Update: Code has reached its maximum number of uses and is now dead.

Via Mommy Points, the Travelocity.ca (Canadian Travelocity) website is offer $300 off air and hotel packages costing $750 or more using promotion code 1226300BOX.

You enter the code at the ‘review and continue’ screen, after selecting travel details and before inputting passenger information. And it does seem to take $300 off.

That’s a great deal if you want to book air and hotel together. Traditionally folks have been able to also use these for air-only discounts, by choosing the cheapest possible hotel they can find and not using/checking into that hotel. Basically finding a hotel that’s less than $300 means you save on the air alone.

The way that this has worked in the past has been to use the ‘advanced search’ with flight+hotel and specifying that you want a hotel in a different city entirely from where your flights take you.

Various cities in Thailand and in India have notoriously cheap hotels.

I haven’t tested whether the technique is working with this discount code. And there’s always a chance that Travelocity will not honor it booked that way (as they didn’t honor a similar deal this past summer on the US website.

This is a great deal even straight-up, a $750 air and hotel package for $450. Whether or not it can be leveraged to be even better (and you might be able to separately use the discount with the cheapest flights you can find along with the hotel you want) is something I’d normally test before posting but I’m in a rush this morning, and appreciate the ‘wisdom of crowds’ effect of my readers to report back their experiences.

If you do book at Travelocity.ca make sure to use a credit card that charges to foreign currency transaction fees.

  1. CaroleZoom said,

    I don’t understand the last sentence of the article. Did you mean to say “charges off”?

  2. J Chua said,

    Also be careful that some flights bought as part of a package don’t accrue miles – more famously, in reference to delta and its recent disavowal of “consolidator” fares.

  3. Dave said,

    The deal is dead.

  4. Neet said,

    DEAD!

    Gary, this one went down quick. Plus you couldn’t book a hotel in another city, it brought you back to the options only in the city you were flying in to.

    Now it says that it the code has met maximum use.

    Here’s the message:

    “We’re sorry, we could not complete your request at this time. Possible Causes: This discount is no longer available. Each promo code can only be redeemed by a limited number of users, and this one has reached its maximum. We recommend that when you see a code for a trip you’d like to take, you book your travel as quickly as possible.”

    Well, on we go, till the next one.

  5. Wanderluster101 said,

    I think he meant that charges “no” foreign transaction fees.

  6. Michael said,

    Gary, do you get stay credits if you book through a booking agent like Travelocity (Like Hyatt, for example) — this is the only reason I don’t go through them is the fear that I won’t get stay credits.

  7. Ty said,

    This is what I saw while trying to apply the code:

    “This discount is no longer available. Each promo code can only be redeemed by a limited number of users, and this one has reached its maximum. We recommend that when you see a code for a trip you’d like to take, you book your travel as quickly as possible.”

  8. Skoropi said,

    Gary meant card that does not charge a foreign currency transaction fee.

  9. C&C said,

    Dead!

  10. Duc said,

    the code looks like it can only be redeemed for the first 300 people

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