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 ways to save money on travel like Groupon Getaways, discounted gift cards, cash back for travel or be spontaneous with last minute travel deals!
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!
Groupon: The Congress Plaza Hotel – Chicago Loop, from $97
Groupon: 3-Night All Inclusive Stay for Two at Club Ambiance – Runaway Bay, Jamaica, save 53%!
Groupon: From $107 a Night at Colony Palms Hotel- Palm Springs, CA
Groupon: Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort – Sunny Isles Beach, FL, $79 a night!
Groupon: Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa – San Francisco Bay Area, $139 a night!
Save 50% on the Hotel Deal of the Day!
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!
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