With 69% of Canadians being members of a travel rewards program and another 68% saying they’d be likely to join a new travel loyalty program, it’s no wonder the Expedia+ program has gotten a lot of traction lately.
Travelling at full price and not collecting any sort of points seems ludicrous nowadays. With increasingly expensive travel costs and unstable currencies, who wouldn’t want to get more bang for their buck? This is precisely where the Expedia+ program shines: not only can you use your points as direct vouchers towards your flights or hotels, but you can also access member privileges that will certainly enhance your travels.
Access Expedia+’s exclusive deals & sales
Don’t forget to sign in to your Expedia account next time you research your next vacation – this unlocks your access to the “members only” experience! Signed-in members get exclusive promotions, deals (like the Unreal Deals, which are customised offers based on your home airport), and benefits that will either save you big bucks or increase your points earnings.
And remember: book your travels with the mobile app and receive triple the points!
How can I use my Expedia+ Rewards?
There are many ways you can maximize your point earnings when booking your travels as an Expedia+ member:
All eligible bookings are subject to the “bonus points accelerator” (sounds fancy, doesn’t it?) where +gold members get 30% extra points, and +silver members get 10%. Pretty cool, eh?
Members get 250 extra points for each +VIP Access hotel booking!
Expedia+ members also earn double the points per C$1 spent on hotels, packages with a hotel, cars, and activities.
We all know that hotel breakfasts can sometimes be prohibitively expensive, and while the idea of using this as an excuse to discover local restaurants isn’t bad per se, it’s also nice to have a hassle-free meal in the morning. Use your Expedia+ rewards to book your free breakfast and start your day on the right foot!
Does your preferred hotel have spa facilities? As a +silver or +gold member, you could redeem your points towards a pampering and well-deserved experience during your next holiday. Treat yourself! Because there is no such thing as too much R&R.
Free room upgrades
Upon availability from participating hotels, +gold members can receive free room upgrades. Have you always dreamed of that über-luxurious suite with more bathrooms and bedrooms than you can count? Now is the time to make your dream a reality!
Marie is a native Montrealer trying to balance a deep love for her hometown and an unquenchable thirst for travel and discovery. She has been to more than 20 countries, lived abroad in both France and the U.K., and is always on the lookout for authentic experiences wherever she travels -- especially if it involves chocolate.
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