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The Deal: We know the holiday season is in full swing when BedandBreakfast.com rolls out its annual Black Friday gift card sale. (We also know the holidays are here when the giant penguin wearing a Santa hat appears near our office door.) Through the end of the month, BedandBreakfast.com is offering a free $75 gift card with any gift card purchase of $250 or more.

Purchase five $50 gift cards to hand out to your friends and keep the $75 bonus for yourself. Or, of course, you can gift that extra card as well — but where’s the fun in that?

The Catch: BedandBreakfast.com lists more than 11,000 properties, but these gift cards aren’t valid at all of them. The cards can only be used to book stays at B&B’s and hotels that accept online reservations through the booking site — about 4,000 properties around the world. Look for the blue “book now” button next to a property listing; if that button’s there, you can pay for your stay with a gift card.

The Competition: Costco.com is currently selling $100 BedandBreakfast.com gift cards for just $74.99 each. Which is the better deal? Ultimately, you’re saving 25 percent if you go with Costco.com and 23 percent if you pay $250 for $325 worth of gift cards with BedandBreakfast.com.

But when it comes to gift giving, we think the BedandBreakfast.com Black Friday sale comes out on top. With this sale, you can get gift cards in varying amounts ($25, $50, $100, $125, etc.) instead of just $100 increments. Plus, BedandBreakfast.com lets you pick from eight different gift card styles, and it even offers a customizable photo gift card that you can personalize with your own uploaded picture.

Find these bargains and more money-saving offers in our Holiday Travel Deals.

— written by Caroline Costello

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3 Responses to “Travel Deal of the Week: Free $75 BedandBreakfast.com Gift Card”

  1. Carol An says:

    Have you verified that the free $75 gift cards are actually sent out? I am having nothing but trouble on their website, their online chat and calling them to get more details of their offer. I am told no one is available to talk to me, the person at customer service was useless and when I click on “more details” on their website the screen darkens and freezes. What gives?

  2. Hi Carol An,

    Click on “See Terms & Conditions” on this page to read the fine print: http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/giftcertificates.aspx?promo=blkfri75&ctx=hmpgv

    You need to enter a coupon code to receive the free $75 card. Enter promo code BLKFRI75 when you check out (in the same window where you enter your credit card information, on the right) and click “Apply Code.” Once you apply the code, the following message will appear at the bottom of your screen: “Congratulations: Upon order completion, you will be emailed a free $75 gift card!” The free $75 card will be e-mailed to you after you place your order.

    I hope that helps. Good luck!

  3. Jane says:

    I received one of these as a gift. Everywhere I check, either the inn is not participating in the gift card program, or there is no availability! The search function doesn’t let you search by date and show everything available. You have to choose a specific property and then find out that (guess what) it’s not available. Useless! IF YOU BUY THIS CARD AS A GIFT, YOU WILL P.O. THE PERSON YOU GIVE IT TO!!!

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