How to save money at Expedia this Black Friday
If you’re a smart shopper, you know that Black Friday 2020 is the best time of year to do your shopping. Whether you’re on the hunt for holiday gifts, stocking up on essentials for the year or ready to do some traveling, you’re sure to find all you need at unbelievable prices on Black Friday 2020.
The easiest way to stay on top of the latest Expedia coupons and Black Friday 2020 news is to follow Savings.com. Check back often so you don’t miss the release of the store’s ad scans.
COVID-19 has impacted the travel industry in a huge way. If you plan on snagging great deals during Black Friday 2020, be sure to follow Expedia’s advice and recommendations carefully.
Due to the nature of the pandemic, things change quickly—sometimes day by day. To stay up to date on how your travel may be affected, head to the Expedia homepage. You’ll find convenient links for canceling or changing your trip, tracking refunds and learning about travel restrictions.
As the date of your trip approaches, you’re sure to have lots of questions. Visit Expedia’s Customer Service portal for answers to all your frequently asked queries. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, you can reach out to Expedia via phone or live chat. However, note that wait times may be longer than usual.
Also note that Expedia’s travel partners are constantly changing their policies due to the pandemic. Some airlines and hotels are offering free cancellations, but others aren’t. Be sure to review the current policies of all the travel services you’ll use so you know what your options are should you become sick before your trip or your destination enters a lockdown.
Expedia has developed a COVID-19 Travel Guide to help you navigate traveling during this time. You’ll find information on closures and restrictions, as well as info to help you travel safely. Its articles on what to expect when checking into a hotel, picking up a car and boarding a plane are especially thorough and helpful.
It’s too early to know what Expedia has planned for Black Friday this year, but you can review deals from previous years for an idea.
In 2019, Expedia started its Black Friday festivities on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Customers who shopped during this Early Bird period could enjoy discounts of up to 60% on select hotels and reduced pricing on airfare, cruises and activities.
The day after Thanksgiving, Expedia unveiled its best specials. If you shopped using its app, you could take advantage of $100 off flights of $200 or more, plus 75% off eligible hotels.
Non-app users had a couple of coupons from which they could choose. The best was a promo code for 25% off select hotels and activities. There was also a coupon for 10% off other select hotels.
Last year’s Black Friday specials kicked off at 9:00 a.m. PT. As this is a convenient time for shoppers from around the country to log in, there’s a good chance Expedia will do the same for Black Friday 2020.
In order to take advantage of last year's deals, you did have to apply a coupon code at checkout. If the store does the same thing this year, you can easily find the necessary promo codes by visiting Savings.com. You can also check Expedia’s homepage.
Flights and hotel rooms are available in finite quantities—once they’re all booked, they’re gone. This means you need to act fast on Black Friday to ensure you can get your first picks. Here are some tips for speeding up the shopping process.
Create your Expedia account now. That way, you don’t have to waste precious moments filling out personal details. In the time it takes you to create an account, someone else might book your room.
Expedia offers its best deals to its app users, so be sure to download the app ahead of time. It’s also a good idea to use the app for a few days so you become familiar with it. When Expedia’s Black Friday coupons are released, you don’t want to spend time learning how to search for flights and hotels.
Plan your trip ahead of time. While you may not know which flights and hotels will be on sale for Black Friday, there is a lot of planning you can do beforehand. Pick a destination, choose an area of town you’d like to stay in and shortlist some hotels you’d like to book. You can use the favorite function on the Expedia app to easily track your choices.
If you’re not sure where you’d like to visit, consider creating several itineraries. That way, you can compare prices on Black Friday and pick the trip that makes the most sense.
If you aren’t already a member of Expedia Rewards, sign up now. It’s free, and you’ll earn points with every purchase—including all your Black Friday shopping. Once you accumulate enough points, you can redeem them for savings off future bookings. That means that your big Black Friday trip could also lead to savings the next time you travel.
As a member of Expedia Rewards, you’ll also enjoy member pricing on select hotels. This means you can save up to 10% on your next stay.
Expedia Rewards members also receive an array of perks upon checking in. They may include free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free upgrades.