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Don’t Overpay For Your Hotel Rooms!

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Everyone loves a good hotel sale! I don’t know about you but to me, getting a hotel on sale means paying less than you normally would. Sales aren’t everyday events but getting the best price possible on each and every hotel stay can be an every trip event! It’s easy to know if the price you’re paying for your hotel stays is the very lowest price possible.

No matter what website you use to book your hotel rooms, if you’re paying cash and book a free cancelation rate, after you’ve booked your reservation make sure to Pruvo-proof your reservation. This ensures you’re getting the best price possible. And bringing Pruvo into the loop is super easy to do. Here’s a short video to see how it works.

I wrote a detailed post about how to Pruvo your reservation. However, Pruvo has made some great changes that make Pruvo-proofing your reservations even better.

How Pruvo Gets Even Better

Even if you have a travel agent make your hotel reservation and they’ve attached special perks for you, Pruvo tracks the exact same room with the exact same perks. For example, if you book a Superior room with a king size bed, sofa bed, free wifi, and balcony with side sea view, Pruvo will search for the exact same room with the exact same perks…or better. As long as these perks are offered by the major online travel agencies as well, then the possibility of finding potential price drops remains the same.

You Can Even Get A Better Room Using Pruvo

Pruvo has also started looking for better rooms within the same hotel as well, as long as it is less expensive than the original room. Pruvo added this feature since sometimes there might be significant discounts on Superior, Deluxe, or Luxury rooms, but for standard rooms nothing has changed. Who wouldn’t want an upgraded room for the same price or less?

No Need To Be Concerned About Privacy With Pruvo

Pruvo noticed that some people have security concerns regarding sending their original reservation. So now, if someone does not want to send their original hotel reservation, they can send a blank email to Pruvo here with the subject title “Please send me a link to manually input my reservation details”. They will then receive a link and basically fill out all the necessary details Pruvo needs in order to track the reservation without providing any details. It is important to note that Pruvo never has access to your credit card information. They do not make any changes to reservations, nor book new ones, nor cancel original ones.

Multi-language Interface

Pruvo has also added interface in Portuguese, French, Russian and Italian due to its growth in countries speaking those languages. And they now have a demo video with step by step explanations on how to use their service. This is a great addition to their website.

Bottom Line

If you haven’t tried Pruvo, you’re missing out. Since they started in May 2016, they have already saved their customers over a million dollars. Even if you are using one of the other sites that work in this way, give them a try and see what you think. Pruvo is a no risk “nothing to lose” way to monitor your hotel bookings. Just as people buy traveler’s insurance, using Pruvo is basically using a free best price insurance policy.

If you don’t hear from them… congratulations! You booked the best deal. If you do hear from them… great news! They just saved you money! Either way, you have nothing to lose.

If you already use Pruvo, what’s been your biggest hotel savings? Come on, brag a little! Any questions, let me know in the comments below.

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15 thoughts on “Don’t Overpay For Your Hotel Rooms!

    1. Shelli Post author

      Hi again, Jerry. Though I don´t have the answer to that, I can tell you that in the past year since I have been following Pruvo, I have seem them tweak and fine tune their functions, while growing in the hotel space. I think for now this is their focus. I would think that as they position themselves well in the hotel post booking price world, and optimize that, they might enter other industries like cruises, car rentals and any other areas where getting us a better price AFTER booking (when prices drop) would also be great and doable. Hope that helps answer your question.

    1. Shelli Post author

      Hi Matt, Pruvo´s business model is an affiliate model. Pruvo is an affiliate of multiple websites and hotel providers. They search for the lowest price, and regardless of who they refer you to, they get a commission if you rebook through that website/provider. That is how they manage to keep their service free for the customer. Hope that helps.

    1. Shelli Post author

      AC, If the amount of savings is significant, even if the hotel was booked originally using rewards, many people will prefer to save 25%-45% off the value by booking through an OTA without accumulating reward points and benefits. Hope that helps and thanks so much for reading. Great question!

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