Hotwire Turns 18 with a Big Birthday Deal and Jingle Contest

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Travel planning is stressful. Let’s not beat around the bush, shall we? I mean, you want to get the best prices, but you don’t have time to search all day. Those deal sites seem like a good idea, but what if you get a dud? Trust me, I’ve been there, done that.

Hotwire Hot Deals

This is why I’ve teamed up with Hotwire to celebrate their 18th birthday. Back in 2000, Hotwire launched with the idea that they could hide the name of the hotel, and give their customers the best rate until the booking was complete. While you may think this sounds similar to other online sites, it actually isn’t!

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Hotwire Difference

One of the things that makes Hotwire different is that if you want save even more money, you can select a hotel based on location and price and be surprised by the name of the hotel. You can even book that same hotel via Hotwire without the “Hot Rate” and even look at the listed rate if you booked directly through the hotel to make sure you are getting a deal.

For instance, I’m looking for a hotel right now in Washington, DC for my husband’s annual office holiday party. Every year my parents come down to watch the boys so we can have a night out on the town. It is one of the few times we get to escape the doldrums of parenthood. If this is my one chance to live it up with my husband, I want a swanky hotel to luxuriate in, not a budget spot to shack up.

Hotwire can give that to me.

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Hot Rate Hotels on Hotwire

Their commitment to “4-star hotels at 2-star prices” means I just scored a 5-star boutique hotel in Georgetown for $129/night instead of $174/night (it’s true. I’m looking at it right now in my search results) or another set of 5-star hotels in Georgetown for $187/night instead of $329/night, saving 43% on the room rate. Want to bring it down a star? How about $87 for a 4-star hotel, which includes one of my favorite Georgetown boutiques in the city- The Graham Georgetown.

Knowing that my choice is safe and will be one of four highly rated hotels, makes booking an unknown hotel safe and easy. I mean, who doesn’t like saving money, so they can spend more money on food? I have a few more Washington DC brunch spots to check off my list. That 43% savings may go straight into that brunch fund.

Hotwire Hot Deals

Hotwire Sale

Now it’s your turn to celebrate. Hotwire is kicking off a FOUR DAY sale, October 16-19, 2018, to celebrate their step into adulthood (18 is technically an adult, despite the fact that they can’t drink, but they can vote!). This sale effects all Hot Rate Hotels site wide, including those Georgetown boutique hotels I just found over the holidays.

4 Day Sale Details:

  • Sale dates: 10/16/18 at 12:00am PST – 10/19/18 at 5:00pm PST
  • Site wide sale for Hot Rate Hotels
  • $18 off $180 Hot Rate Hotels with code HBD18

Oh, but that’s not all. What would a birthday be without a spectacular prize and a singing contest? You know the jingle? Yup, that one that I just got stuck in your head by mentioning it.

Well, Hotwire wants to see how YOU, the person traveling close to home and across the globe, can reimagine that jingle in the weirdest way possible. We want to hear your cowboy, space cadet, ghouls and goblins, R2D2 and singing princess interpretations. That’s it.

CLICK HERE for more details and to ENTER for your chance to win the $5000 HotDollars grand prize or one of three weekly prizes.

“Can You Sing It Weirder?” Jingle Contest Details

  • Contest Dates: 10/22/18 at 9:00am PST – 11/11/18 at 11:59pm PST
  • Grand prize: $5,000 HotDollars
    • 3 weekly winners – 2-night stay & 2 flight tickets to US destination (essentially the funds for a weekend vacation)
      • Chosen via random drawing; This weekly prize could change slightly
    • Grand Prize Winner will be chosen based on adherence to theme and creativity
      • Hotwire will repost on their social channels

So, grab the kids and start getting weird together. My boys and I are already strategizing our entry. Little do they know mommy is also planning her getaway with daddy in December. It’s OK though, grandpa and grandma always bring the fun when they visit our house.

This post is part of a paid partnership with All opinions are my own. When they aren’t you will be the first to know. * On Media LLC is not the administrator of this giveaway. Please click the link and contact Hotwire for more details, rules and comments concerning the contest.

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