Great deal: ~$55CAD discount on hotel, min spend ~$100, no night min

MakeMyTrip, a large Indian online travel agency, is currently offering, until February 25 (not sure what time zone they’re using), a discount of 2750 INR (~$55CAD) when using their app with the promotional code “APPFEST”. The minimum spend is 5000 INR (~$100CAD), but there is no minimum night requirement. Say you’re staying a week at a hotel, you can simply book 7 single-night stays, and have netted a ~$385CAD discount. After booking (and waiting a day to make sure the hotel receives the reservations), simply call the hotel to merge the reservations.

$50 off $100 Hotel, Orbitz (Masterpass)

Starting tomorrow, Orbitz is having a $50USD off $100USD promotion, for bookings until June 30, 2016. There is no minimum night restriction.

Although this is not as excellent as their previous $100 off promotion, I doubt we’ll see that anytime soon, and this is an excellent deal to grab. To use this offer, use code “MASTERPASS” and pay with Masterpass. Note that the promotion ends after a number of uses, so I’d grab this fast.

Avoid credit card fees with Jetstar

I was booking a flight between Hobart HBA and Melbourne MEL on Jetstar, a popular Australian and Asian discount carrier. As I was going through the booking process on, they were trying to charge me $8.50AUD per passenger for the pleasure of using my credit card. Credit card fees are uncommon in North America, however in Australia, they’re the norm, with most retailers charging a percentage fee for using your credit card. Although there’s no fee for using a debit card to pay, my Canadian debit card wasn’t eligible for their payment service. If I booked on an online travel agent, the cost was substantially more.