Update: Looks like the minimum to get the 40% off is now $750 pre-discount.
I’m not going to say much about this deal because A) it is self explanatory and B) it is just so amazing it is ridiculous. It is 40% off hotel bookings for USAA members. I was told about this deal yesterday, but asked not to share, so I kept my promise. However, now it is on Frugal Travel Guy and SlickDeals, so have at it (and the helpful person who told me about it agrees).
One thing that has changed from last night is that the minimum booking amount is now $500 per booking to get 40% off. Remember that booking via third party sites like this usually disqualifies you from earning points/elite stay credits with hotel chains. That didn’t stop be from picking up a few bookings at non-chain hotels, and even one at a chain hotel because I liked the 40% savings!
1. Head to http://www.explorecruisetravel.com/
2. Log-in with your USAA log-in info
3. Enter the discount code “USAA1″ on the check-out page about 1/2 way down the page.
All of the reservations I made were pre-paid, but fully refundable until just before the trip. I think this is supposed to last until 1/19, but don’t count on it now that it is reaching more and more folks. I love my USAA membership! Let me know if you score some deals – happy hunting!
Update: Prices for hotels via this site seem to be on the rise (presumably as more folks are taking advantage), so be sure to price shop.