Accommodation & Lodging

Flex Offers

A huge listing of home owners and renters offering up their houses, apartments or spare rooms. These are regular people looking to make some extra cash by renting out extra rooms and are often much less expensive than a hotel. SPECIAL BONUS: Sign up through this link you’ll receive a free $25 credit to use on your first stay. That’s free cash right off the bat to cut down on your lodging costs.

With over 600,000 properties worldwide, presents a great option to find a place to stay. What sets them apart is the ability to search not just for hotel rooms, but hostels, cabins, apartments, villas and more. I like them because I can see a lot of different options and then decide from there. There are also no booking fees on any reservation, a nice benefit when you’re looking to save money.

Right now this is my #1 preference site to book a hotel. In addition to a great selection and usually wide range of prices, you earn 1 free hotel night for every 10 nights you stay. I’ll take 10% of my rooms for free, any day.

IHG PointBreaks

Every few months International Hotel Group offers their “PointBreaks” which are hotels around world offering limited time promo stays for only 5,000 points (normally 15,000 or 20,000 points). Solid options include the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, and Candlewood Suites. The criticism is that the promotional hotels are usually outside of large metro areas or in more out of the way places, but if you know how to manage this properly, you can get a tremendous value. I’ve used this most recently for a friend’s wedding and got an amazing deal.

Yonder Bound

A start-up marketed to help you make money by booking a hotel and then writing a review. It’s a hotel booking site like any other, but allows you to then write reviews of the place you stayed. If anyone sees your review and books that hotel because of it, you get paid a commission. SPECIAL BONUS: Sign up for a free account using this link and get an additional $10 in free credit to use toward your first booking.