Online Travel Booking and Bidding Agencies - Expedia rewards vs Priceline rewards
Mar 4, 12, 2:53 pm
I travel a lot (2-4 segments a week) for business.
I just go to priceline and book my flights. Both expedia and priceline have reward programs, but I am not quite sure whose is better?
Any insight on which one to accumulate all the points would help.
Mar 4, 12, 5:55 pm
Why not use the Penfed Amex card and earn 5% cashback on the airfare instead? Or get the Priceline rewards visa which offers 2% on everything and higher returns on priceline purchases.
You can combine either of the above cards with Ebates for another 2% cashback on Priceline purchases.
Mar 5, 12, 5:45 am
Thanks for your response, Dr.
I use chase sapphire preferred visa to get 2 points + big crumbs to get $3.5 cashback per ticket. I will into AMEX - thanks!
But I also see that both Expedia and Priceline have some rewards program of their own, so I was wondering whether there are more benefits I may be able to get. Any idea?
Mar 5, 12, 7:37 am
Are you using priceline to bid on flights/hotel or using them as a straightforward travel agent?
If you're bidding then I'd stay with priceline since you can get fantastic deals there. If you're using them as a travel agent then I'd go with Expedia since their support and functionality is better imho.
Mar 7, 12, 9:31 am
AFAIK, you don't get Expedia points for purchasing airline tickets only. Flights must be bundled with hotel to get points.