Ever feel overwhelmed by making travel plans and sticking to a budget?
I’m totally with you, friend.
After five years of traveling internationally for my previous job, I realized there’s always unexpected costs with travel. Maybe you haven’t traveled yet or traveled extensively and you are wanting to travel more. There has been plenty of times when I have felt overwhelmed with all the details and logistics of traveling.
But overall, the mixture of planning trips, finding ways to save money and experiencing the thrills of traveling to new places gives me so much energy.
Buuuut….we all know it can get pretty pricey to travel. It’s important to make smart purchases–and ones that will help us save money.
I wanted to share with you one of my go-to apps for saving money when I begin to plan and book travel. With spring and summer just around the corner, now is the time to start looking at the deals.
Booking travel and staying on budget are easy when you start with Ibotta. Let me tell you how!
5 Ways to Save on Travel with Ibotta
Ibotta is a mobile coupon and cash back app for your smartphone. Through Ibotta, you can earn cash back on every day purchases. Using Ibotta is an easy way to put some money back in your pocket with purchases you already planned to make.
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Through travel partnerships, Ibotta has an incredible offers which allow you to receive flexed up cash back. There are hundreds of offers to choose from different retailers, restaurants and more!
Here are five travel deals available now through Ibotta:
1. Choice Hotels – 7% cash back
Choice Hotels helps you find great rooms at a great price. With over 6,500 hotels in 40 countries, you will find a wide variety of hotel options. Choice Hotels guarantees the lowest priced room. If you find a location with a lower internet price, Choice Hotels will give you a $50 credit (see their website for more information). Finding the best price plus cash back on your booking sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.
Here are a few of the Choice Hotel brands:
- Comfort Inn
- Comfort Suites
- Sleep Inn
- Quality Inn
- Clarion Hotels
- MainStay Suites
- Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
- Rodeway Inn
- Ascend Hotel Collection
2. Extended Stay America – 9% cash back
Extended Stay America is for self-sufficient guest who need a place and a price that fits with their budget. Whether you’re traveling extensively or on a short trip, you’ll find spacious suites with a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, on-site laundry and more.
Extended Stay America is great for:
- Employees on extended work trips or temporary assignments
- Friends or relatives visiting for an extensive visit or stay
- Individual or families in between homes or during home remodeling
- People in life transition (divorce, retirement, military)
3. HotelStorm – 15% cash back
HotelStorm partners with hundreds of groups worldwide to provide you with exclusive discounts. Whether you’re taking a business trip or planning a family vacation, check out HotelStorm’s website for discounts you won’t want to miss. You have the option to filter out your search by areas or regions within a city, sort by price or recommendation, and more!
4. eBags – 12% cash back
Luggage and travel bags get expensive. If you are looking for quality suitcases, duffle bags or travel luggage and you don’t want to break the bank before your next trip, eBags is the answer you need. eBags is one of the world’s leading online stores for travel gear and bags. They provide measures for carry-on and under-the-seat luggage as well as thousands of reviews for their products.
I have personally purchased a travel purse, three suitcases, a backpack and multiple packing cubes through eBags. Every purchase was delivered in a timely manner and has been my luggage of choice for the past few years.
In addition to earning cash back through Ibotta, eBags often has coupons and additional discounts. Plus, if you join their rewards program, you’ll earn a credit on your account with each purchase. The savings don’t get much better than this!
5. Hotels.com – 6% cash back
Hotels.com has you covered from quaint bed-and-breakfast locations to all-inclusive resorts. They are passionate about finding great hotel discounts and creating a memorable travel experience. You can sign up for their digital rewards program and earn a free night’s stay at thousands of properties worldwide. Reward members can also get instant savings with secret pricing through the mobile app.
Top countries for Hotel.com travelers:
- United States of America
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Earning cash back when traveling is easy when you shop with partners like Choice Hotels and more! I’m telling you, Ibotta makes this new year so much easier when it comes to saving money while making travel plans!
Here is how Ibotta works:
- Download their free mobile app and create an account
- Add select product by completing simple tasks or use the mobile in-app feature to activate offers
- Track your earnings in the app
- Cash out via PayPal or select gift cards once you’ve reached $20
It’s never too early to book your spring or summer getaway and from 1/15 – 1/21 you can earn increased cash back from participating travel partners. Get the app to learn more and get started today!