FAQs which will apply from February 1, 2022

What is Expedia® Rewards?

Expedia Rewards is a more rewarding way to travel when you create an Account with Expedia. It is a free program available to Expedia customers that gives members lower prices on select hotels with Member Prices, points for savings on future eligible bookings, and more perks when you travel. We’re making some changes from February 1, 2022 to the program. You can read more about some of the key changes here.

How it works

You will earn points when you book travel on eligible stays, activities, packages, and flights. The more points you earn, the more you can use toward future redemption rewards.

Expedia Rewards has 3 tiers: Blue, Silver, and Gold. The higher the level, the better the potential rewards—you can learn more about these benefits here.

Good to know

  • You may earn credit card reward points from your credit card provider as well as Expedia Rewards points on applicable bookings.
  • When you book flights, you may still be able to earn your airline frequent-flyer points.
  • For additional information, read Expedia Rewards Terms and Conditions.

Earn Expedia Rewards tier status

Expedia Rewards has 3 membership tiers:

  • Upon joining Expedia Rewards, you'll automatically reach Blue tier.
  • Reach Silver tier by collecting 10 Trip Elements in a calendar year.
  • Reach Gold tier by collecting 25 Trip Elements in a calendar year. 

You might be wondering, “What is a Trip Element?”

Whether you’re booking an eligible flight, a night stay, or an activity, it can all count as a Trip Element and can help you progress toward your next Expedia Rewards tier.

A “Trip Element” is calculated in the following way for eligible bookings:

  • Flights—1 Trip Element per ticket (a roundtrip including stopover, a single flight, a leg of a multi-flight booking) where the booked flight itinerary is flown
  • Hotels—1 Trip Element per room per completed night stayed (regardless of the number of guests)
  • Accommodation Rental (may have multiple rooms)—1 Trip Element per completed night stayed
  • Activities—1 Trip Element per completed activity ticket booked
  • Package – Based on the rules for each travel type listed above

Here’s some examples of how it can work:

  1. A completed three-night hotel stay for two people in a hotel room would give you 3 Trip Elements.
  2. A completed three-night hotel stay for four people in two hotel rooms would give you 6 Trip Elements (you’re awarded per room, per night).
  3. A completed three-night stay for four people in an eligible accommodation rental with multiple rooms would give you 3 Trip Elements.
  4. A completed three-night stay in a hotel room plus two round trip flights for two people would give you 5 Trip Elements.
  5. A completed seven-night stay in a hotel room, two round trip flights, and two activity tickets would give you 11 Trip Elements.
  6. Completed single flights or multi-leg flights are all awarded with one Trip Element each. For example, a multi-leg flight from Tokyo to Singapore, then a flight from Singapore to New York is 2 Trip Elements.

Your tier is valid from the day it is earned, for the following full calendar year, and expires on February 28 of the following year. For example, the tier reached in 2022 is valid from the day you earn it until February 28, 2024. 

For more information on how Trip Elements can be collected by members click here.

Good to know

  • Trip Elements earned on a calendar year basis, from January 1 to December 31 will determine your tier for the following calendar year.
  • Trip Elements for a booking spanning over two different years will be awarded in the respective years for room nights stayed or at the end of the trip for other types of bookings. You can earn Trip Elements for eligible bookings made with your Expedia Rewards account, regardless of who completes the travel. 
  • Only Trip Elements of ¥2,500 or more count toward Silver and Gold tier, after discounts or coupons are applied. 
  • You cannot collect Trip Elements for canceled bookings or bookings made when not signed in to your Expedia Rewards account.
  • Trip Elements cannot be transferred to another Expedia Rewards account or between other Expedia sites. 
  • Any claims for missing Trip Elements must be submitted within 180 days from travel end date. Contact us and be sure to provide the contact details associated with your Expedia Rewards account and the itinerary number for which you have not received Trip Elements. We will review your request and credit your account for any approved claims. For more information, read the Expedia Rewards Terms and Conditions.

Expedia Rewards benefits

To view a complete list of benefits and perks, visit Expedia Rewards for more details.