I received an email from Expedia+ Rewards yesterday that had a title of “Surprise! See our holiday gift to you”. A picture of a present had a caption of, “Will you get 1,000, 3,000 or 5,000 bonus points!” I don’t use Expedia a lot but free points are great! It immediately reminded me of the bonus 1,000 Gold Passport Points that Hyatt gave as a thank-you to card holders, which you can read about here.
I thought it sounded pretty cool so I followed the link provided in the email.
I was then prompted to sign in to Expedia, and was taken to a page that showed me….my account info and a page of special offers? I was confused.
I scrolled all the way down, and found my special offer – if I booked a +VIP Access hotel I’d get 1,000 bonus Expedia+ points.
Thinking I had ended up on the wrong page since the email had said “Surprise! See our holiday gift to you”, I was still looking for free points as some sort of holiday thank you. I went back and tried the process again but alas, there were no free bonus points to be had, just the 1,000 bonus Expedia+ points when booking by December 22, 2014 and staying by January 12, 2015.
Your experience may be different and since the promotion says you can get between 1,000 and 5,000 points maybe others will get a higher number.
Here’s a link to their “holiday gift” promotion registration.
It’s a decent offer, but I felt slightly let down. Yes, scrolling down in my email it clarified that it was just a promotion but the email came across as being a gift rather than something that was just another promotion.
Terms & Conditions:
For a limited time, between December 12, 2014 and December 22, 2014, select Expedia+ rewards members can get 1,000 bonus Expedia+ points for booking a standalone +VIP Access hotel or a vacation package that includes a +VIP Access hotel. To receive bonus points, members must register for the offer on the Expedia+ Marketplace page. All travel must be booked by 11:59 p.m. PST on December 22, 2014, with travel completed by January 12, 2015. Bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking and all applicable terms and conditions. This offer does not apply to cancelled bookings. Offer may be cancelled or modified at any time by Expedia, Inc. Offer terms may not be changed by any representation of any unauthorized person, including employees of Expedia, Inc. Offer is not transferable and is not redeemable for cash. Void where prohibited by law.