UPDATE: Expedia Best Rate Guarantee Response Time Improving

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Expedia has its own Best Rate Guarantee program that promises to match the lower rate and throw in a $50 hotel coupon.

Expedia Best Price Guarantee Response Time Update

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.

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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.

Expedia Price Match Update Orbitz Price

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.

Expedia Price Match Update Expedia Price

I booked the hotel on Expedia and applied to the total one previously issued Best Price Guarantee.

Expedia Best Price Guarantee Reply

The Best Price Guarantee confirmation came within 3 hours.

Conclusion

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.

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