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I’ll tell you about the new tools and how you can earn 10% cash back on your 1st stay!
Link: My Review of StayFaster
StayFaster lets you compare many different hotels in 1 place. The prices are the same you’ll find at the hotel and many other booking sites. When you find a place that works for you, your stay will be placed directly into the hotel’s reservation system.
So you’ll earn hotel points and get your elite status benefits like free breakfast and upgrades. And if your plans change, you get the same flexible cancellation rules as you would booking through the hotel.
Here’s a look at some of the updates on StayFaster:
1. Hotels in Canada and US Territories
You can now search for hotels in Canada and US territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands).
I hope they continue to add more hotels from around the world!
2. Traveler Reviews
Read reviews from other travelers to decide which hotel best fits your travel style.
3. Expert Reviews
Some hotels include reviews from blogs and other publications.
4. More Filter Options
In my review of StayFaster, I mentioned the site was lacking basic ways to filter your search by categories like price, star rating, and distance.
But the new filters have arrived.
I hope at some point they add the ability to sort by hotel chain. This will help folks who
want to earn points with certain hotels, earn bonus points for special promotions, or complete stays towards elite status.
5. Prices in Map View
When you search for hotels based on location in the map view, each pin now includes prices. So you can quickly compare without having to click further.
Earn 10% Cash Back on Your 1st Stay!
Sign-up for a free StayFaster account and enter promotional code “Million Mile Secrets”. Then make a reservation and enter the code again to earn 10% cash back on your 1st stay and 6% cash back on all other stays through January 31, 2016.
A check will be sent to the address on your account at the end of each quarter.
Note: You will NOT earn cash back on hotels that say “Not eligible for SAH promotions.”
Remember to pay with a card that earns bonus points at hotels, for even more savings. For example:
- AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest – 2 Starwood points per $1 spent at Starwood hotels
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on travel
- Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card – 10 Hilton points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels
- Citi ThankYou® Premier Card – 3 Citi ThankYou points per $1 spent on travel
- Citi Prestige® Card – 3 Citi ThankYou points per $1 spent on hotels (and airfare)
StayFaster has added
new features including hotels in Canada and US territories, reviews, and map pins with pricing.
And with StayFaster, you’ll get 10% cash back on your 1st stay and 6% cash back on all other stays at most hotels through January 31, 2016.
To earn the cash back, create a free account using promotional code “Million Mile Secrets” and enter the same code again when you make a reservation.
I would love to see StayFaster add international hotels and the ability to sort by hotel chain. That said, this is a great tool for booking paid hotel stays!
Have you tried StayFaster yet? Let us know about your experience!
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