How would you like to earn cash back AND free hotel nights at the same time?!
YES?? That’s what I thought! Here’s how I do it:
First, your new best friend is going to be an app called Ibotta. You can sign up with my referral link and automatically earn $10 when you redeem your first offer! With this app you can earn cash back on in-store and mobile app purchases. You can unlock deals on everything from groceries to Groupons and to, yep you guessed it – hotels! Currently Ibotta has offers for 5% cash back on Hotels.com, this percentage varies from time to time. (Tip: Make sure to launch the Hotels.com app through the Ibotta app to earn the cash back.)
Hotels.com allows you to earn a free night’s stay for every 10 nights you book a room through them. So, stay 10 nights and earn a free night worth the average value of those 10 nights.
If you travel a lot, you can earn back some big bucks and save a pretty decent amount of money on some hotel nights! I’ve earned over $600 cash back from Ibotta and the bulk of this has been from using Hotels.com, Target, Kroger, and Groupon.
This tactic has worked so well for me because I travel for my job and my employer reimburses me for my hotel rooms. If you are traveling for work and your rooms are paid for, then you’re earning a free night without having to spend any of your own money and you’re earning 5% cash back through Ibotta! But, even if you’re traveling for fun and footing your own bill, this is still a great way to earn cash back and free nights!
The best part about using Hotels.com other than earning a free night is the ability to choose a specific hotel. I used to book with Hotwire, which had some amazing rates but there are no rewards and to get the discounted rate you don’t know what hotel you’re getting until it’s booked.
If you sign up for Ibotta with my referral link then you’ll get a $10 bonus and I’ll get $5! We both win and save lots of money, woohoo!
Most often than not, that method worked for me and I was happy with my rooms, but now I’m much happier with my Hotels.com and Ibotta combo! Ibotta also has offers with Priceline, HotelTonight, and other travel companies, but Hotels.com is my favorite because of the ability to earn free nights.