One quick tip to get £25 off your next stay with Booking.com

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3 of the 6 times I booked a hotel for my 10 holiday challenge, Booking.com offered the best rates – NICE ONE LADS.

And so when they sent me an email to say ‘would you like to give how many holidays fan folk money off their next booking’ I was like ‘erm, yeah? What’s the catch?’.

But it turns out that apart from a minimum spend, there wasn’t one. Hurrah!

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£25 backhttps://www.booking.com/s/a788aa5a
(£50 minimum spend)

This link is valid until 30th November 2019.

Come tell me where you’ve booked and find more money saving tips over on Instagram. I do a free weekly hotline where I find a cheap holiday just for you!

Am I eligible for the reward?

Even if you have booked with Booking.com before, you are still eligible to get this cashback! However, if you have made more than one booking using a referral link (with this one or anyone else’s), you will only be rewarded once. No rewards will be issued for other bookings.

To gain this reward, you must use the referral link to book your accommodation.

How can I claim my reward?

If your reward is being paid to your credit card:

You need to have a Booking.com account. You have to add and register your credit card details for receiving rewards. You will be prompted to do this when booking, however you can also check this by going into ‘Settings’ and checking ‘use this card for my reward payments’.

After you return from your stay, Booking.com will put the cash reward on your card. If you don’t have a Booking.com account, you can sign up for one with the same email address you used to book your reservation.

If your reward is being paid out in Wallet credit:

You need to have a Booking.com account. The email address in your account should match the one you used to book. After you return from your stay, Booking.com will add the reward amount to your Wallet.

When will I get my reward?

If your reward is being paid to your credit card:

Once you have returned from your trip, Booking.com will verify the reward and you will receive an email on how to claim it. It can take between 30 and 60 business days for you to receive the reward payment.

If your reward is being paid out in Wallet credit:

Once you have returned from your trip, Booking.com will start the verification process. You will receive an email with more information about the next steps. It can take between 30 and 60 business days for you to receive the reward payment.

How can I check the status of my reward?

Check your reward status or click on ‘My Rewards’ in the dropdown menu.

Then you’ll be able to see how your rewards are processing!

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How long is the link valid for?

The link does not expire and it can be used at any time. However, Booking.com has the right to cancel the scheme at any time.

What if I don’t have a credit card to claim my reward?

It’s no problem. You can use a Visa or MasterCard debit card instead and claim in the same way as a credit card.

You can read the full terms and conditions here.

My reward has been rejected. What should I do now?

That sucks!! Unfortunately, I’m unable to access this information so you’ll need to go directly to Booking.com’s Customer Services to raise this issue with them.

What I will say is that tens of thousands of people have used these links successfully, and so as long as you follow all the terms and conditions, you should be fine.

Good luck!


It’s also worth saying that Booking.com isn’t just about hotels, I actually booked our amazing Gdańsk apartment through it as well (though pssst, that link won’t get you the money off!)

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You can also see it in the flesh here!

129 thoughts on “One quick tip to get £25 off your next stay with Booking.com”

      1. Hi one more question: If I got a new account with a credit card that was used to receive money from other referred link, is it still eligible to get 25 pounds back? Many thanks.

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      2. Hi Xi! It’s my belief that you’re allowed one referral per account. It could be my referral here, or another friends, but you couldn’t have both. However, if you had another account – say with your work email – you could technically use the referral code again. I hope that makes sense!

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  1. Hi! I have done reservation by your link today (guesthouse in Koh Lanta, Thailand). It will cosT HB 658,80 which is around GBP 52. But… in My Rewards/Reward status sections, there is: “Not eligible – Terms and conditions not met”. Have you ani idea why? Anyway, thanks for deal I hope It will work however…

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      1. Hi! I have the same problem. Now I am waiting for answer from booking. Have you an idea about the reason?

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      2. So sorry this hasn’t worked for you! Unfortunately, you do need to take this up directly with Booking.com as I have no jurisdiction over what gets approved and why. I’d recommend giving customer.service@booking.com an email, or calling them on their customer services hotline: 0203 564 6725 . Good luck and please let me know if you get this resolved – would love to be able to help others that come across this similar problem. All the best!

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  2. How do you created that link? When i created a link it just gives %10 discount.İf you say me how do you created this one i will use your ref link.

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    1. Hi Piotr – it seems that many refer a friend’s have been stopped. I have a contact at Booking.com and will look into this tomorrow to see if this will be going back up / if there will be a different code replacing it. All the best!

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      1. You used to get one once you booked once that would get your friends £15 or 10% off and then you’d earn £15 however that seems to be gone as well. I got the £25 link because I was part of Booking.com’s influencer programme (though note, I wasn’t making any money per booking!)

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      2. Hi there. They have not stopped but if you read the terms and conditions you will realise that you can only refer up to 10 friends and you can earn up to 200€(at least in my country)

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      1. Hi

        I used your link for booking but after 3 weeks of verification it is look as transaction been declined. I really don’t know why is that. My booking was over £120
        Is this going to be paid as you described in article after 30 days and I should ignore this information?

        Regards

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      2. Hi Piotr – I’m sorry this hasn’t worked for you! Unfortunately, you do need to take this up directly with Booking.com as I have no jurisdiction over what gets approved and why. I’d recommend giving customer.service@booking.com an email, or calling them on their customer services hotline: 0203 564 6725 . Good luck and please let me know if you get this resolved – would love to be able to help others that come across this similar problem. All the best!

