[EXPIRED] As of the time of posting, this coupon code is still working. For activities of at least $120, you will save $50 when you apply the code MYSTERY50 on the Canadian Expedia website. After the code has been used by a certain number of people it will expire, so if you’re reading this after that’s happened, here are a few thoughts on how to capitalize on the next good promo code.
Sign-up for emails from Expedia.ca and Expedia.com – and click on them
Like a lot of travel booking sites, Expedia will send you a lot of emails telling you what incredible deals await inside. Most of them are not that exciting. But occasionally something great like an awesome promo code might be hiding in there so you’ve got to remember to at least give those messages a quick look.
I opened an email from Expedia.com and it said click for a “mystery coupon” which was $50 off activities purchases of $100 USD when you enter MYSTERY50. A super deal. But when a deal like that hits widely read blogs and forums in the US it will expire pretty quickly. That leads me to the next point.
Try codes on other countries’ Expedia websites
The MYSTERY50 code also worked on Expedia.co.uk but in GBP of course. And when I checked Expedia.ca it worked but with a minimum spend of $120. However, the Canadian code has stayed alive a lot longer than the US codes. I see that it hasn’t been mentioned on the Red Flag Deals forum which would hasten its end no doubt. That said, RFD is a good resource for such deals and promotions.
Today’s US code for Expedia.com is MYSTERY30 for a $30 discount – it changes everyday till Dec. 22
Consider all the options under “Things To Do”
Although popular items like Disney or Universal tickets are usually excluded, there are still a lot of different activities available depending on the destination.
If you’re going to a large city, see if there is an attractions pass what includes various museums that you plan on visiting. Having a pass can save you time waiting in line for tickets as well.
If you’re headed to a touristy place, the Expedia discount can help you save on things that tend to have inflated prices where you might be torn over whether to cough up the cash or not.
And sometimes the “activity” is just lunch. I used a similar code once for a meal voucher for a Hard Rock Cafe. Although it was a limited menu selection, it covered everything including gratuity. We would not have gone there otherwise and the food was actually pretty good.
Applying the code
The place to input the code is somewhat inconspicuous. Choose your activity and go through to the payment page. Down a bit on the left just above the little symbols for the respective credit card companies you’ll see a link about entering a coupon code. Clicking that will reveal a box to type in the code and hit “Apply”. Then it will either tell you it’s expired or invalid or it will say the code applies and the total on the right of the page will display as reduced by the discount amount.
Act quickly, if possible
As I mentioned, these codes have a limited number of uses, so the faster you can get something booked the better. I know if can be difficult if you haven’t had your eye on something. Just don’t assume that you can go back later and book so if you have the time to do some searching, then it’s better to do it as soon as you learn about the code and after you’ve confirmed that it’s still working.
If you have a trip coming up, these coupon codes can occasionally save you a nice bit of cash. If there are multiple people travelling you can take advantage of it more than once or do bookings through other counties’ Expedia websites. Although Expedia annoys me with their Black Friday deals that sell out instantaneously, these codes, when they stay alive for a while, redeem their reputation for me. I just wish I had a trip to use one on…