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How to Use Expedia Rewards to Save on Travel 

By: Mary Elizabeth Hammond

Expedia Rewards loyalty programExpedia is a go-to for affordable travel, but if you’re not signed up for Expedia Rewards, you’re missing out on some free savings. The loyalty program, which is free to sign up for, earns you points on every booking that you can use toward your next vacation. On average, Expedia Rewards Members save $35 per booking with their points. Groupon Coupons has everything you need to know about this program and how you can use it to your advantage. Our first tip: combine your savings with our collection of Expedia coupons

How Expedia Rewards Works

Expedia Rewards is a three-tiered loyalty program that earns you rewards points for every dollar you spend on Expedia. You can earn points by booking hotels, rental cars, flights, things to do, and travel packages. 

  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent.
  • Every 140 points equal $1 you can use toward your next booking

Expedia Rewards Membership Tiers

When you first join Expedia Rewards, you’ll start at the Blue level. You’ll graduate to the Silver and Gold levels by hitting a minimum spend or number of completed stays. Here’s how it works:

Blue Membership 

  • You can take advantage of benefits rights away
  • Save 10% or more on select hotels
  • Earn points towards rewards
  • Get the Expedia Hotel Price Guarantee (aka, if you find a lower price, they will price match it up until the midnight before your stay)

Silver Membership

  • All the benefits of a Blue Membership
  • Qualify after staying 7 nights in a hotel or spending $5,000 in a year
  • Enjoy perks like free breakfast and spa credits at VIP Access hotels
  • Earn 10% more points towards rewards 

Gold Membership

  • All the benefits of Blue and Silver Memberships
  • Qualify after staying 15 nights in a hotel or spending $10,000 in a year
  • Enjoy free room upgrades at VIP access hotels (when available)
  • Earn 30% more points when you book 

Get more points: Download the Expedia App and get double the points when you book in the app. You’ll also earn triple points on VIP Access stays!

How to use your Expedia Reward Points

When checking out, look for “Use My Points” under payment options. Your points should become available for you to use 30–90 days after you complete your trip. Points need to be used within 18 months.  

Expedia Credit Cards Rewards

Expedia Credit Card Rewards

Signing up for Expedia Credit Cards can also help you rack up reward travel points. Expedia offers two types of cards—the Expedia Rewards Voyager Card from Citi and Expedia Rewards Card from Citi.

With the Expedia Rewards Voyager Card from Citi you get:

  • 25,000 Expedia Rewards bonus points (worth $175) after spending $2,000 in qualifying purchases within 3 months of opening your account
  • 4x rewards points on Expedia purchases
  • 2x rewards points on dining at restaurants and on entertainment
  • 1x rewards points on all other purchases
  • 5,000 bonus points on your anniversary (if you spend $10,000 in the prior year with your card)

With the Expedia Rewards Card from Citi you get:

  • 15,000 Expedia Rewards bonus points (worth $105) after spending $1,000 in qualifying purchases within 3 months of opening your account
  • 3x rewards points on Expedia purchases
  • 1x rewards points on all other purchases

Check out our breakdown of the Expedia Credit Cards for more info. 


Looking for more ways to save? Our Expedia Savings Guide helps you get the biggest bang for your buck on your next trip.