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While points and miles have enabled me save on luxury hotels, sometimes traveling with bigger groups or with family can be tricky on points. For that reason, I often look at Airbnb apartments and houses when I’m planning a trip, and it can represent significant savings compared to hotels before. Sometimes you can find unique accommodations on AirBnb, which might be much more interesting than staying at a hotel. For example, you can stay inside a clock tower in London, or sleep in a solar-powered house in the middle of the desert in California.
At the moment, Amazon is offering $50 Airbnb gift cards for $40 (a 20% discount) and you can access the deal now if you’re a Prime member. If you’re not, the deal will become available at 2:10 pm ET.
If you are targeted and have enrolled your American Express card, you can also earn 3x points on Amazon purchases until the end of the year.
Using an Airbnb gift card is also a bit different from checking out at most other online merchants. You have to first apply the gift card to your account before the check-out process, and the balance will be applied to your bookings.
Keep in mind that you can often find Airbnb gift cards from other merchants, so make sure you do the math before jumping on the deal. For example, the grocery store near my house offers fuel discounts that amount to about 18% off when coupled with my American Express BlueCash Everyday card.
This deal is likely to go quickly, so if you’re interested I’d at least add it to your cart first, and you will have 15 minutes to decide whether to check out or not.
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