and Entertainment Discount Program

3rd Nov 2003

PRNewswire TROY, Mich. and DALLAS Nov. 3 :

Entertainment Publications—the world`s leading marketer of coupon
books, discounts and merchant promotions—and—the largest
specialized provider of discount lodging worldwide—have joined forces
to provide consumers with a superior hotel discount program. This new
program, a part of Entertainment`s overall Hotels at Half Price(R)
discount lodging offerings, provides Entertainment members with guaranteed
best rates at the more than 9,000 hotels that offers worldwide.

“For years, our customers have enjoyed significant savings on literally
millions of nights in hotels by using their Entertainment memberships,”
said Alan Bittker, Entertainment`s president and CEO. “Now, by adding the
properties offers to our program, we can take it even one step
further, providing members a guarantee that they`re getting the best rate
that they`ll find at any of our participating hotels.”

Here`s how it works:

Consumers who purchase any edition of the 2004 Entertainment(R) book or an
Entertainment online savings subscription and register their memberships
on will gain access to the significant discounts (up to
70 percent off regular rates) that offers at more than 9,000
lodging properties. Members have two ways to secure this lowest guaranteed
rate: by visiting or by calling 1-800-50-HOTEL.


“ provides travelers with superior lodging product offerings at
the best guaranteed rates. By joining forces with Entertainment
Publications, we have added a significant distribution channel,” said Bob
Diener, president and co-founder of “This strategic
partnership not only offers both companies an opportunity to share our
strengths but—more importantly—the synergies between our companies
provides Entertainment members with the very best travel values.”

About Entertainment Publications
Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Entertainment Publications is the world`s
leading marketer of coupon books, discounts and merchant promotions.
Founded in Detroit, Mich. in 1962, Entertainment Publications has expanded
to serve more than 160 major markets and does business with more than
65,000 local merchants. The company`s main product—the Entertainment(R)
book—is part of a membership savings package containing discount offers
from local and national restaurants, hotels and other merchants
specializing in leisure activities. More than eight million memberships
are sold annually.
- , is the largest specialized provider of discount lodging
worldwide, providing service through its own websites (including and others), thousands of affiliated websites, and its
toll-free call centers (1-800-2-HOTELS). provides
accommodations to travelers at over 9,000 properties in more than 440
markets in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. The company
offers a one-stop shopping source for hotel pricing, amenities and
availability, and also specializes in providing travelers with
accommodations for sold-out periods.

Both Entertainment Publications and are operating businesses of
IAC/InterActiveCorp .



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