Hotel Deals and Offers
How to find the most for your money
With today's rollercoaster economy, many people mistakenly believe that a vacation is out of the question. Fortunately, if you know when and where to look you can find some great hotel deals and offers for the exact same reason and get that vacation after all.
Timing can be a major factor. Hotels don't want to have rooms sitting empty. Let's face it, that simply won't pay the bills, so many hotels will discount or upgrade rooms just in order to fill them at the last minute. You will often get the best deals if you book well ahead of time or spin the roulette wheel so to speak and wait until the very last minute.
There are many travel sites now on the internet. These sites do not all offer the same deal so taking the time to compare pricing if using an online booking company is a wise thing to do. Further these sites compete by not only price but by supplementing "freebies". Freebies can help keep your pocketbook fuller for more exciting things. Some examples of freebies are things such as gas cards where if you book with them you receive a $50 gas card. That might just be enough to cover your gas to your destination depending on how far you are traveling. Others might offer such things as free beach chair and umbrella rentals, $100 rebate placed on your credit card , or specials such as stay 2 nights get a third night free etc. all of which can add up quickly and save you a great deal of money. So don't look at just the room rate, look to see if any freebies are offered as well.
No laptop with you while traveling? Always stop at your state welcome centers. They are full of discount booklets with coupons galore on everything from hotel rates to what you might want for dinner that night. Many hotels also offer special internet only rates if you book online with them.
Last but not least, most of the larger hotel chains these days offer free membership cards. With these cards they give you points for each time you book with a hotel in their chain and add them up to receive a free hotel stay. It's their way of rewarding loyal customers.
It may take a bit more time and research on your part, but if getting away for a bit is something that is important to you then pack your bags because, yes there are indeed special offers that just might make that dream a reality. Have a wonderful vacation and don't forget to post plenty of pictures!
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