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.
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).
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?!