From Tom Parsons - Online Coupons Can Save You Hundreds On Hotels, Food, Tickets And MoreAug-10-2012
There are many ways to save when you travel and sometimes the discounts are big, but even the small ones can add up the more you use them.
I like having an AAA membership for roadside assistance and guides, but I also like using my membership card to get discounts on attractions, like theme parks, museums, zoos and city tours. If you are 50 or older, you can join AARP and show your card to get discounts at home and when you travel.
I like to use coupon sites like Groupon and LivingSocial when I'm at home and I also check these sites for deals to my upcoming travel destinations. I've been able to get some great meals, city tours and attractions for half off. We have found deals like half off a two-night stay at an all-inclusive four-star beach resort in Antigua, half off a river rafting trip through the Grand Canyon and half off zip-lining through the rainforest in Puerto Rico.
I use the Entertainment coupon books in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and I also buy them for the destinations I'm traveling to. I like to use the coupons to save on dining out and for activities and attractions. Remember that there may be more than one book that will fit your destination. For example, when I go to Clearwater Florida, I use both the Clearwater and the Tampa Entertainment Books because I go to places in both cities. Visit www.entertainment.com.
Off season is a great time to get discounts and freebies on vacation packages because travel companies offer perks to fill empty seats and empty rooms. For example, you can stay at the 5-star Ritz Carlton in Montego Bay, Jamaica for a great price this fall, plus receive $150 in resort credits, which can be used for dining, golf or other resort amenities. If you went over Christmas or New Years, you would pay more than the fall package price for two just for the hotel room alone. Destinations like St.Croix, St. Thomas and Nassau have offered travel credits during slow seasons, like fall. If you book an air/hotel package to Nassau, Bahamas, you can receive an instant savings of $350 for stays of six nights or longer or $200 on a four- or five-night stay. The offer is valid for stays at select hotels and resorts through December 26 and packages must be purchased by August 20.
Click the link below for Tom's deals
Posted by Ken at 6:49 PM
- Link to this entry
| Share this entry