The typical family plans their vacation by…
1. Deciding where they want to go.
2. Searching for the best deals.
Maybe it’s time to reverse that thinking, maybe it’s time to find a deal first and a destination second.
When it comes to searching for deals, the traditional travel sites are a good starting point, but try a few of these unconventional money saving travel deals like Groupon Getaways, discounted gift cards and cash back for travel!
Groupon’s Travel Deals – The destinations are always changing, but the deals are always amazing…just remember to read the fine print! You can always find the latest deals on the right side of this page, and here are a few of this week’s best!
Legends Beach Resort – Negril, Jamaica – 3 night, all-inclusive stay for 2, starting at $199.50 per person
Las Vegas Hotel & Casino from $35 a night!
Boca Raton Marriott near Beaches and Golf – Boca Raton, FL, from $89 a night!
Washington Court Hotel in D.C. from $104 a night!
Scottsdale Links Resort – Scottsdale, AZ – Two-Night Stay for Up to Four in a One-Bedroom Suite from $119
The Great Weekend Sale- save up to 70% off weekend hotel stays from Hotwire.com! Offer valid now through May 31st
Savings in Orlando! Up to 50%off! Book by 6/7, Travel by 8/24
Myrtle Beach on Sale! Save up to 25%! Book by 6/7, Travel by 8/24
Save $25 on a B&B Getaway Gift Card
Earn Cash Back - Have you ever thought about earning Cash Back for your travel? Through Ebates.com, you can earn cash back on your travel through sites like Expedia, Priceline and Travelocity as well as cash back from popular hotels and airlines. Example: Orbitz up to 5.25% cash back, Expedia 5% cash back, Travelocity 5%, Holiday Inn 4.5% cash back, Comfort Inn 3.5% cash back, Dollar Rent-a-Car 3.5% cash back, Sea World 2.5% cash back, Southwest Airlines Vacations 2% cash back! How does it work? Let’s use Holiday Inn as an example. The first step is to go to Ebates.com. Next, in the search box on the top, right side enter Holiday Inn. A page will come up that shows you how much cash back you’ll earn as well as any special promotions or coupon codes that are currently available. Finally, click the “shop now” button, and you’ll be taken directly to the Holiday Inn site. Whatever you end up spending with Holiday Inn, you’ll earn 4.5% of that back from Ebates. Quarterly, Ebates mails you a BIG FAT CHECK for all your cash back! If you’d like to learn more about earning cash back for travel, I recently wrote an in-depth article for Family Travels on a Budget .
Remember, deal first…destination second!
Stop dreaming, start traveling!