ONE DAY ONLY: a free Rewards credit when you book today

(EDIT:  I have rewritten this article because I made a mistake in the original version.  You receive one free rewards credit per stay and not double credit for the entire stay.  Apologies.) has been running a ’12 days of Christmas’ promotion for the last week or so.  Today is the most interesting of the offers in my view.

When you make a booking at today via this link, you will receive a free extra credit in Rewards.  If you book one night, it will count as two nights towards the ten you need for a free night.  A stay of two nights will count as three etc.

Because the value of your free night is the average price paid for the 10 qualifying nights, you are effectively getting back 20% of your spending via this offer on a one night stay.

More importantly, if you are working your way towards a free night but are a little short, this offer could push you over the line quickly and release the ‘locked in’ value you have already built up.

You need to book today for stays by 31st January.  You should note that a lot of hotels, especially the major chains, are not participating – make sure you take a look a list on the promo website.

Hotels com logo bookings do not count for points or stay credit in the loyalty scheme of the chain where you are staying.  You may get your status benefits but it is down to the goodwill of the hotel.

A lot of people, however, swear by

If you don’t care about status benefits, it can make sense to book all of your hotels through them.  This is especially true if your travel patterns make it difficult to focus on one specific chain.  With, you won’t end up with a handful of worthless points in five or more different loyalty schemes – all of your stays are helping you earn free nights.

You are also free to stay where you want and choose the newest or most convenient hotel at your destination.  You never need to compromise because you are building up points with a chain which has no good hotels where you are.

The booking page for the ‘free Rewards night credits’ is here.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see  our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. Yes you can, I use both. 12% cash back plus about 9% in credit (taxes aren’t included when they work out the average night cost), or 18% today.

  2. 6 Flying Club points per £1 if click thru from the Shopsaway site too.

  3. Yes, but it never tracks for me so it’s a bit of a pain.

  4. You will get 20% back on this booking (assuming you book a 1-night stay) because you will get 2 credits, each worth 10% of whatever you spend.


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    Earn double Rewards credit today only