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Hotels.com Rewards has launched an attractive ‘Double Stamps’ promotion.  This means that you will be getting back 20% of what you spend, ex-VAT, as credit towards a reward night in the future.

You need to book by Sunday 14th August and you need to book via the Hotels.com app. Desktop bookings do not count.

You have until 31st October to complete your stay.

Hotels.com double free night credits stamps app offer

How do I earn double Hotels.com Rewards stamps?

You need to make a booking through the Hotels.com UK app, and only the app, before midnight on Sunday 14th August using coupon code APPRWD28.

You can book for hotels globally and your stay must be completed by 31st October 2022.

Once your stay is over, you will receive two ‘stamps’ per night for your stay instead of the usual one stamp. Once you’ve collected ten stamps, you receive a voucher for a free night.  The value of the free night is average ex-taxes cost of the nights you stayed.

This promotion means you could earn a reward night after staying as few as five nights rather than the usual 10, which is pretty attractive.

There is no minimum stay, so you’ll even get double stamps on a one-night stay. 

There are a few things to note:

  • The offer is only available on stays until 31st October 2022
  • You’ll only get the double stamps on pre-paid bookings rather than ‘pay at the property’ stays
  • The double stamps are only available on one room per booking. If you are travelling with friends or family and need multiple rooms, each guest could book separately to earn double credits in their own account rather than you earning a single credit in your account.
  • There is a maximum of five bonus nights per booking. A 5-night stay will earn you 10 stamps, but a 10-night stay will only earn you 15 stamps (5 x 2 stamps plus 5 x 1 stamp).
  • You can only use the coupon once
Hotels.com double free night credits stamps app offer

Why do we like Hotels.com Rewards?

This is a good opportunity to remind you why we are fans of Hotels.com Rewards.

A lot of people end up, by choice or by default, splitting their stays across a number of different hotel chains and holiday rentals. They do a lot of nights, but never enough to build up status or a decent number of points.

For these people, Hotels.com Rewards is a better way to go.

Hotels.com will be familiar to most readers. It is a huge hotel and vacation rentals booking portal covering pretty much every corner of the planet.

You won’t find Hotels.com much cheaper than booking a hotel directly, although you can get special ‘member only’ deals at some hotels when you are logged in.  Silver and Gold members of Hotels.com Rewards receive VIP benefits at some hotels such as free breakfast, money off spa treatments and so on.

The majority of the properties on the site let you earn Hotels.com Rewards stamps.  There are 500,000 properties on the site, which is about 20 times more than all of the ‘big six’ hotel loyalty schemes combined.

Hotels.com Rewards (their home page is here) is an idiot-proof loyalty scheme:

  • You earn one stamp for every night you stay (two stamps under this offer!)
  • When you’ve earned 10 stamps, you get a reward night
  • The value of the reward night is the average ex-tax price you paid for those 10 nights
  • Your stamps don’t expire as long as you collect or redeem at least one night every 12 months

There aren’t any big catches when you redeem. There are no blackout dates and you can pick any property on Hotels.com that takes part in Hotels.com Rewards (i.e. most of them). You can pay the difference if you want to book a hotel which is more expensive than the value of your reward night voucher.  Note that you do have to pay the taxes and fees element in cash.

Hotels.com double stamps

There is a lot of upside here:

  • ALL of your stays (assuming the stay you are booking is in Hotels.com Rewards, and most are) will count towards reward nights
  • Your reward night can be used to book any room on Hotels.com. Most reward schemes restrict the ability to book club rooms, suites, family room etc. This is not a problem with Hotels.com Rewards.
  • Hotels.com is convenient – their huge portfolio means there’s no need to mess around with badly reviewed properties or out of the way hotels purely to find one in your favourite chain which earns points

It’s worth noting that Hotels.com 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.

If you are booking independent hotels, or hotels chains where you do not collect their points, Hotels.com will often make sense.

The last word ….

This is a very decent offer.

You are getting back 20% of the ex-tax price of your room in credit for a future free night.  You can’t complain about that.

You can view the promotion on the Hotels.com website here but you MUST book via the app. If you don’t see details in the top banner on the website for some reason, it will pop up when you open the app.


Hotel offers update – November 2022:

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

Want to buy hotel points?

  • Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points by 22nd November 2022. Click here to buy.
  • IHG One Rewards is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points by 29th December 2022. Click here to buy.
  • Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 25% discount when you buy points by 20th December 2022. Click here to buy.
  • World of Hyatt is offering a 25% bonus when you buy points by 28th November 2022. Click here to buy.

