Five Tips to Travel for Less
Summer is the perfect time to embark on a family vacation, a solo trip or a road trip with your friends. While the idea of a getaway sounds absolutely thrilling and exciting, most people could not help but think about the damage it is going to make on their bank accounts. Truth is, in order to have a great time; it is not a requirement that you have to spend much. Couponing is a trick that comes perfectly handy not just in retail stores and supermarkets. It is also a great way to snag amazing deals on hotels, flights, travel packages and more.
Here are five simple ways to make the most out of your summer without breaking the bank:
- Be a member if you can.
Never say no to a free membership on your airline’s frequent flyer group or your preferred hotel chain’s discount club. While they may bombard you with frequent emails and newsletters, belonging to these members clubs can actually be very beneficial for you. Not only will you get access to the best flight deals and limited hotel discounts, most clubs reward their members generously with free upgrades, additional checked-in luggage and extra points for loyalty cards.
- Always look for travel coupon codes and book with deal finding sites like Hotels.com or Expedia.com
Given the numerous deal sites and hotels.com coupons available online, it almost seems like a crime to pay full price for anything – whether it’s a roundtrip ticket, an overnight hotel stay or a restaurant meal. Just Google “coupon codes” and you’ll be sure to snag one at a really good price! Also, utilize the power of social media by liking the Facebook pages of your favorite hotels and airlines. You should also follow them on Twitter. You will be surprised at how generous companies in the hospitality industry are to their fans. Also, I love taking advantages of expedia.com, they post great vacation packages and their unique expedia coupons and deals.
- Invest in an Entertainment book coupon.
Entertainment book coupons provide its owners with great savings on car rentals, hotels, restaurants, movie theater passes, museum tickets, e-cigarettes and more. You can either buy one for the city you’re in or you can just simply subscribe to their online service that allows you to print all the coupons you need. Don’t forget to read the fine print - as the coupons sometimes have restrictions on their date of use.
- Sign up for deal sites.
SumoShopper, Retailmenot, Fabudaily, LivingSocial, Groupon, Dealfind are among the many deal sites online that provide exclusive travel and accommodations deals for their members. They usually offer all-in packages at 60% less than the total price which makes it easy and convenient for travelers to just pack their bags and leave! Make sure to subscribe to their mailing list to get first dibs on the best deals. Chances are: once a deal is really worth it, it will be gone before you know it!
- Be a smart coupon buyer. Be a wise spender and do your homework before buying coupons. Check the following things before deciding on a purchase: • Are taxes included? • Are reservations required? • Are there blackout dates? • When is the expiry date?
Anyone who thinks traveling comes with a hefty tag surely has not discovered the wonders of couponing.
Happy coupon hunting and enjoy traveling!