expired Spend $200 USD (~$257 AUD), Get $40 USD (~$51 AUD) Back @ Booking.com

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Spend $200 USD (~$257 AUD), Get $40 USD (~$51 AUD) Back @ Booking.comAffiliate

Just like this deal, another round of cashback (directly to your card) at Booking.com. I'll just copy mostly from the past deal. I successfully used all 3 cashbacks + 1 referral for my recent trip. Additionally, once you get to 5 bookings, you'll get 10% off hotels (.genius) which can be useful in the future. My 4 bookings were with my Citibank Visa and 1 on wife's account was with the Citibank Mastercard. Visa takes a week or so, Mastercard is a bit longer (so far 2 weeks). AmEx is not accepted.


Process

(1) Click the link, ensure you see this banner at the bottom of the screen.
(2) Find the hotel you want to book and add it to your cart.
(3) In Step 2 'Enter your details' you'll see a greenbox to confirm the cashback amount applies OR it will tell you how much more you need to spend. Successful or Need to spend more. So you'll know if you haven't met the spend and don't need to worry too much about working it out.
(4) Make your booking once you see the cashback has applied above.
(5) You might get some prompt to do this or you may already have a credit card on file (however you may need to select it to receive the cashback). If you haven't been prompted then go to settings > credit card > add a card > enter your credit card details > click 'Use this card for my cash rewards'. The cashback will then be paid to card after you complete your stay.


Confirming the cashback after booking: Login to your account and click 'bookings' > 'View your bookings'. Scroll down slightly and you should see a banner like this.

Before your stay: A day or two before you will receive emails about your cashback most likely, eg "We hope you have an awesome trip! After your stay, you'll get an email about your US$40 reward from Booking.com. The reward is paid to your preferred credit card and sent shortly after that."

After your stay: If you don't add a credit card as per step 5, you'll get something like this after your booking: "Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your trip! Now that you've stayed, it's time to cash in on the reward we promised. Note: We can put your rewards money faster on Visa cards due to recent changes in Mastercard regulations. Although not all Mastercard credit/debit cards are affected, at this time we cannot guarantee that your rewards money will be paid on Mastercard."

Keep in mind: This deal is great for short stays/smaller spends. However for longer/larger booking you may be better off with a % back or similar deal elsewhere. OzBargain Hotels page.

  • Yes, you can pay cash at the hotel and still receive the cashback. Comment and here.

  • No, you can't use Cashrewards/Pricepal/TopCashback whatever. I've tried.

  • Note, there is usually a max of 3 cashbacks claimed per year as per the T&Cs. So if you have used 3 in previous campaigns you may need to get your partner/family to sign up with an account.

via Deal Labs

Referral Links

Referral:  neil or random (305)

Referrer and referee get AUD $15-$32 after a booking which is at least twice the value of the referral bonus.

closed Comments

  • +1 vote

    my recent trip

    Where did you go?

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    Don't forget Cashrewards for another 4% rebate.

    • +3 votes

      No, won't work but feel free to try. I tried 5 times with no success (click on special link then CR, click on CR then special link, neither worked).

  • +1 vote

    do not use booking.com it's f**king cancer

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      It's usually more expensive than some other sites but decent if you can get cash back.

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      No worse than Wotif/Expedia from my experience.

    • +4 votes

      i booked 3 nights for a hotel in china with this company last year. got to the hotel at 11pm to check in and there was no such booking. i believe the company is based in the united states and i was not able to contact them during my stay in china. apparently the hotel and booking.com broke ties with each other at some stage but booking.com was still making bookings. when i got back to Australia i emailed them the problem and they refunded. before the i got refund i assumed it was a scam website, how ever they are a legit site. i would call the hotel up to confirm your booking before arriving if you're going to book with this company.

      • +2 votes

        Actually, it is not just booking.com. This can happen with others as well. Once, I had a booking with Agoda and when I reached the hotel, they could not find the booking. So your advice, to call up hotel to confirm, is a sound one, whoever you book with.

        • +1 vote

          agoda i believe are actually owned by bookings.com these days.
          still tends to be the cheapest for asia stays.

      • +1 vote

        the company is based in the netherlands and are a very legit company.
        I have booked many times with them and i have never had any problems.
        it happens to all booking sites, reservations do get lost.

        • +1 vote

          reservations do get lost which is fair enough, but it's a bit concerning when the hotel doesn't even know who the booking company is.