Comments (27)

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  • martin says:

    Am I missing something.
    It seems to me that whatever promo is running, double stamps etc, I’ll still earn the same rewards.
    If I spend 1k I over 10 nights I’ll get £100.
    If I achieve £500 over 5 nights I’ll get £50
    The only difference is I’ll get the rebate quicker, it’ll never be more than 10%.
    These always prezzie me, I’ll get my reward after 5 nights, wooppee, it’ll all be at the same percentage..
    Makes no difference at 5%, 10%, 25%, 50% spend, my reward will be 10% of total spend, I’ll just receive the monetary amount quicker at a lesser amount

    • H says:

      No – it is double the amount you receive

    • John says:

      The rebate is normally 9.09% of the ex-tax amount, with double stamps it becomes 18.18%.

    • wolf says:

      Let’s say you’re booking a 10 night stay, £100 per night. Total spend £1k.

      Without promo: receive 10 stamps @ £100 each. Gives you one free £100 reward night.

      With promo: receive 20 stamps @ £100 each. Gives you two free £100 reward nights.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Suffice to say Martin yes you are missing something

  • Algor says:

    I’d say have a coffee before posting 🙂

    ‘If I spend 1k I over 10 nights I’ll get £100.’
    £100 per night x 10 = 20 stamps and two £100 credits to use.

    ‘If I achieve £500 over 5 nights I’ll get £50’
    £100 per night x 5 = 10 stamps and £100 credit to use.

    To be fair it won’t be exactly £100, if we use UK VAT as an example it would be £83.33 so you would be getting 16.67% of your money back towards next stay.

  • John says:

    Small footnote : If you want to collect Avios on hotels.com spend (usually 4-12 per £1) you may need to opt-out of Rewards and click through from shopping.ba.com

    • Carlos says:

      Cant see any additional mention of the 12 avios per £1.
      Its in the website but not in the terms and conditions, only goes up to 6x

  • Gothbe says:

    Also remember hotels.com price guarantee https://uk.hotels.com/customer_care/pillar/price_guarantee.html

  • Gareth says:

    If I have a reward amount say £200 and I book a room at £100 do I loose that additional £100 value.
    On the other hand say I book 2 nights at same hotel would I get 2 nights without any additional charge.

    • Genghis says:

      Yes
      No – it’s £200 a night (ex tax amount)

    • H says:

      Yes – you have to book a more expensive hotel than the reward night – you cannot get 2 nights.

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      The reward night can only be used for one night. No exceptions.

      Use a £200 reward night towards a room costing £100 per night and it will only cover 1 of the nights. You’ve effectively lost half the value.

      Book multiple days you’d need to pay for day 2, 3 etc.

      If you use a £50 reward night on a £100 room, you won’t get a stamp for the additional £50 you’ve spent.

    • dougzz99 says:

      I think the simplest advice for using reward nights most effectively is to match the value of the hotel cost as closely as possible to the value of the reward night.

      • CamFlyer says:

        Mathematically, yes. But it is often more satisfying to use the voucher to get a better mix of qualify and price. E.g., if my budget is £100 per night, and I have a £150 voucher, I’m better off booking anything from £150-250, as my cash outlay is the same or less and I stay somewhere nicer. This flexibility is one of the great attributes of the program.

        • Rob says:

          The best value is probably when you really want a suite or club access somewhere – if you’re just after a standard room, you can use points in a normal hotel scheme.

          • Chrisasaurus says:

            Not if all your cash stays are done through hotels.com and you have therefore no points to use 😁

        • Doug M says:

          Except you’ve spent up to £100 for which you’re getting no return, nothing about that satisfies me. If you book enough you can use the nights optimally. Typically the value of your nights will be what you’d usually spend.

  • Jonathan says:

    Anyone know anything about the Hotels.com Visa card shown in a couple of pictures on the article at all ?

    The last time Rob mentioned anything about a UK credit card (that I can recall) was ‘no news yet, these things move slowly however’

    • Rob says:

      It’s a US pic. Not heard anything about a UK card recently.

      • Jonathan says:

        Ah right, I thought it must’ve been a card issued in another country, since there’s nothing for UK residents

  • Doc says:

    Does anyone believe the BA Hols Double Tier Points offer is likely to be extended? And a BA Holidays Sale? And finally ! – when the BA 50% Avios Bonus usually hits? Thanks.

    • Owain says:

      I can’t see why they would extend the double tier points offer – it was originally a mechanism to drive additional bookings without dropping the price at a time when demand was low. Right now BA don’t seem to have any problem getting as many passengers as they can handle, so no need to offer something like this. If they did offer a similar promotion again, I would expect it to be much more targeted at routes that were struggling.

  • Gingertravel says:

    Thanks very much for posting this article. I rebooked a 3 night booking I’d made direct with a (non chain) hotel, and not only now have six stamps, but hotels.com were offering 10% off as well!

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