Some things just go together. Milk and cookies. Donuts and coffee. And, of course, travel and dining.
To help you make all your travel and food dreams come true, it’s now possible to eat your way towards discounts on the perfect hotel. We’ve integrated with OpenTable to let you use your Dining Points toward discounts at participating hotels.
What exactly are OpenTable Dining Points? When you make and honor a restaurant reservation through OpenTable’s site or app, you have the option to earn “points” for your reservation. Collect enough points, and you can use them towards various rewards like a gift card. And starting now, users that have racked up 2,000 points or more on OpenTable can begin redeeming them to save up to $200 on their hotel stay.
From discounts on boutique properties to international favorites, here’s how it all works:
1) Eat out. Earn points.
Register for a (free) OpenTable account and start finding the perfect place to eat. Before you complete your restaurant reservation on OpenTable, be sure to select the option to earn Dining Points when booking your table. After you show up to the restaurant, these points will be added to your account.
2) Find the perfect hotel.
Once you’ve earned at least 2,000 points and are ready to plan your next trip, log into your account on OpenTable.com to view your points and see your reward amount towards hotels on KAYAK. Select “Redeem” to be sent to opentable.kayak.com to start your hotel search. Search hundreds of travel and hotel sites at once, filter by what you’re looking for (pet-friendly? romantic? free Wifi?) and there it is, the perfect hotel.
3) Save cash money.
Found the hotel you want? Choose to redeem some or all of your Dining Points on KAYAK to save between $20-$200 on your stay. Enter and confirm your information then select “Confirm Reservation” to book your stay.
So the next time you find yourself looking for a great restaurant to try, remember that your meal could be just what you need to help you save on your next getaway.