Expedia has its own Best Rate Guarantee program that promises to match the lower rate and throw in a $50 hotel coupon.
I have covered the ins and outs of this program and the recent developments extensively here on LoyaltyLobby, as using this guarantee can save you quite a bit of money.
You can access Expedia’s web page for Best Rate Guarantee program here.
As recently as couple of months ago, it did take days to hear back from Expedia if you filed a claim. When I first was looking into it, the response time sometimes was merely minutes.
So, yesterday I decided to have a night at Glo hotel in Helsinki that is part of the Global Hotel Alliance. The price on Orbitz was close to $30 lower than on Expedia for the same room.
I booked the hotel on Expedia and applied to the total one previously issued Best Price Guarantee.
The Best Price Guarantee confirmation came within 3 hours.
Good that Expedia has again decided to process these Best Price Guarantee Claims within a reasonable time frame. The program does allow you to save quite a bit from hotels, as other US based sites often have lower prices available.