    • +3 votes

      OP here to follow up. Double booked me and they basically found out a day before cause I called up and they said my name wasn't on the system. Proceeded with hours of calls till midnight and all they could offer me was $270. I had a $400 place booked in melbourne CBD. Long story short $670 couldnt get me anything close to what I originally booked and I had to pay $955 for something remotely similar in the cbd. It took me ages to contact them every time and they do not have an office in oz.

      also funny side note they suggested a reallocation to rowville and also northside which was 40 mins away from cbd. The company is a complete joke

      • +1 vote

        Thanks for the warning I think I adverted a disaster, I felt uneasy about an upcoming booking in London and checked w the hotel and sure enough no booking. I suspect what happened to you would have happened to me on a cold wintry night in London where prices are always high anyway if I had not double checked now. Thanks for the warning!!

        • +1 vote

          good thing you did. I was promised the reimbursement of $270 and a fortnight later I called up and asked about it, they asked if I attached the receipt which I did fortnight ago as instructed, and this was the first thing she said : "hmm i've never seen this kind of receipt" I was like what the f##K its a receipt sent by Booking com itself LOL. After a couple minutes hold she replied yep i'll get that sorted. I was like what the actual f##k you told me the same thing 2 weeks ago. A day later there was a reimbursement email from support booking com and finally i was able to give my cred card details for them to put through the transaction. I cannot stress how ridiculous this company is haha.

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          @jimaiwr: I actually booked a hotel for my parents in Japan years ago without a hitch, I guess it pays to just double check on all these third party websites or even the hotel directly sometimes bookings go 'missing'

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    Used this cashback last time and still waiting. Probably wont get a cashback as i got one of those Mastercard debit cards. …excuses for them in my opinion

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    thanks for the informative write up :)

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    Thanks Neil. Glad another deal came back, so soon after expiry of the last. Thought I had paid the price for procrastination on booking, when the last deal expired.

  • +2 votes

    err…whatever hotel you book, check hotelscombined for best price.

    I was all giddy with joy about getting $40 cash back as i needed to book some hotels for upcoming trip. Got the price on booking.com but found a better price on hotelscombined.

    So meh.

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    If booking.com was competitive then waiting for a possible rebate is worthwhile.
    Also I would like to highlight Re:"max of 3 cashbacks claimed per year" This includes referral rebates that you may have automatically received through the OZB referrals system.

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    "Use this card for my cash rewards" is greyed out (Amex) any ideas?

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      Doesn't work for American Express. Mastercard and Visa only. I'll add that to the description.

      T&Cs:

      To obtain the reward as a credit to their credit card, the Participant has, within a reasonable time after the stay, either created a user account and saved a valid credit card in the account settings or provided a valid credit card on the provided digital form. American Express is not currently an accepted credit card.

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        Thanks, do you know if you can pay with Amex and refund to Visa/Master?

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          Not sure. Booking.com charges in the currency of the hotel so if its overseas then you'll be paying AmEx exchange rates which is usually their rate + 3%. MC/Visa are usually lower or no fee & market rate if it is the Citibank Plus/28 Degrees.

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          I'm pretty sure the rebate comes through on the card that was used to make the booking.

        • +1 vote

          @piggyfund: Actually, in the credit card section, you can put in a number of cards, and designate whichever as the card to receive refunds.

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          @bluesky:
          I made multiple non refundable bookings with different accounts, all using my Amex card, please tell me this works πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

          I shall give booking.com a call…

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          @b0b0: The only cards for refund are Visa or Mastercard, according to the booking.com personnel I spoke with - see my previous comment. So, I would suggest you enter a Visa/Mastercard in the credit card section, and designate that as the card to receive refunds.

          If during your bookings cashback has been promised, I am inclined to think that the cashback will stand. It simply means the refund has to go to another card - a Visa or Mastercard.

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          @bluesky:
          Thank you very much for confirming !

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          @bluesky: I made a booking and received an email from booking.com asking me to update my credit card, so I did so with a Mastercard. one week after returning from holiday, no cashback. So I rang them up and after 30 mins on phone, they suggested I update with a Visa, they said a Visa debit card is acceptable. now another week has passed and still no cashback! Not happy!

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          @oldrocker: Sorry to hear - for some it is very smooth, for others, need multiple followups. I assume the email is the one after stay prompting for credit card? Keep contacting them, best of luck. Wonder if it is because Visa debit is not acceptable for refund, and the person told you wrong. T&C does refer only to credit card. (BTW did you also initially book with Amex? As my comment above, I am inclined to think if cashback was promised at booking, they will stand by it. But if I am wrong, good for everyone to know. Even so, I would ask for an exception).

