Hotel & Car Rental Discount Promotional Codes March 2012

by Continental Club on March 1, 2012

The new month has brought with it more than a few promotions from a range of major online travel websites. Unless you are constantly monitoring rates and fares (as Continental Club is always doing) it’s often difficult to judge the true value of some of the generic sales suggesting ‘savings’ and ‘reductions’.

Promotional codes tend to cut through that doubt, however; there’s a quoted price and if you’re lucky enough to have a code handy, then you can see exactly what saving you’re making when you apply it – and you can be reasonably confident that without it you’d be paying that original price.

So, here’s Continental Club‘s round-up of some new and current codes:

Firstly, Expedia are offering 10% off Expedia Special Rate hotel bookings made by 4th March 2012, for stays to the end of August. Expedia Special Rates are those which you pay immediately, online with Expedia. Rates which are payable directly to the hotel itself don’t qualify, but since most Expedia rates are pre-pay, comparatively few rates are excluded.

The discount is also not applicable to rates at hotels which are part of some of the big hotel groups. Click here for a list of the exceptions and if you find that the hotel you’re looking at is listed, then do still check the Expedia rate against the competition, or try one of the codes listed further down this post as different websites have different terms & conditions.

If you’re good to go with Expedia though, then the code you need is VCEXCLUSIVEFEB and don’t forget to have your Nectar card handy as you’ll also earn Nectar Points on bookings.

To book with Expedia, click here.

Next up, Expedia’s sister-website Hotels.com. If you’re not familiar with the connection, Hotels.com offers Expedia’s hotel inventory, but without the add-ons of flights and car rental etc. It doesn’t participate in Nectar either, but it does have its own reward scheme Welcome Rewards. Book and stay ten nights on pre-paid rates and Hotels.com will offer you a free night worth the average rate of the ten nights consumed.

However, if you’d rather take a discount up-front, they’re also offering a 10% discount code, valid for bookings made by 18th March 2012 and for stays completed by 31st May. Bookings made using a code aren’t eligible towards your Welcome Rewards stay count though.

The code you need is VOUCHFEBTEN and just like Expedia it’s valid on prepaid rates only at hotels and groups other than those listed on the Expedia exclusion page.

To book with Hotels.com, click here.

There’s a 10% code with ebookers too, valid for bookings made by 15th March 2012 and for stays right up to the end of the year. ebookers say that the code can be used for rates at ‘select’ hotels, though it’s not immediately apparent which ones they may be! So, it’s probably worth just trying the code, which you can input towards the end of the reservations process.

The code you need is VCHOT10.

To book with ebookers, click here.

If you’re heading away this month and you’re in the market for a rental car to get you there, or to get you around once you’re there, then broker Holiday Autos has a 10% discount code valid for bookings made by 11th March, on rentals completed by 31st March in Greece, France, the UK, USA, Ireland and Portugal. Some vehicle types are excluded and you’ll be notified of this when you apply the code in section 6 of the booking process.

The code you need is UKMARCH10.

To book with Holiday Autos, click here.

Finally in this round-up, if you’re planning to fly with easyJet, then why not check prices for a combined flight and hotel booking with easyJet holidays. If there are a minimum of two people travelling for at least three nights and you book by 14th March 2012, then you can save an extra £20 on your booking.

The code you need is MARCHSAVE.

To book with easyJet holidays, click here.

If you’re booking directly with hotel groups this month, to maximise your loyalty programme earnings, then don’t forget to read our earlier posts on their promotions:

Hotel Loyalty Programme Promotions Q1 2012

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