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Old Aug 24, 07, 10:00 am   #1
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3% Cash Back on Airline Tickets (via Priceline and FatWallet)

I usually book my airline tickets directly through airline websites to avoid booking fees, but earlier this week I ran into a situation where I could not get a fare on United.com (aka, .bomb) but could get it through other travel sites. I then remembered that Priceline is having a "Summer Flight Sale" where they are waiving the usual booking fees. Then of course you can go through FatWallet and get 3% cash back on Priceline purchases, so in effect you get 3% back on airline tickets. Given the lack of online booking bonuses from many airlines these days, I thought this was a pretty hot deal. Of course, for more expensive tickets, this is still probably a better deal than online booking bonusues.
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Old Aug 24, 07, 10:31 am   #2
 
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And if you don't want Priceline tickets, you can still (or could recently) get 2.4% cash back through fatwallet using Expedia, and smaller amounts using Travelocity or Orbitz. Works for cars and hotels as well as airlines.

And 3% for Hotwire, too.
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Old Aug 25, 07, 4:28 pm   #3
 
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Or get $2 per ticket on united.com through ebates.
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Old Aug 25, 07, 11:17 pm   #4
 
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By all means try this, but I found it didn't work for me earlier because Priceline was offering a much more limited selection of flights than expedia or united.com.
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Old Aug 26, 07, 1:20 am   #5
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I usually book my airline tickets directly through airline websites to avoid booking fees, but earlier this week I ran into a situation where I could not get a fare on United.com (aka, .bomb) but could get it through other travel sites. I then remembered that Priceline is having a "Summer Flight Sale" where they are waiving the usual booking fees. Then of course you can go through FatWallet and get 3% cash back on Priceline purchases, so in effect you get 3% back on airline tickets. Given the lack of online booking bonuses from many airlines these days, I thought this was a pretty hot deal. Of course, for more expensive tickets, this is still probably a better deal than online booking bonusues.
I hope it works out for you. I normally book on aa.com, but the discount economy bonus is down to 500 miles. I thought I would try PL since shopathome was offering it as a special site and were giving triple their normal 3 percent rebate. I am still waiting.......
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Old Oct 17, 07, 3:23 pm   #6
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I hope it works out for you. I normally book on aa.com, but the discount economy bonus is down to 500 miles. I thought I would try PL since shopathome was offering it as a special site and were giving triple their normal 3 percent rebate. I am still waiting.......
An update:

Shopathome says I am not entitled to any rebate.
Note.. They changed the restrictions and then claim they didn't

From today's webpage
http://discounts.shopathome.com/Coup...ounts?CatId=93

"Rebate Restrictions: Cash back rebates available on Name Your Own Price Airfares (available after travel completed), "

Note that it ends with a comma

From Oct 1 (as cached by google)


http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:...lnk&cd=1&gl=us

"Rebate Restrictions: Cash back rebates available on Name Your Own Price Airfare, Name Your Own Price Hotels, Name Your Own Price Rental Cars, Retail Airfare, Retail Hotels (available after travel completed), Retail Rental Cars (available after travel completed), Retail Vacation Packages, Retail Cruises. "
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