Thursday, June 26, 2008

Frugal Friday: Hotel Discounts

This week's frugal tip comes from my discount-savvy father-in-law! Thankfully, he shared this with us and our travel budget has benefited from it already.

When traveling, stop at all state Welcome Centers(rest areas at state lines) along the interstate. They often have free hotel coupon booklets available for their state or region.

The ones we picked up on our trip to and from NJ are good for the summer. So whenever traveling, it's a good idea to continue to pick up the most current booklets. You just never know when you're going to need a hotel!

These contain hotel coupons for specific areas and exits. Most end up being half price when you use the coupon. Some restrictions apply such as no previous reservations-walk in's only or are only good for Sunday through Thursday. Some don't allow to use your hotel discount/priority cards in addition to the coupon and others do. Just read the fine print and you're good to go!

We stopped for the night in Virginia last Saturday and because of the no previous reservations rule, ended up stopping at several different hotels at the same exit before finding one that had room for us. So that took a little extra time, but that's not a bad trade-off for a room that was half-price!

From now on, we will definitely be picking up these booklets and using them for a more frugal night's stay when traveling!

For more frugal ideas and tips please visit Biblical Womanhood.

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