In honor of Turkey Day 2015, Expedia is giving thanks by offering a smorgasbord of delicious, free-range deals. You might remember that last year the rebates were as nutty as my aunt’s stuffing. I thought nothing could outdo those. Rooms at five primo hotels for 90 percent off? Come on.

But this year you can’t swing a turkey leg without hitting some juicy travel deal. Seriously. I think you’ll want to mark your calendar for our Black Friday offer, our even sweeter Cyber Monday deal, and a pair of other deals that will all help whet your traveler’s appetite. 

This year is all about options, and I do love choices. 

Black Friday – November 27
I would recommend getting your mitts on the Black Friday coupon. It will net you 75 percent off rooms in a bunch of incredible properties across the globe. I also like that you can travel anytime from 11/27/2015 through 3/31/2016. The only thing to keep in mind is you have to book on 11/27, starting at 9 a.m. (PST)—while supplies last. 

Viewfinder Tip: Make sure to set your alarm, last year Expedia sold out in 11 minutes.


Cyber Monday – November 30
Missed that 90 percent off deal last year? Well, let me be the bearer of second chances. Last year, the offer applied to just five hotels. This year, I’m sort of blown away that using the Expedia app you can choose from four different destinations—every hour! Not interested in Hawaii, Vegas, Chicago, or NYC? No problem. Just wait 60 minutes. Maybe San Diego, Austin, New Orleans, or Cancun will get your travel motor running. 

New ports of call will be offered every hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST). I just added them up, and there are 23 different cities to choose from—all with hotels offering 90 percent off. That’s huge. Travel dates are 11/30/2015 through 3/31/2016, but let me just underline that you must book on 11/30. One day. While supplies last. I know. I feel it too and I’m not even eligible.

Well, if you’re like me, at this point you just want to cut to the chase: What do I do next? OK, here’s how it works:

Step 1: Log in to your account via the Expedia app. (Haven’t downloaded the app yet? What are you waiting for?)
Step 2: Choose and book one of the featured hotels on the landing page here
Step 3: Enter the designated public code at checkout on the Expedia app to get the discount. Note that the offer is limited to one per customer. 

OK, and if that wasn’t quite enough, thank you very much, here’s that second helping of holiday offers I mentioned:

Thanksgiving Offer – November 26-30
This text-to-download deal on the Expedia app gets you a private coupon good for $75 off ($300 minimum) participating hotels (I can report that they’re all beautiful). And then just travel from 11/26 through 3/31/16.

In-App Offer – November 28
Get the public coupon, and you can save a cool $75 ($300 minimum) with this mobile app offer. It’s good for travel from 11/28/15 through 3/31/16. I, for one, am happy to get out of Dodge anytime from November through March. There’s sun somewhere!

That’s why, every year my New Year’s resolutions always include a trip somewhere. I know I’m not alone in that. So get a jump on your planning, and save some money in the bargain.


Viewfinder Tip: Set your alarm, last year Expedia sold out in 11 minutes.