1. Join the Orbitz Rewards Program and Receive Orbucks

For every dollar you spend as a member of the Orbitz Rewards Program, you earn Orbucks, Orbitz dollars that are good for saving even more on travel.   Members receive 3% back in Orbucks on what you spend.   So if you spent $100 on a flight, Orbitz will give you 3 Orbucks back to spend on future travel.   You will also receive exclusive members only coupons to help you save even more.  Downloading and using their mobile app will help you save another 2% on purchases.  You can get as much as 10% back when using your Orbitz Rewards Visa Card, and referring a friend to the program gets both of you $25 towards a hotel.

2. Stay up Late on a Tuesday

Are you a night owl? Well now it’s going to pay off because Orbitz tends to have the best flight deals at midnight on Tuesday, and mid-week on Wednesday during the day. Timing is everything as they say, and booking at midnight is the best timing for your wallet.

3. Stack Coupons and Orbucks and Apply Rewards Miles

Orbitz makes it easy to save by allowing you stack coupons, rewards miles and Orbucks! Once you’ve earned some Orbucks you can use them on top of your airline miles to save even more.  Did you refer a friend to the program?  Then take that $25 you earned towards a hotel reservation and use your Orbucks to save big on your next vacation.

4. Book Early or Last Minute

If you’re a planner and like to get all the details taken care of right away, then make sure to be an early bird and get the best sales about 2-3 months before a big holiday.  If you tend to wait last minute or decide to be spontaneous and book a holiday vacation, then booking about 1-2 weeks before holiday travel you will find some great sales.

5. Take Advantage of the Best Price Guarantee

Orbitz is so confident they carry the best prices that they offer a Best Price Guarantee.  If you’ve booked a flight, hotel or car with Orbitz and find another site that offers a better deal, Orbitz will refund you Orbucks equal to the price difference plus an additional $50.  Being an Orbitz Rewards member nets you an even bigger Orbucks payoff if you find a better price elsewhere.  So if the flight you booked was sold for $100 less than what you paid on Orbitz, then you will receive $150 back in Orbucks.  So be sure to check other sites before you travel and you might find yourself lining your pockets with some extra Orbucks.