By: Abby Ruffier
With flights, hotels, car rentals, and even city tours all in one place, Priceline can save you time when booking your next vacation. And if you’re a Priceline VIP member, it can also save you some money. The Priceline Rewards program is free and easy to sign up for, and you’ll advance toward higher VIP tiers (and unlock more savings) with every trip you take. Read on for Groupon Coupons’ comprehensive guide to navigating the Priceline VIP rewards program, and be sure to check out our collection of Priceline coupons for more ways to save.
Priceline describes its VIP program as a ‘ridiculously easy rewards program,’ and they’re not lying. In fact, if you already have a Priceline account, you’re already enrolled! (If not, just sign up here to get started). And every time you complete a trip on Priceline you’ll begin moving up VIP rewards tiers to earn even more savings. Here’s what you can expect right off the bat as a VIP Member:
Keep in mind, if you belong to loyalty programs with other airlines and hotels, you may not simultaneously earn those points when you book with Priceline.
Put simply, the more you book, the better the perks. The tier structure automatically begins at a VIP Member level. As you move up the Rewards tiers—Priceline VIP Blue (2 completed trips), VIP Gold (5 completed trips or a Priceline Rewards Visa cardholder), and VIP Platinum (25 completed trips)—the upfront savings can jump from 10% to 50%, plus you’ll get priority access to premium customer service.
Once you sign up for a Priceline account, you are automatically enrolled as a VIP member. You’ll move up to VIP Blue membership after two completed trips. Every trip you complete gets you closer to the next VIP tier and even more travel benefits.
If your trip qualifies you to move up to the next tier, you'll see your VIP level change 24 hours after your completed trip. Whatever tier you are in at the end of the current calendar year will be the tier you begin the next calendar year in.
The Priceline Rewards Visa can be used wherever Visa is accepted and earns you 5x rewards points on eligible Priceline purchases and 1x rewards points on purchases anywhere else. There’s no annual fee for the first 15 months. Terms and conditions apply.
Your VIP Status carries over from year to year. For example, whatever tier you are in at the end of 2020 will be the tier you begin 2021 in. While all qualifying trips reset at the beginning of the new year, you are still able to graduate tiers in 2021 with any trips completed after January 1, 2021.
Any canceled bookings will not be counted towards your current VIP progress. Learn more about canceling your trip with Priceline.