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Last night I started to see posts about a hotel booking website called Travel Pony from several fellow BoardingArea bloggers (including here and here). I was a little too tired to pay attention to it at the time, and I generally don’t like booking my hotel reservations through a third party site anyway since I want to earn hotel points and elite status credits. However, when I saw yet another post by my friend Deals We Like this morning, I took a little harder look and it seemed like it was worth checking out. Some people are annoyed by multiple bloggers posting about the same thing, I view it as a gauge of how interesting the deal might be.
Save $85 On Upcoming Hotel Reservation:
Travel Pony requires you to join in order to make a booking (so it won’t work for Best Rate Guarantee matches with other hotel sites), but you can save some real money if you do join. First, you get $25 credit for joining right now, however if you are referred by someone then you get an additional $10 for $35 credit (my link). On top of that, if you use the code KATE50 you will save $50 off a $200 reservation. In my case, my reservation only topped $200 including taxes and before the discounts, and it still worked!
In my limited searches, the hotel rates offered by Travel Pony were indeed lower than I was easily finding elsewhere, and when you stack the $35 credit + the $50 off a $200 reservation it resulted in significant savings.
I have a one-night reservation at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport coming up and the rates there weren’t cheap. My one night reservation was still north of $250 all-in even after getting it lowered a couple times when the rates dropped. However, via this deal the room priced at $189 + $29 in taxes for a total of $218. That was some savings over what I had booked, but then on top of that I was able to use the KATE50 code to drop the rate to $168. Then I applied the $35 credit I got from signing up via a referral link, and my final total is $133! This is a refundable rate up to 72 hours before, so I can cancel if I end up needing to change my plans. Check the details of each reservation individually to see what the rules are.
I have read that this deal is valid until the end of February, but I wouldn’t wait if you are interested as you never know how these things will play out if they catch viral fire. Feel free to share your referral link in the comments and let me know what type of hotel deal you scored! Of course, always take the time to do your own price comparisons as no site will always be the cheapest. Remember after you join you can refer your friends and family, so share the “deal love” and potentially get a little referral credit for yourself in the process!