Get $85 off a Hotel Reservation + Better Prices


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UPDATE: The $50 off promotion code has expired. However, ythrough the end of March you can get 10% off a hotel reservation by using promotion code PONYPOINTS10.

A relatively brand new hotel booking website TravelPony.com has a great promotion right now where you’ll receive $35 credit just for signing up as a new member and $50 off your reservation of $200+. This means you can get a total of $85 off your first reservation. Not only that, the pricing seems to be very competitive and many times less than the best available rate by booking with the hotel directly.

For example, I checked out a few hotels in Orlando and found the Hilton Orlando to be pricing out at $114/night on the Travel Pony website ($101 + $13 in taxes). On the Hilton site directly the cheapest price I could find was $123/night which is the AAA price.

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On the Travel Pony website this particular hotel was listed as #27 in regards to the best savings. The #1 hotel was listed as giving a savings of over 30%! These savings are also not taking in the $85 discount.

So for the hotel reservation shown above, these two nights at the Hilton will actually end up costing $143 for the two nights. Of course this particular hotel as a resort fee so you’ll have to pay that at the hotel regardless of who you make the reservation through. By booking through this site you will actually be paying 41% less than the best rate through Hilton directly (and that is assuming you qualify for the AAA rate).

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So how do I get the $85 discount?

  • First you need to sign up for a new account. All new accounts immediately get $25 credit applied, however, if you sign up through a referral link you’ll get a bonus $10 credit. Feel free to leave your referral link in the comments section.
  • Search for your hotel and on the checkout page enter the discount code “kate50”. This will give you $50 off your reservation of $200+. This discount code currently is set to expire February 28, 2014.

Will I get points for my stay? Since this is a third party reservation site, it is not guaranteed that you will get the points. Some hotels will put it through while others will not.

Are these hotel reservations pre-paid rates where I cannot cancel? You will have to look at the cancellation terms for the hotel you are looking to book, but they seem to be in par with the cancellation policy if you were to book through the hotel itself. For example, the Hilton in Orlando that I was looking at allows you to cancel 120 hours in advance.

Has anyone found any great rates?!

Thanks to bloggers Just Another Points Traveler and Points & Pixie Dust for sharing this promotion!

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Plat4Life
Plat4Life
7 years ago

Just got a good rate in St Pete during Spring Break! Thanks! If you need a referral link, try http://www.travelpony.com/?rc=p73y

Jen
Jen
7 years ago

Wow! I was literally searching multiple hotel sites for a July stay as this email came in. Thank you so much! This will save me some money.

If anyone would like to use my referral link, it’s much appreciated! http://www.travelpony.com/?rc=f3mm

Toby
Toby
7 years ago

Hi guys, here’s my referral link if you want to use it

http://www.travelpony.com/?rc=gczr

Robert
Robert
7 years ago

thanks for posting.

if anyone would like to use my referral link.

http://www.travelpony.com/?rc=ckx5

John*
John*
7 years ago

Be careful! Not all rates are less compared to booking with the hotel directly! Just searched Hyatt Regency San Fran: Travel Pony: $172 per night, Hyatt: $159… buyer beware…

dealswelike
dealswelike
7 years ago
Reply to  John*

@John – I absolutely recommend comparing the price directly from the hotels website as well.

kristian
kristian
7 years ago

Thx Toby. Here is mine. Cheers!

http://www.travelpony.com/?rc=ytsx

jdf
jdf
7 years ago

Looks like the 50$ off doesn’t apply to all reservations over 200$ ? I checked when both the total was over 200$ and the nightly rate was over 200$ and nothing seemed to get that discount to show 🙁 Is there a promo code for that? Thanks! My referral code is: http://www.travelpony.com/?rc=t5zs
I know I used one of the ones from the comments here 😀 Thanks for the post!

jdf
jdf
7 years ago

whoops.. I am a mess.. I see the promo code now… its too early 😀

dealswelike
dealswelike
7 years ago
Reply to  jdf

@jdf – haha, i hear ya! enjoy!

Cogswell
Cogswell
7 years ago

I would be careful with sites like these – they are rarely a good deal. You can’t just compare the price on their site vs the rack rate (or even AAA rate) on the hotel site. 1. You probably won’t earn points for the stay. Yes this is mentioned in the post but what is the value of this – that seems to be ignored? 2. You probably won’t earn credits towards hotel status. 3. Chains always having promos like earning double points or staying 2 nights and getting 3rd free. You won’t be eligible for these. 4. Booking with… Read more »

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Andy
Andy
7 years ago

even if i may not earn hotel points, i expect travelpony.com should give us something? what do i get? e.g., rocketmiles gives me miles when i book stays at its site.

dealswelike
dealswelike
7 years ago
Reply to  Andy

@andy – travelpony is looking to give you a better price, that’s what you are getting (although do your due diligence to ensure it’s the best price available)

andrew
andrew
7 years ago

Thanks! Worked great on a Vegas stay. Here is my link if anyone wants to use it. http://www.travelpony.com/?rc=dezd

Ron S
Ron S
7 years ago

Nice option, though the only thing is, there are lousy rooms at nearly every hotel- ground floor, next to the ice machine, overlooking the dumpster or parking lot. That’s likely where many will end up- as they do when they buy through priceeline.

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