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How can I join One Key?
It’s easy (and free) to join One Key –!
In order to be eligible for One Key (currently only available in the US) you must log in or create an account on the US-version of the Expedia, Hotels.com or Vrbo site or app. For eligibility requirements to transition tier status and rewards from Expedia Rewards and Hotels.com Rewards, see below.
Please note, if you were an existing member of Expedia, Hotels.com or an account holder with Vrbo: In most instances, your account will be migrated to One Key automatically. Vrbo travelers will need to accept T&Cs. In order to be eligible for the migration to One Key (currently only available in the US) you must have created an Expedia, Hotels.com or Vrbo account on the US-version of the site or app (for app, the region in phone settings must be set to US when the account was created or when the app was downloaded).
How does One Key, the new Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo travel rewards program work?
One Key is our new travel rewards program where members can enjoy Member Prices and earn OneKeyCash for eligible bookings. Here’s what to know about earning OneKeyCash, our rewards currency that can be used on Expedia, Hotels.com, and Vrbo:
As long as you’re a member, and sign in before you make any bookings, you’ll earn rewards across all eligible, global travel bookings made on the US points of sale on Expedia, Hotels.com, and Vrbo.
Members will receive 2% in OneKeyCash for every dollar spent* on eligible hotels, vacation rentals, activities, packages, car rentals, and cruises and 0.2% in OneKeyCash for every dollar spent on eligible flights. And don’t forget, you earn OneKeyCash on top of any airline loyalty program earnings and credit card rewards.
The account holder who makes the booking earns the OneKeyCash, no matter which travelers are named in the booking. Planning a family trip? All OneKeyCash, including those from roundtrip flights for all family members, will be deposited in your One Key account. No need to set up accounts for your family members or children to collect rewards.
Your rewards get bigger when you book stays at VIP Access properties. In One Key’s Silver tier, your OneKeyCash earnings go up by 50%. It’s 2x when you reach the Gold tier and 3x when you reach the Platinum tier.**
When you make most ‘Pay Now’ bookings, your OneKeyCash will arrive in your account just three days after you complete your trip. For ‘Pay Later’ and all Vrbo bookings, your OneKeyCash will generally be confirmed 45 days after you complete your trip. For any car rental bookings made on Hotels.com and Expedia this can take up to 90 days to be confirmed.
* USD only. Excludes taxes and fees.
** Bonus OneKeyCash is applied on the base OneKeyCash earned and not in conjunction with other applicable bonus OneKeyCash offers.
How can I track and redeem my rewards with One Key?
Your rewards are easy to track – Just head to your rewards activity page to see what you have earned and your progress toward your tier status.
Note: Only eligible bookings receive rewards. For more information on what bookings are eligible please see above and our .
When you’re ready to redeem OneKeyCash, once confirmed, it’s yours to use at any time. Here are a few details to keep in mind:
OneKeyCash can be used on US dollar ‘Pay Now’ bookings only and participating vacation rentals.
To use OneKeyCash on a flight, you will need enough OneKeyCash to cover the entire cost of your eligible flight, including taxes and fees, and may not add any optional extras like checked bags or seat assignments. You can purchase those extras after booking your ticket. OneKeyCash may only be used on selected flights.
OneKeyCash cannot be redeemed for cash and is not transferable to other members, but you can redeem OneKeyCash on eligible bookings in someone else's name.
How do you reach tier status with One Key?
The more trip elements you book across Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo, the higher status you earn with One Key.
What’s a trip element? They’re the different parts of a trip—One Key takes every trip element into account and rewards you for it.
Trip elements include:
1 air ticket (one way or roundtrip)
1 hotel room night (each night counts as an element)
1 night in a vacation rental
1 night on a cruise
1-day car rental
1 roundtrip ground transportation ticket (airport shuttles, transfers, etc.)
1 activity ticket (a private tour, a theme park ticket, etc.)
*Trip elements must be worth $25 or more in USD excluding taxes and fees to qualify.
Your tier status: It’s fast and easy to move up One Key tiers. Here’s what you need to book to qualify for each tier:
Blue - Just sign up, it’s free!
Silver - 5 trip elements within a year
Gold - 15 trip elements within a year
Platinum - 30 trip elements within a year
So, for example, if you booked 2 nights in a hotel and a 3-day car rental, you’d earn 5 trip elements, enough to reach Silver tier status in one trip.
Tier status will be earned on a calendar year basis, from Jan 1 to Dec 31. Your status for the upcoming year will be determined according to the number of trip elements you have collected by Dec 31 and your progress will reset as of Jan 1.
How do I get a discount with the Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo travel rewards program, One Key?
By joining our travel rewards program, One Key, you can instantly unlock member savings and earn and use OneKeyCash on eligible bookings. Just by signing up, you will receive 10% or more on thousands of hotels with Member Prices. Also, members save up to 30% when you add a hotel to a flight.
Is One Key, the Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo travel rewards program, free?
Yes, One Key is free to join! Once you sign up for this travel rewards program, you can instantly start earning OneKeyCash and get instant access to Member Prices.
How will my Expedia Rewards points and Hotels.com Stamps and tier status transition over to One Key?
Transition of existing rewards:
For Hotels.com Rewards accounts created on the US Hotels.com site, confirmed Hotels.com Rewards stamps or reward nights for bookings made on US and non-US sites will be automatically converted to OneKeyCash when One Key launches. Pending Hotels.com Rewards stamps for bookings made on non-US sites before One Key launches will not be converted into OneKeyCash and will remain in your Hotels.com Rewards account.