Expedia.com, the on-line travel booking engine, is running a very limited time promotion to get a coupon code via text message for $100 off of any new hotel booking at expedia.com. The link is here. The coupon code must be redeemed by 11:59pm Pacific Time on Thursday September 4, 2014. The $400 hotel booking can not include taxes and fees.
Expedia’ says they are running this promotion to honor its new tablet app, but you don’t need a tablet to get the coupon code. Simply fill in the number to your text enabled device, and you will immediately receive 2 texts: one with the booking link, and the other text is your $100 off booking coupon code. While the coupon code will work on for bookings on a computer, note in the Terms and Conditions that it says you must use the mobile app on a tablet.
Terms and Conditions
Offer: Receive an instant $100 tablet coupon discount off a hotel stay using the Expedia® hotels app on a tablet. The price of the qualifying booking must be at least $400 before taxes and fees.
How to redeem: Access the mobile app on your tablet and select a qualifying hotel stay. On the hotel billing and delivery page you will see a drop-down feature that states “Coupon Code”. click this feature and enter the code that was sent to you via text message.
Restrictions: Coupon must be redeemed on Expedia.com by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on September 4, 2014, for travel between now and December 31, 2014. Limit one (1) coupon per user account and per qualifying hotel booking.
This offer is from Expedia.com and is valid for Expedia.com U.S. customers only. Bookings are subject to availability at Expedia Rate hotels at the time of booking and all applicable terms and conditions. Coupon may not be used with other coupons, promotions or special offers. Coupon discount cannot be applied against taxes, supplier-charged fees, cancellation or change penalties, administrative fees or other miscellaneous charges, which are the sole responsibility of the customer. A coupon will be deemed fully used once a qualifying booking has been made and may not be reused. In the event that you change or cancel any part of your booking, the coupon will not apply to the changed travel schedule.
Terms and conditions of this coupon are as written and cannot be changed by any representation of any unauthorized person, including employees of Expedia, Inc. Coupon is not transferable and is not redeemable for cash. Expedia, Inc. may revoke or change this offer at any time. Void where prohibited by law.
If you were thinking about booking a hotel stay, it might be worth it to get the code and price the stay out on expedia.com. Keep in mind that if you have status with the hotel chain your stay will not get credit towards elite status. You may or may not get your elite benefits, but your best bet would be to call the hotel directly with your loyalty number, add it to your reservation, and the inquire about the ‘on-property’ elite benefits upon check-in.