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Hotels.com Gift Card Deal Alert!  And other great giftcard schemes!

Hotels.com Gift Card Deal Alert! And other great giftcard schemes!

Spoiler alert!  There's a post coming in the new year about great gifts to give that person infected with wanderlust!  Hotels.com gift cards will be on that list!  I'm hoping it will serve as a gift guide for the people in my life.  Hint, hint.

But, I get it, you're desperate and need to get something sorted right now for the holiday season!

Hotels.com Gift card Deal

Hotels.com is giving a free $10 CAD gift card to anyone (US or CA) who purchases a minimum of $50 CAD worth of gift cards in one purchase.  I know, $10 isn't going to stop you from going bankrupt, but it's a 20% percent bonus for you.  So take advantage. 

You can choose to have the gift card mailed as an actual plastic gift card (shipping is usually free).  Or, if shipping time has you fretting, you can do an e-gift or print an actual gift certificate yourself.

Gift cards can be combined with coupon codes or double rewards codes, so if you play your cards right, you could potentially get a great deal.  Also, hotels.com has started doing some 5% off codes where you can still earn rewards points. 

This could potentially mean $10 off your stay + 5% discount overall + still earning points.  I'll take it!

Orrr if you're selfish, like me, you could buy the $50 gift card for yourself, and basically get a $60 credit for $50.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Hot tip: It's worth it to keep an eye open for gift card deals.  Last year my salon was having a deal around Christmas where if you bought a $150 gift card for someone, you get a $50 gift card for free.  So, I did the selfish thing and bought myself a $200 gift card for $150 and got a fancy new hairdo!

Sobeys grocery stores regularly post deals where you'll get 200 bonus Air Miles if you buy a gift card (usually $150 - $200).  I always buy the gift card and use it to buy my own groceries! 

The Fine Print

I'm posting all the fine print below, but most notably, you can only take advantage of this deal once.

Quoted from hotels.ca

"Terms for CAD Purchases:

Canadian Terms: Purchase of Hotels.com gift cards must occur at https://ca.hotels.com/page/giftcards/ or https://hotels.cashstar.com/gift-card/buy/?locale=en_ca to be eligible for offer. Valid for purchase of plastic or digital (eGift) Hotels.com gift cards. Free CAD 10 Hotels.com gift card will be fulfilled in digital (eGift) format up to 48 hours following original purchase and will be e-mailed to e-mail address on file for purchaser. Purchaser must spend at least CAD 50 cumulatively in one purchase to receive free CAD 10 gift card. Only one free CAD 10 Hotels.com gift card per customer. Not valid with any other offer, void where prohibited. Valid only during dates of offer: Friday, November 25th, 2016, 12:01am Eastern to Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 3:01am Eastern. Quantities are limited. Valid while supplies last.

Terms for USD Purchases:

Purchase of Hotels.com gift cards must occur at www.hotels.com/giftcards or https://hotels.cashstar.com to be eligible for offer. Valid for purchase of plastic or digital (eGift) Hotels.com gift cards. Free $10 Hotels.com gift card will be fulfilled in digital (eGift) format up to 48 hours following original purchase and will be e-mailed to e-mail address on file for purchaser. Purchaser must spend at least $50 cumulatively in one purchase to receive free $10 gift card. Only one free $10 Hotels.com gift card per customer, per e-mail address. Not valid with any other offer, void where prohibited. Valid only during dates of offer: Friday, November 25th, 2016, 12:01am Eastern to Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 3:01am Eastern. Quantities are limited. Valid while supplies last."

Happy gift buying!

 

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