household can redeem promo code up to 2 times.
  • Email validation is required to complete a gift card purchase.
  • Must have a Gyft account to purchase.
  • Only valid for users residing in the U.S.
  • Gift cards are only redeemable in the U.S.

Quick Thoughts

Hotels.com gift cards frequently go on sale for 15% off, but this deal is notable as Gyft is one of the few remaining avenues for earning 5x Ultimate Rewards on a Chase Ink card. You have to checkout using Paypal in order to earn 5x with Gyft.

A couple of downsides with this promo are that it’s limited to $50 gift cards and there’s a limit of two cards per household.

The terms state that the “promotion is only eligible for a $50 or more Hotels.com Gift Card”. Although it says “or more”, you don’t get a 15% discount when purchasing a gift card for more than $50. A $200 Hotels.com gift card purchase still only gets a $7.50 discount.

Hotels.com is a great OTA to use when booking stays at properties that aren’t part of a hotel loyalty scheme, or at brands where you’re not worried about status benefits or collecting elite night credits. We’ve had several such stays this past year and have earned a credit of almost $75 to be used towards a future booking thanks to their Welcome Rewards scheme.

Hotels.com free night

If you use gift cards purchased at 15%, add in the 10% back you get from Welcome Rewards and the value of the 5x Ultimate Rewards earned on the purchase of the gift cards, you’ll effectively be getting a ~33% return.

Reservations paid for with gift cards unfortunately don’t earn portal cashback, but the savings from the 15% discount (and 5x UR if applicable) exceeds any cashback you’d otherwise be earning.

h/t Miles To Memories

Last updated on July 21st, 2018

About Stephen Pepper

Stephen Pepper is on a 5 year, 50 state road trip with his wife Shae and their dog Truffles. Finding opportunities to earn miles and points is one of the ways they can afford to do this, so he'll try to help you do the same for your own travels.

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Can you apply these codes and build an ongoing credit in your hotel.com account or do you have to apply them at the time of reservation only?

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What’s the best deal ever on Hotel.com G cards ? The AMEX 20 % on GC’s I’ve been waiting For ?

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I’ve gotten cashback on redeeming Hotels.com GCs recently.