Good way to use some of those summer pictures
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Good way to use some of those summer pictures
I haven't seen any stats, but my gut tells me many people are still waiting to get on their computer to book travel. I think that's a mistake. I am seeing better savings available for many trips with the one item that you probably have out a lot throughout the day; your phone!
If you have read my posts lately I have been promoting Hotel Tonight where you can book a one night stay for that same day starting at 9 am and save bog, plus I will give you a code for a free $25 off your first booking.
In addition, many travel sites are really promoting their mobile apps. Why not keep an eye on prices and book using a mobile app. You can save between 25-40% with some of the promo codes.
As I have written previous(click) promo codes may not all be guarantees and can be frustrating but its at least worth looking at before hopping on that computer.
Heres a list of some possiblilities for you to save on your phone:
Hotel Tonight- same day hotel bookings at a low cost. You see the hotel and the price. Promo code RFOJTIK when signing up and get $25 credit (click here)
Travelocity- MOBILE30/MOBILE40 save 30% off booking of $100 or more, save 40% off booking of $150 or more (click here)
Expedia- get a $25 discount off first mobile booking of $100 or more (click here)
Orbitz-$25 off first booking using promo code DOWNLOAD25 (click here for details)
Get a free $60 when you spend $300
great way to stock up and save
These also make great Christmas gifts
get 15% off using living social today
valid on local deals and escapes
Max discount is $50
Click below to save now
I seem to be seeing this more and more and it can be frustrating if you don't have the patience when booking travel.
Many times I am sharing promo codes from various sites like Orbitz, Travelocity, etc.
I am seeing a trend where those codes are actually only valid in what seems to be like 1% of actual hotels available. As always, I try and help friends look for deals so I was doing research and even for the big researcher like myself it was frustrating.
I think this is why I find myself going to sites like Hotwire, Priceline, or Hotel Tonight to land a deal. Its easy and its always cheaper. With Hotel Tonight (phone app only) and Hotwire I know what hotel I am getting for at least what star level and amenities I am getting so its a no brainer for me.
One of the promo codes I am still willing to advise using that may be easier is the mobile app codes. Travel companies want you booking on their mobile apps and there can be some deals that will score you 20-30% off at time.
Hotel Tonight is one of my favorite mobile deals where you download the app and sign up using my promo code(RFOJTIK) and you will get $25 to use on your first booking! You go in as early as 9 am (hotel location) and can book a hotel for 1 night. You see the hotel and price ahead of time. It's quick and easy.
Why now you ask?
Well, first off, you will see hotels trying to capitalize on empty space before summer is over. As August rolls around a lot of places especially towards east coast start school in August so it can be a slow month for some travel locations. If you are signed up for email alerts and seeing email deals like I am, there are great deals still to be had. I am seeing a lot of deals within a 3-6 hour drive of me which is a perfect getaway. The local getaway wont require any airfare and you could score a room at $100 or less per night.
Secondly September is right around the corner so if you don't have kids or maybe want to let them miss a couple days, why not take advantage of a month which is great for travel deals.
Finally as I always recommend no matter where you are going, remember to check great travel sites like Hotwire, Hotel Tonight(phone app only) and you can always score a great deal usually.
Now is also the time to start looking for Fall and early winter deals on sites like Groupon getaways or Living Social escapes too. Hotels like to start getting those in now so take a look at those.
As always, please go to my affiliates page (CLICK HERE) and click on my links before booking.
Download the Travelocity app and book a hotel on your app! Get $40 off a hotel booking of $100 or more using promo code: MOBILE40
This EXPIRES TODAY! so snag it now!
CLICK HERE for more info
You can't beat this deal for the service you get. So pick up a Wally Park Groupon today!!!!
Great Wolf lodge is again on Groupon and yes this place is expensive. I still want to try it eventually, but I not only wanted to share this discount but another you may or may not know about.
The "Heroes" promo code should save you a nice chunk, about 20% to be exact. I just did a comparison and it took a really cool KidKamp suite from $319 a night (2 adults, 1 child, 1 infant) down to $255 a night
Here's a break down on what the heroes discount is for all my LE, military, and yes, those fire guys too:
Rate for Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS workers. Must present valid ID at check in. Limit 2 rooms per ID. Limited number of rooms available for each date. May not be valid during holiday and blackout periods. Multiple night minimum stay may apply.
In this case the Groupon seems better but that's for a basic room so I would use the Hereos rate and go for the cooler looking room. Although that $50 credit would come in handy too, because I here its crazy expensive.
CLICK HERE to check it out & buy on Groupon:
For further savings, think about leaving the resort and hitting up a local place for food.
As a side note some friends stated instead of doing Great wolf they drove over to Idaho and did Silverwood for less then Great Wolf costs. I'll be doing some research on that too!
Well, summer has arrived and I thought I would share some great ways to save this summer on hotel stays.
As always you can sign up to receive emails from your favorite hotel brand but I know that can become bothersome, trust me. In order to blog various deals, I am getting hundreds of emails a week from the various brands.
1. Hotel Tonight App- Hotel Tonight is a smart phone app that provides you with same day hotel deals for 1 night bookings. So you can go on your phone (time now at 900 am local time of hotel location) and you can see all the deals offered. As with
other sites like hotwire the room type is not guaranteed, but you will save a decent amount. Sign up using my promo code: RFOJTIK and get a free $25 credit
2. Hotwire-As I have posted many posts about this site, I use hotwire frequently. I combine this with researching the deals on
betterbidding.com which can show me what hotel I am bidding on. This only works with hotwire but they do have a forum for Priceline too that gives bidding tips and help. Hotwire will send you a $10 promo code for signing up for their emails too
book from my links! CLICK HERE
3. AAA-if you have ever thought you might like roadside assistance this is great plus most don’t realize how many discounts are available with AAA. Last year I traveled with the family and since we were more specific with what type of room we wanted
so we needed to book direct with the hotel. I found some great AAA rates that saved me anywhere form 10-25% off which basically paid for the yearly membership with my savings. AAA also offers discounts at restaurants, shopping, and auto repair.
4. Groupon/Living social – Both have getaway and escape packages and I have used both with frequency and ease. Use my link for booking and check out the deals now! Use my links please to book! CLICK HERE
5.Travel Pony- A newer site that is social media based (log in with Facebook) They show you the hotel savings and will ask you to share the deal you booked.
CLICK HERE to sign up (free account) and get a free $35 promo code to use
6. Travel Zoo-another great site that has awesome deals. I have used them on a couple times and always been satisfied with the deals