(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

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