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A little more than three years after relaunching their Expedia+ Rewards Program, the online booking site announced some minor but meaningful changes today.
All Expedia+ Rewards members will continue to earn 2 points for every $1 spent when booking hotels, activities and packages and 1 point for every $5 spent on flights. But now, members will also earn 2 points for every $1 spent on cruise bookings with most major cruise lines.
Expedia also introduced a new membership level, the +silver tier which comes when you spend $5,000 on Expedia or when you book 15 eligible hotel nights. Benefits of this new level include10% bonus points on point eligible purchases, 250 extra points when booking one of more than 1,400 +VIP Access hotels and exclusive amenities at over 700 +VIP Access hotels. Those amenities range from a bottle of wine, an upgrade or a spa treatment voucher.
Anpve is the completebreakdown of the membership tiers, including the basic level +blue and the top, +gold (formerly Elite Plus.)
We explained a bit about how the program worked when it was still an invite-only/ beta sort of thing. And there's nothing really new to report. Expedia Rewards members will earn one Expedia point for every $1 spent on hotels, flights and activities booked through Expedia.
And remember, the more you book on Expedia at one time, i.e. hotel + flight + car rental the more points you can earn. Expedia explains:
As an example, if a customer books a package for two travelers featuring a roundtrip flight, four nights in a hotel and a rental car, that trip may cost$2,000. With Expedia Rewards, that would yield 6,000 points. Should the member book that same trip three times, they should have earned enough points to qualify for a free hotel night. Should they add an activity to each package booking, the accumulated points may earn them two free hotel nights. ”
That means you can only join up by invitation, or as we told you the other month, by being a current Expedia member and a savvy website peruser (Go to the lower left corner.)
Still, we're a member of Expedia and we haven't got any notice yet about the loyalty program and in case you haven't checked the calendar today, it's March 10.
Now we see that Expedia Rewards website has said the official launch date is Spring. But it could be later. From the Expedia Rewards FAQ under "How Do I Join Expedia Rewards"?
Enrollment opens to all Expedia customers in March 2011 or such later date as determined by Expedia.
We’ve been getting antsy about Expedia’s forthcoming rewards program for a little while now. Why? Because since doing away with Thank You points on December 1, there hasn’t been any kind of loyalty program for us to link our bookings to, and two months without booking incentives is hard for us.
But it looks like the wait is over – Expedia is currently advertising a soft launch of its new rewards program, cleverly called Expedia rewards.
The deets are on the website here, but in a nutshell, you will earn one Expedia point for every $1 you spend on hotels, flights, packages and activities booked through Expedia. Cruises do not count, and car rentals only do so if they’re part of a package booked via the official “vacation packages” tab.
According to the T&Cs, there will also be opportunities to earn bonus points “from time to time”.