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Get a FREE $40 Airbnb Coupon Code (Even if It’s Not Your First Booking)

Airbnb is one of the most popular ways to book accommodations on your travels. It’s even better when you’ve got an Airbnb coupon code to get a $40 discount!

Get a FREE $40 Airbnb Coupon Code (Even if It’s Not Your First Booking)

If you haven’t used Airbnb before, now is a good time to sign up! When you use the code REFERRAL-ACONEWED, you’ll get a $40 Airbnb coupon code for your first booking.

If you already have an account, you’ll need to sign up with a new email address in order to use it. But here’s a little tip for Gmail users who already have an Airbnb account:

Gmail users can insert a period (.) anywhere in your email address and Airbnb will think it’s a new account—but you’ll still get the email in your regular Gmail inbox! If my email address was [email protected] (it’s not), I could signup for Airbnb with [email protected] and get a new discount code! Note that this only works for Gmail addresses.

How to Get Your $40 Airbnb Coupon Code

The Airbnb discount operates on a referral basis. If a friend refers you, you get a voucher for $40 off your first stay. They just need to send you the link via email, a Facebook post, or a simple message.

When you use the code REFERRAL-ACONEWED, you will be credited $40 as soon as you book your first stay of over $75. That’s a $75 stay for less than half the price!

“But what if I don’t have a friend to send me the Airbnb promotion?”

Maybe you’re the only one who travels in your group of friends. First, you need to get new friends! Secondly, if you aren’t able to get this deal from anyone in your network, then you can click the button below. You can be my friend for the day, and as long as you use the code REFERRAL-ACONEWED, you’ll get a discount of up to $40 on your next booking.

Remember: You must book a stay of at least $75 in order to redeem this credit. The money will credit automatically, as long as you use the link above. Don’t worry if you don’t see it right away—just wait until you get to the checkout page and it will be there!

How to Get More Airbnb Discounts

So, you’ve already claimed your Airbnb voucher and want to get some more credit? It’s easy. This time, instead of redeeming the coupon code yourself, send the voucher to a friend! If you want to be really sneaky, you can send the voucher to yourself using the email hack I showed you above.

Here’s How:

  • Login to Airbnb
  • Hover your mouse over the icon with your name and profile picture (top right)
  • Click on “Travel Credit”

This page is where you manage all the discounts, vouchers and coupon codes you send out. You can invite friends via email, share directly to Facebook or share in a Facebook message. Or, just copy the link and send it directly to your friend.

If you know one of your friends is traveling soon, send them your code—they’ll thank you for the discount AND you’ll get some extra credit.

Now you just sit back and wait for people to make their first booking. And when they book $75 or more, you get a credit up to $40. The more you share, the more discounts you get! You can always view your credits on that same Travel Credit page.

EXTRA BONUS: If one of those friends you recommended becomes a host, you will get a $75 credit when they host their first guest. Nice!

Why Should I Use a Coupon for Airbnb Anyway?

Good question.

Let me start with a little introduction to Airbnb. Airbnb lets you stay in people’s apartments and houses while you travel. Sometimes the hosts are there with you, sometimes you have their whole apartment to yourself. You can choose to book a private room or a whole apartment—it really depends on what you’re looking for.

But why would I want to stay in some stranger’s apartment while I’m on vacation?

There are a lot of reasons, actually. Staying in Airbnb’s is a completely different vacation experience to one where you shack up in either hotels or hostels. For starters, you don’t have to deal with housekeeping knocking at the door of your hotel or noisy strangers barging into your hostel dorm at silly o’clock.

Seriously though, Airbnb gives your travels a more personal touch by offering you a home away from home rather than a hotel room. You also get privacy, which is a rare thing when you’re a frequent traveler.

You can find just about every kind of accommodation you could ever dream of on Airbnb. In my time I’ve seen legit castles being rented out, as well as villas fit for a Kardashian. Seriously—there are some crazy Airbnbs out there.

I mean, you’re probably going to be staying in an apartment, but it never hurts to dream big!

On top of that, Airbnb can save you a lot of money (especially if you’re using an Airbnb coupon). Virtually all properties are equipped with kitchens, which means you can cook meals at home to save money. Plus, if you’re traveling in a group Airbnb is almost always cheaper than paying for multiple hotel rooms or hostels dorm beds.

Can I Get an Airbnb Discount for Long-Term Travel?

Absolutely! I scored myself a sweet deal in London when I booked an Airbnb for six weeks. They gave me a 25% discount—that’s unheard of when it comes to booking hotel rooms.

Many hosts choose to offer Airbnb discounts to long-term guests, on either a weekly or monthly basis.

It is in the best interest of the owner of the property to get you to stay for a long time. If you stay for 2 months, they are guaranteed income for that time. What’s more, they don’t have to go through the hassle of finding someone else to stay in their property, giving them keys, cleaning up after them, etc.

If you travel long-term and think you might want to stay in an Airbnb for a few months you are in a very good bargaining position. I recommend booking the property for a few nights and seeing whether or not you like it. If you do, contact the owner and work out a deal with them.

This could save you a hefty chunk of cash.

What If I Want to Get off the Beaten Track?

Okay, so you want to go somewhere a little unusual.

Maybe you’ve decided to check out Kigali, Rwanda or you want to set up camp in a small town in Northern India. Airbnb has got you covered. In fact, to date, Airbnb has facilitated check-ins in 191 different countries.

That’s basically all of them.

Airbnb is literally giving you free money with their coupon code so jump on that bandwagon and start stockpiling credit for your next vacation.



  • How do I get a discount code for Airbnb?

    Use the code REFERRAL-ACONEWED to get $40 off your first Airbnb reservation.

  • How do you add a discount on Airbnb?

    If you have a discount code for Airbnb, you can add it when you get to the payment section.

  • Does Airbnb allow discount codes?

    Airbnb does allow discount codes, and you can use our code for $40 off your first reservation: REFERRAL-ACONEWED.

  • Is Airbnb or Vrbo better?

    I typically recommend Vrbo over Airbnb because you don’t get as high of service charges and fees. It’s always worth checking both to find the best prices!

  • Why doesn't the Airbnb coupon work?

    If the Airbnb coupon doesn’t work, it’s likely you already have an existing account. You’ll have to create a new account with a new email to use this code.

About the Author

Jeremy Scott Foster

Jeremy Scott Foster is an adventure-junkie, gear expert and travel photographer based in Southern California. Previously nomadic, he’s been to ~50 countries and loves spending time outdoors. You can usually find him on the trail, on the road, jumping from bridges or hustling on his laptop working to produce the best travel and outdoors content today.
  1. I think this ended in 2020 I got excited when I seen 2022 but it’s not back , people may still have their codes but airbnb is not issuing the credit

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