Expedia has had an excellent Best Price Guarantee program that promises to match the lower third party price (even their own sites) and throw in a $50 Best Price Guarantee coupon.
I have taken advantage of this guarantee number of times and most recently wrote about it last week (read more here). Expedia has now devalued the coupon value.
You can access Expedia’s Best Price Guarantee here.
The $50 Best Price Guarantee coupon didn’t used to have a minimum purchase requirement. Expedia changed this to $100 back in 2014 (read more here) and to $200 last week:
Price Guarantee for Hotels. For hotels, we go even further! If you find a lower rate on Expedia.com or on another U.S.-based website up to 11:59 pm Pacific time 2 days before your scheduled check-in date of your booking with Expedia.com, we will credit or refund to you the difference in price. In addition, we will give you a fifty dollar ($50.00 US) coupon good on a future booking of an Expedia Rate hotel or air plus hotel package on Expedia.com with a $200 US minimum value before taxes and fees. This Price Guarantee for Hotels is subject to the terms and conditions listed below.
I checked and my current BPG unused coupons are still good for $50 off $100. Not sure how they are going to handle claims that were approved before this change but don’t have the coupon issued until after the travel has been completed.
Travelocity (basically just a skin of Expedia) still offers $50 off $100 coupons for these best price guarantees. Another two Expedia owned companies (Orbitz and Cheaptickets) just issues a $50 award to your reward balance that can be used as any other Cheapcash or Orbucks.
It is kinda crazy that they keep offering these $50 coupons when the price difference between their own skins/sites is just 1 cent. I will have another example of the Cheaptickets or Orbitz best price guarantee next week.