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          @piggyfund: So it means we can pay with different cards at the hotel which charge lower fees?

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    What is the best referral link you guys have found so far? I have found a $40 nzd

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      Anyone? Does no one believe me or what? Why is everyone ignoring this post also in the last thread.

  • +2 votes

    not good no + from me You have to spend $257 to get $51 back last deal only needed to spend about $100 to get back $51.

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    True, but that's not Neil's fault.

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    Did not work for me, still chasing them to get anything back from last one.

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    How do you get the referral plus this offer?

  • +4 votes

    I looked all over the web and found a new link:

    Spend US$80 (~AU$100) & get US$40 (~AU$50) Better to use this. I've update the previous deal.

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    And I didn't see this deal last night…. I booked a hotel and it's now sold out… guess I can't really cancel and rebook just in case I can't book it back? ***big sigh****

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    Anyone going to Singapore should use this. Flights around$200atm. Deal is showing as expired for some reason

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    Not sure if it has been asked before, is the "spend USD 200" amount inc tax or ex tax? TQ

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      See instructions:

      (3) In Step 2 'Enter your details' you'll see a greenbox to confirm the cashback amount applies OR it will tell you how much more you need to spend. Successful or Need to spend more. So you'll know if you haven't met the spend and don't need to worry too much about working it out.

      It will tell you if you've spent enough or not.

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        Thanks Neil! got it :) my booking was USD 83 inc Tax and could see that it is " successful". I used the other link instead.

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    Hi OP, you mentioned that Amex doesn’t work. Do you mean the cashback will not be returned to the Amex card I used for booking? I made multiple non refundable bookings with different accounts - please tell me this works πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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      saw relevant comments above. Please ignore this

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        Remove any AmEx cards in your settings and try adding a Mastercard or Visa. Guess you'll know if it works after your stay.

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    Is this offer for any booking (in any locations) as long as it's over the value of USD 80?

    Also, can i use AMEX to book and select a master/visa for the cashback?

    thx

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      Is this offer for any booking (in any locations) as long as it's over the value of USD 80?

      Yes.

      Also, can i use AMEX to book and select a master/visa for the cashback?

      Per the T&C's No. However, you you can book via AmEx and change the card to receive cashback on MC/Visa. Whether that will work has yet to be confirmed. See comments in this thread above.

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    how do I know it's a different campaign?

  • +2 votes

    Just to let others know that the cashback for a stay in September just came through for me. ~$50 AUD

    They were pretty good about sending emails throughout the process saying it has been tracked and then telling me when they had approved the payment. It was nice because my original card that was on the account had expired and so it gave me a chance to chance the cashback card.

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    Just check with the hotel they got the booking. They have no record of my booking and are now booked out. Going through cancellation process now w Booking.com

    • +2 votes

      This is really frustrating. At least, the good news is you found out before you go, I once found out (that was Agoda) when I reached the hotel. Hope you get this sorted without too much pain.

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    Participants may only receive Incentive Bonuses from a maximum of 3 different campaigns per year

    Does anyone know if the per year here is based on calendar year - which resets on Jan 1?

    • Just in case it is the number of cashback bookings per last 12 months.
    • Also, is it based on date of booking (most likely) or when cashback is given?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi,
    I have a question about credit cards whether anyone had a similar experience.

    I booked the hotel using my primary credit card (CBA) card.

    I like to know whether I can use different cards: example 28 deg or Citibank card since they will charge better fees for overseas trip.

    Thanks.

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      If you mean does it matter if you use a different card when paying at hotel, of course you can; as long as the hotel accepts it. You can also have multiple cards in you booking.com account, and nominate the card (has to be Visa/MC) you want cashback to go to.

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    Hi Op, I used your link to book 2 nights at 2 separate places in 2 separate transactions. I received cashback for 1 booking. for the 2nd booking, Booking.com advised that they wouldn't give 2 cashbacks and because they have already given a cashback for the 1st booking, the 2nd booking didn't attract another cashback. I was under the impression that I could get more than 1 cashbacks if i made separate bookings using the nominated link and same card/account. ANyone else 2 cashbacks for the same card/account but separate bookings?

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      Yes, that's right.

      Booking.com will only recognize one Eligible Reservation per Participant per campaign to count for an Incentive Bonus. Participants may only receive Incentive Bonuses from a maximum of 3 different campaigns per year, including Refer-a-Friend campaigns.

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