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      3. I’ve been contacted with booking.com by phone and they couldn’t tell me why I did get this reward. They haven’t had any details. Just eligible and nothing else. Is there any other way to resolve this problem

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  3. I tried to use the link twice with a brand new account (new email), I found the hotel I want but when I submit my credit card details I always get the following error message: “We’re sorry, we seem to have encountered an error when processing your request. To complete your booking, please contact our Customer Service team” (similar to this message: https://prnt.sc/mxwo71). Without using the referral link, booking can be done without any problem.

    Does anybody know what that means?

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    1. Hi there – I’ve just tested this on a new account and it went through absolutely fine for me. I suggest trying to book with your new account using incognito/private browsing mode so that there’s no link to your previous account? Let me know how you get on. Thanks!

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  4. Hey, I made a booking and it went through fine but now when I’ve checked my rewards it says “Not eligible – Friend already rewarded. You cannot claim a reward because your friend has already received a reward for another booking.” Do you know why?

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    1. She has invited more than 10 people already. You can only invite up to 10 friends and earn up to 200€. It does not go on forever.

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      1. Hi Livia- I have this set up directly with Booking.com. I actually have never earnt any money from this and it doesn’t matter how many people use it, it keeps on working! Thousands of people have used this code to save money ☺️

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  5. Hello chelsea ,

    why your link propose 25 pound ?
    I am from France and we have referral link but it’s like 15 Euro .
    You from Uk ?

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  6. That’s really nice of you Chelsea.
    May I ask you how you created this discount. I’m from a small and poor country, I would like to help them save a little money if possible.
    Thank you so much.
    Quentin

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    1. Hi Quentin! Booking.com set it up for me but once you use it, you should be able to create your own code that gives others 10% off (and you will earn money back yourself). As I did it through a company a while back, I don’t earn anything from the clicks I get but happy to help people save! This code should help people from all counties as well ☺️

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      1. Great! 🙂 And thanks for the quick reply. Just booked for november, so we still need to wait for the reward. I hope it will really work.
        Hey one question… I had a referral link too and now it says its invalid. Any idea?

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      1. No problem! Going to London for 2 nights- do you think it will work if i make two accounts with the same code and book one night with the £25 code per account?

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  7. No problem! Going to London for 2 nights- do you think it will work if i make two accounts with the same code and book one night with the £25 code per account?

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    1. Technically, yes. But I’m not sure how good their systems are at flagging duplication and therefore couldn’t promise the second one would go through. But if you were travelling with someone, they could book the second night with their account?

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      1. So it said before that howmanyholidays had referred me and said £25 reward when I check out, now that’s gone ☹️ should I contact booking.com?

        Obviously I’ll still be going but the £25 was a nice little bonus x

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      2. Hi Lisa! Have you checked on your account? If you go to ‘my rewards’ there should be a ‘Refer a Friend rewards’ and under ‘Friends who have referred you’ there should be me! Does it detail that there?

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    1. Oh what?!!! That’s really odd as even if it gets declined it normally shows. Just checking, are signed in to the same account and not on another? Definitely contact customer service as that seems very weird.

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  8. Hi,
    I used your reference link to book a hotel (for AUD 179) last week and took the accommodation last weekend. In the booking process, I was told that I would be given AUD45 back.

    However. so far I did not receive any confirmation email about AUD45 back. Is there anything wrong?

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  9. Booking confirmation shows that i will get 25 gbp after my stay. But under my rewards doesm’t show your name and reward amount at referring area. There is just “–” symbol.

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    1. Hmmm… Maybe wait a few days as it might be pending but any problems and you’ll have to report it straight to the booking.com customer service team which from a quick google is on tel:+44-20-3564-6725. Good luck!

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  10. Hi, I used your link and have stayed and waiting for the reward.
    At the beginning, “My Reward” section shows that the reward is on process, but few days ago (until now), “My Reward” section is blank, without any reward at all.

    Do you know what’s wrong?

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Siva! That sounds like something has gone wrong there. You will need to take it up directly with Booking.com’s customer services as unfortunately only they can explain/rectify this problem. In the UK, the number is: tel:+44-20-3564-6725

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  11. Thank you for sharing this 🙂 You just helped me out with a booking. Hopefully it all goes through OK. Keep up the great efforts! 🙂

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      1. I get over 100 emails a day to tell me people are getting their rewards so I’m pretty sure it is still working!! As long as Booking.com are noting the £25 reward when you click through (this should pop up straight away) then all is grand. I would suggest taking screenshots and making sure you meet all the terms and conditions as it sounds like they can be very quick to turnover a reward if anything is awry. However, this has link worked for tens of thousands of people already!!

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      1. İt seems because of booking.com blockage , i have talked to them but they are not aware of stuation , they said some stupid things only

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    1. Hopefully soon! I’ve contacted the company who set me up with this code but I haven’t heard back yet. I will chase again next week! This has unfortunately happened once before and it just fixed itself, so hopefully that happens again.

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  12. https://www.booking.com/content/referral-faq.en-gb.html

    Refer a Friend

    Our referral programme will shut down on 15 Oct 2019
    What does this mean?

    All referral rewards related to bookings made before 15 Oct 2019 will be issued as usual. All the terms and conditions still apply.
    If your friend made a booking with your link before 15 Oct 2019, both you and your friend will get a reward. All the terms and conditions still apply.
    If your friend makes a booking with your link on or after 15 Oct 2019, 00:00, their booking will be valid but no reward will be issued for you or them.

    Terms and conditions

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    1. Hi there, the refer a friend scheme will shut down soon, though mine is running until November. At that point, I’ll remove the link from the side. This is a decision made by Booking.com! Sob! But it was good whilst it lasted!!

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  13. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of your blog?

    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content
    so people could connect with it better. Youve got an
    awful lot of text for only having one or 2 images.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

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