BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.com®, the world's leading online travel agency, today launched a landmark sale to commemorate the company's 15th anniversary. The 15th Anniversary Sale offers travelers discounts of up to 40% off on thousands of hotels worldwide. Expedia® is also thanking customers by awarding 15 winners one million Expedia Rewards™ points and a suitcase full of must-have travel accessories, via the "Search for the Million Point Suitcases" Scavenger Hunt on Facebook.
Scavenger Hunt participants will be presented with a series of clues about the location of "Expedia suitcases" hidden somewhere in the Facebook Marketplace. The Facebook Marketplace is a classified-listings forum where Facebook users buy and sell goods and services, and bestow gifts on one another. The winning participants will receive one million Expedia Rewards points to use on a dream vacation, as well as a one-of-a-kind, refurbished vintage suitcase filled with items to make travel more enjoyable, such as a video camera, travel pillow and headphones.
To be eligible, participants simply need to become a fan of Expedia on Facebook and visit the company's 15th Anniversary sweepstakes page where travelers can review contest details and prizes, and examine the clues, and then click over to the Facebook Marketplace to begin hunting.
To benefit from Expedia's 15th Anniversary Sale discounts on thousands of hotels, travelers need to book between September 22, 2011 and October 17, 2011 with travel to take place between September 22, 2011 and December 31, 2011. For more information on the Expedia 15th Anniversary Sale and its terms and conditions please visit www.expedia.com/anniversarysale.
"Expedia helped invent online travel when we began in 1996, and traveler enthusiasm for our services has propelled us to a position of global leadership," said Joe Megibow, vice president and general manager, Expedia.com. "So with this sale and this Facebook contest, we are saying thank you to our customers for their loyalty and partnership. It has been an amazing run for Expedia and we believe the best memories are yet to come."
One million Expedia Rewards points can be put towards high-end vacations anywhere in the world. Examples include:
- An extravagant two week stay in a 5-star Paris hotel;
- Six individual weekend getaways to New York City, flying business class and staying in a 5-star hotel; and
- Luxury family vacation in a 4-star resort and spa and first class round trip flights to San Diego.
Expedia Rewards points can be redeemed on flights on more than 140 airlines and stays at more than 70,000 hotels, with the option of mixing and matching airlines and choosing between a wide range of national brands and independent hotels. The Expedia Rewards program launched in March of 2011 and is a first-of-its-kind program that allows members to earn points on the hotels, flights, packages and activities they book on Expedia.com. To learn more about Expedia Rewards please visit www.expedia.com/Rewards.
Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. With the Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates available online for all types of travel.
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