Airbnb is a great alternative to hotels. If you don’t have an account, you can now get an Airbnb signup bonus of up to $55 toward your first trip when you complete a qualifying reservation. The bonus comes in two parts:
- $40 off a home booking of $75 or more and
- $15 toward an experience of $50 or more.
Coupons expire one year from date of sign up.
Airbnb is a great alternative to hotel chains. They offer unique accommodations from local hosts in 191+ countries, so you’ most likely be able to find a place anywhere. Prices will be usually 25-30% cheaper than hotels (if you’re paying cash) and you’ll get to stay in a home, instead of a hotel. It might not offer all the luxuries of an hotel, but for lots of people it creates a better vacation experience, instead of just another hotel. If you get a place with a kitchen you can also save tons of money by eating in and having real meals. I use Airbnb often, and sometimes you’re able to stay in old parts of towns where big chains are not available. I’ve used Airbnb in France, Greece, Italy, Albania and other places.
The $40 Airbnb signup bonus has been around for a while, but now you also get $15 toward an experience of $50 or more. This is as good as it gets for an Airbnb signup bonus. They also have promotions from time to time and also savings through Amex Offers and Chase Offers.