Agoda for dummies

Aug 18th, 2010, 07:36 PM
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Agoda for dummies

I have used Agoda few times and have only recently started booking with this website. I have a question about the Agoda Rewards Points program. I have signed up and I do have a few reward points, is this program worthwhile? I can use Agoda for my upcoming trip and in some cases they are less than other websites (even when taxes are added and in some cases they are $1 or $5 more a night, this small price difference is nothing to quible about). If I get enough reward points can I redeem them for free nights at any Agoda hotel? And, is this program legitimate? I need to book alot of hotels for my upcoming trip and haven't booked some nights as I can use Agoda for these reservations but I want to check on the reward points program before I do. As for the hotels that Agoda can't book, I've already booked those. Any advice on the pros and cons of Agoda Reward Points will be appreciated. Thank you.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 07:04 AM
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I haven't (yet) redeemed any agoda reward points. But there is a poster here who does regularly redeem point. From what she said, she used points each time she accumulated them. So, if she had, say, a $10 point credit, she would just use it for her next reservation. She even talked about booking while on the road so she could use the credit she had just earned.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 11:10 AM
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points do expire as i recently found out when i went to use the---quickly
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Aug 19th, 2010, 06:30 PM
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The points don't expire that quickly - no more so than airlines. You have about two years to use them. I don't accumulate points that quickly because I don't stay in hotels that are that expensive, but when I do get enough for $100 off or so, I use it.

Do note that points are only redeemable in blocks of $10 or $25, so you can't just use points for a stay unless the value is exactly equal to a multiple of redeemable point. For example, if the value of the booking is $59 you'll only be given the option of redeeming $50 in points and paying the balance in cash.

One thing I find odd about the program is that they award points in the thousands, but then 10,000 points is only worth like $1 off. Not sure what the reasoning behind that is.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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I go to Thailand twice and year and use Agoda for all my hotel bookings. I get about $50 rewards and I use them for my next trip. It takes 30 days from when you leave, for the points to be deposited in your account. For extra points, do a online review after your stay. It's not alot, but its better than nothing. I don't think other reservation services have reward service. I have also used their guarantee lowest price service and it worked out for me.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 06:17 PM
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Thanks MichaelBKK. Good to know.
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