After airfare, accommodation costs are probably one of the highest expenses you’ll incur when traveling (with the possible exception of food, if you’re like Mrs. Selfish and I!). For stays over 5 days we like to rent apartments, but for fast travel we usually stay at a hotel.
For our trip to Ireland, however, Mrs. Selfish and I planned on driving through 6 cities in 7 nights. This entailed staying at 6 different hotels – a booking feat which I used to loathe, but now enjoy. Why? Because of Expedia’s Best Guarantee.
What is the Best Rate Guarantee?
Expedia claims to have the lowest price for all hotel rentals and flights everywhere and even go so far as to back it up with a Best Rate Guarantee:
“We’re so confident you’ll find the best price for your trip on Expedia that we guarantee it. Find a cheaper identical trip within 24 hours of booking and we’ll refund the difference–and give you an Expedia travel coupon worth $50.”
That’s right, in the event that you manage to find a cheaper rate, not only will they match the price, but they’ll give you a $50 coupon for your next Expedia purchase! This seems ripe for exploitation…