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Airbnb is one of the vacation rental booking services not available through cashback portals. But if you put in the effort to maximize your money when it comes to making Airbnb reservations, here are a few ways to do that:

How to Maximize Your Airbnb Stays With Cashback and Points
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    Maximizing Airbnb Gift Cards

    You can purchase Airbnb gift cards and earn some cashback. Then you use that gift card to pay for your Airbnb reservations. 

    For example, here's how you would do this with the Slide app, a platform to buy gift cards and earn 4% cashback each time. 

    • You can join Slide for free with the following link to download and install the Slide app on your mobile phone. 
    • You will receive $20 by joining, and you will earn 4% cashback through Slide every time you buy Airbnb gift cards. 
    • Direct Link to Slide $20 Offer

    Alternatively, you can also find Airbnb gift cards at grocery stores and some online merchants. For example, if you have a credit card that earns you bonus cash back or bonus miles or points for the grocery store category, you can use that card to buy the Airbnb gift cards at the grocery stores. The Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card offers 5% bonus categories each quarter, and the first quarter of 2022 will include the groceries category from January 1 - March 31, 2022. 

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    Maximizing the Best Credit Card For Airbnb

    If you do not want to purchase Airbnb gift cards, another way to really maximize your savings on Airbnb stays is to make sure you use a travel credit card that earns you a good return in terms of a vacation rental or travel purchases:

    Cards

    Airbnb
    Earnings

    Current Sign-Up
    Bonus Offer

    Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card 3x
    Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card 3x
    American Express Green Card 3x
    Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card 2x
    Capital One Venture X Credit Card 2x
    Capital One Spark Miles Business Credit Card 2x
    American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card 2x

    Checking Amex, Bank of America, Citi, and Chase Offers For Airbnb

    Banks such as American Express, Bank of America, Citi, and Chase may offer cashback on Airbnb bookings from time to time. You will have to check your card account to see if your account has the targeted offer. Once the offer is added to your card, you can use your card to pay for Airbnb reservations and earn cashback during the offer's validity. 

    It's worth noting that these Chase, Citi, Bank of America, and Amex offers for Airbnb purchases do not work with Airbnb gift cards purchases because Airbnb gift cards are processed by a third-party merchant. So just keep that in mind. 

    Using Capital One $200 Vacation Rental Credits

    For a limited time, the Capital One Venture X Credit Card is offering $200 vacation rental credits in addition to the lucrative 100,000 bonus Capital One Miles as the card's welcome bonus. You have one (1) year from being a Venture X cardholder to use the $200 statement credits on any vacation rental purchases such as Airbnb. 

    Earning Delta Air Lines SkyMiles With Airbnb

    Delta partners with Airbnb allowing SkyMiles members to earn 1 mile per $1 spent on all Airbnb stays. 

    To earn Delta miles with Airbnb stays:
      • Go to the Delta Airbnb website.
      • Click on the Book Your Airbnb button.
      • Enter your Delta SkyMiles numbers and click on the Continue to Airbnb button when prompted. 
      • You will be redirected to the official Airbnb site, and your Delta SkyMiles earning will be tracked in the back-end accordingly. 
      • You make your Airbnb reservations like you usually do. 
      • You can pay for your reservation with your preferred method of payment to maximize your savings:
        • Airbnb gift card
        • A credit card that earns you bonus cash back or bonus miles and points
        • Any Bank of America, Citi, Chase, or Amex offers that you can use. 
        • Capital One Venture X Credit Card $200 vacation rental statement credits.

      Earning British Airways Avios With Airbnb

      Like the Delta Airbnb partnership above, British Airways also partners with Airbnb. You can earn 2 Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent on Airbnb stays. 

      To earn British Airways Avios points with Airbnb stays:
      • Go to the British Airways Airbnb website.
      • Click on the Book accommodation on Airbnb button. 
      • You will be prompted to enter your British Airways Club membership number. Then click on the Continue button. 
      • You will be redirected to the official Airbnb site, and your British Airways Avios earning will be tracked in the back-end accordingly. 
      • You make your Airbnb reservations like you usually do. 
      • You can pay for your reservation with your preferred payment method to maximize your savings:
        • Airbnb gift card
        • A credit card that earns you bonus cash back or bonus miles and points
        • Any Bank of America, Citi, Chase, or Amex offers that you can use. 
        • Capital One Venture X Credit Card $200 vacation rental statement credits.

      Checklists to Maximize Your Airbnb Stays With Cashback, Miles, and Points

      • Buy an Airbnb gift card with Slide to earn 4% cashback. You can join and install the Slide app to get $20 as a welcome bonus if you are new to Slide. 
      • If you do not want to maximize your Airbnb stays with gift cards:
        • Use the best credit card that earns you the most bonus cash back or bonus miles and points for the travel and vacation rental category, such as Airbnb. 
        • Check your Bank of America, Citi, Chase, and Amex offers to see if any offers are available for Airbnb bookings. 
      • You decide whether you want to earn Delta SkyMiles or British Airways Avios with your Airbnb bookings. 
        • You earn 1 Delta SkyMiles per $1 spent on Airbnb stays worldwide. Or,
        • You earn 1 British Airways Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent on Airbnb stays worldwide. 
      • Pay for your Airbnb reservations with your preferred payment method to maximize your saving potentials on Airbnb stays:
        • Airbnb gift card
        • A credit card that earns you bonus cash back or bonus miles and points
        • Any Bank of America, Citi, Chase, or Amex offers that you can use. 
        • Capital One Venture X Credit Card $200 vacation rental statement credits.