Posted by William Charles on November 25, 2018
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Published on November 25th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Walmart: Buy $50 Hotels.com Giftcard & Get $15 Bonus Digital Card (~23% Discount)

The Offer

  • Walmart is offering a $15 bonus digital card with the purchase of a $50 Hotels.com gift card

The Fine Print

  • Offer expires on January 1st, 2019
  • Bonus card must be claimed by March 31st, 2019
  • To claim the $15 digital gift card, go to bonuscardrewards.com/US1018HC and enter promo ID US1018HC

Our Verdict

Update: Looks like the bonus card is just a regular gift card.

No idea how the bonus card works unfortunately. At best this is a 23% discount if the digital card functions as a regular gift card (you can combine balances), plus whatever rewards you’d earn from the purchase normally. As always Hotels.com becomes more interesting as you stack deals, we describe that in some detail here. For full information on this deal, read this Frequent Miler post.



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Matthew

I got one tonight and was successful in merging the $15 credit into the $50 gift card. However, I should try it with another gift card. May stop by tomorrow.

After redeeming my code (BTW, it’s a 19-digit code on the back of the packaging after the big numbers, but ignore the numbers underneath the first 19):
Redeem online
Visit http://www.hotels.com/gc
Search the destination and desired dates of travel
Select the hotel and room type you wish to book
Select “Pay Now” if applicable
Enter your e-Gift Card number and PIN
Promotion Terms and Conditions – Promotion offered at participating Walmart stores. Offer Valid from 10/1/18 to 1/1/19. Must claim bonus by 3/31/19. Valid on $50 gift card only. Subject to availability. Hotels.com acts as the agent for the 3rd party participating retailer within the gift card shop, therefore any customer queries after purchase must be directed to the relevant participating retailers. Gift card shop products purchased with cash or credit/debit cards only. Hotels.com Gift Cards/Vouchers and multi-retailer vouchers/cards cannot be used to purchase these products. Please check our Refund Policy for special terms relating to this product. Merging of gift cards is permitted but customers are limited to one coupon per booking. All rights reserved.

Mark
Mark

Looks like this has been available since 10/1, and I don’t see anything about a quantity limit. My only concern is that it states “at participating Walmart stores”

veeRob

Who’s gonna be the DP?

Mark
Mark

I’ll give it a shot tomorrow and report back

John
John

Online or in store only offer? If online any links?

Dan
Dan

From reading terms this is not a $15 gift card, but a $15 coupon. One per transaction.

Levin
Levin

I got 4 last night, and was able to combine all the gift cards and the $15 bonus into 1 gift card for a total of $260

beat2def
beat2def

Same Walmart store?

Levin Jauhari
Levin Jauhari

yep, still have plenty left in my local walmart

Ian Pearson
Ian Pearson

I think this needs to be a physical gift card purchase as the form requires a 19-digit number from the packaging.

Kim L Davis
Kim L Davis

I have booked my hotel through Hotels.com but haven’t paid as of yet. Can I go into my booking and use these cards to pay? booking is for Dec 20-23, 2018

Mark
Mark

depends on the hotel. some do not allow payment through hotels.com ahead of time and require payment at the hotel. In that case, you cannot use the hotels.com gift cards, but you still get credit for their rewards program and any cash back portal used.

What I usually do is book again paying with a gift card and then cancel my original booking. This assumes that the above is not the case and that the original booking is refundable.

Mark
Mark

I went to one walmart and they did not have these. The next walmart had 10 so I bought them all. They are on a large holiday display of various gift cards. There is a red section of cards with bonuses. This is the only one of any interest to me so I don’t remember any others.

They are cardstock that you have to peel to reveal the actual gift card number and pin. The code you enter to redeem the bonus is in plain site on the outside. The code you enter generates a new $15 gift card (not a coupon code or promotional card with an expiration) that displays on screen and is emailed to you.

I was able to successfully combine all 10 gift cards purchased and all 10 promotional gift cards into one $650 gift card.

So far this appears to be in store only.

Ian Pearson
Ian Pearson

Checked after purchasing: the card needs to be activated in order to claim the $15 bonus code. I guess someone can copy all the codes and periodically check for activations, so claim quickly and merge cards if you’re concerned about fraud.

Tony
Tony

Good points, activate quickly

Andrew
Andrew

Should stack with Chase Pay too if you haven’t maxed 5X points on freedom this quarter.

Tony
Tony

Another datapoint of thisworking. Bought two and combined for 130 dollar total. There were very few left, I should have grabbed them all. Also used 30 dollars in Walmart gift cards towards purchase.

Mark
Mark

I didn’t try paying with a walmart gift card but I guess I should have. I usually buy a gift card for the exact amount needed using MileagePlusX. Only .5 miles per dollar but quick and easy

Tony
Tony

That’s clever I did not think to use MPX, I had actually purchased these GCs a while back at 3.5% off thinking that was a decent deal for Walmart giftcards . Didn’t plan to use them for this but it worked out. Do you have the United Chase card?

If only there was a grocery store that sold Walmart gift cards…

beat2def
beat2def

I’m trying to book some stays in Berlin. You can stay at a hostel with these giftcards. $23.00 a night hostels (they’re safe, I checked).

jack
jack

Thanks Doc..Got 4 from local store…

TheSherba
TheSherba

I bought 2 gift cards from my local Walmart in Central New Jersey but when I go to the link for the coupon/$15 gift card it says “This card is not valid for this promotion.” YMMV…

hermitw
hermitw

you should contact hotels.com to argue for that, as this is clearly stated on the product

lingua
lingua

Hi The Sherba,
Swell referral comments are closed…and I’d like to ask you if you funded and kept your Swell account open. I’m following up with them and they claim one of my referral did not fund and keep open. One was my spouse so just following up with my other two in case Swell is trying to pull a fast one. Please let me know.
Thanks!

Clyn6
Clyn6

Example of why I don’t like hotels.com; IHG candalwood suites, Indianapolis East, IN – free parking on IHG site, free parking on expedis.com, but on hotels.com they list the lowest price, then list a price $8 higher that shows free parking. So it seems to imply you need to pay the higher price to get free parking. Just to confirm I called the hotel and them confirmed that they never charge for parking.

Clyn6
Clyn6

Expedia and they, not them – my typos

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