Hotels.com is offering 9% cashback through TopCashBack through April 30, 2016. These rates change frequently, typically ranging 4-6%. I find TopCashBack consistently among the highest, most reliable to pay, and with fewest exclusions of cashback portals.
Update: reader Brian pointed out the referral offer mentioned here expired shortly after post, current offer through August 11, 2016 is $15 for me and $0 for you, similar to a new sign-up they currently are not offering any bonus for new customers. If you still use my link, I appreciate it. I don’t know the pattern of prior sign-up bonuses, they may have a different offer from August 12, 2016 when the current expires. If you are not a TopCashBack member, support this blog by registering using my referral link,
you’ll get $10 and I’ll get $15 once you have earned minimum $10 in cashback.
You can use all valid Hotels.com coupons to stack with cashback. Generally their coupons are limited to non-chain properties and require spend of $250 or more. TopCashBack lists many current coupons.
Hotels.com Rewards is a 10% rebate program. Every qualifying 10 nights stayed you get a reward night that is the value of the average of the price of the prior 10 nights. Hotels that participate in earning and/or redeeming awards are shown when booking hotels.
Prices sometimes are lower on the Hotels.com app so compare that to using cashback with the website.
Hotels.com and Booking.com are my two go-to hotel websites. Booking.com I often use for small hotels and guesthouses, while Hotels.com for larger hotels. As with other 3rd-party booking sites, you generally will not get hotel loyalty program benefits or points for the stay.
Hotels.com gift cards are another way to keep stacking, most portals do not pay out on the gift card purchase, though check TopCashBack which at times pays 2%. You will earn cashback through the portal for you actual stays paid with gift cards.