On the heels of Priceline’s OpenTable acquisition, Orbitz is getting into the restaurant space—the company yesterday launched Orbitz Rewards Dining, a new program that allows loyalty members to score extra perks for dining at specific restaurants. It’s the result of a partnership with Rewards Network, a Chicago-based company that maintains a database of 11,000 restaurants.
Rewards Network has ties to other travel cards, including AAdvantage and MileagePlus cards. Simply register up to five credit cards—Orbitz or otherwise—and you’ll get 5 percent cash back, in Orbucks, when a participating restaurant's charge shows up on your credit card statement. (Those who carry Orbitz credit cards get a full 7% cash back in Orbucks instead.) Given that you never have to think about it again, it’s well worth taking a minute to register your cards—you can do so right here.
Nikki Ekstein is an Assistant Editor at Travel + Leisure and part of the Trip Doctor news team. Find her on Twitter at @nikkiekstein.