Airbnb is a great alternative to hotels. If you have never used them before, now it’s a good time to sign up, especially if you plan any expensive stays. You can save up to $400 on your first home booking, plus get $15 for activities. Here’s how it works:
So you can save a total of $415. Coupons expire one year from date of sign up.
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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 usual signup bonus is $40 off your first stay. That works out better for cheaper stays. But if you have an expensive stay in mind, this 15% discount is a much better deal. There’s also bonuses for those planning to host. You can get $250, or 30,000 Avios.
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.