Money-saving tips

10% off hotels at Priceline!

All you techies out there will love this coupon code! Priceline is offering 10% off hotels if you book an Express Deal through their mobile app. Use code V5T78SXY at checkout. Deal ends on 7/25/13.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Use Priceline's mobile app to save big!

Use Priceline’s mobile app to save big!

 

 

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$49 Southwest Airlines ticket sale – ends today!

Quick! Take advantage of the $49 Southwest Airlines ticket sale before it’s too late! The sale applies to one-way, non-stop tickets. Check the details and book your flight here. Sale ends at 6 pm CST on 6/13/13.

Happy travels!

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Book your $49 airline tickets today through Southwest Airlines!

Book your $49 airline tickets today through Southwest Airlines!

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FREE museum admission for Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders

Do you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card? If so, you’re in luck! Score FREE admission to select museums nationwide by showing your card. Each cardholder gets one free ticket to over 150 museums nationwide.

Find a list of participating museums here. Date restrictions apply. Check their online calendar before planning your museum outing.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

The Mill City Museum in Minneapolis is one of 150 institutions nationwide offering free admission to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders. Remember, date restrictions apply.

The Mill City Museum in Minneapolis is one of 150 institutions nationwide offering free admission to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders. Remember, date restrictions apply.

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SALE – $5 Megabus tickets!

Get ready to plan your next adventure!

Megabus is offering $5 tickets to customers during the month of June 2013. Megabus seats are typically pretty cheap, but can be upwards of $40 if you’re traveling on a weekend. This $5 ticket sale is great because it includes Saturday travel!

Read my post about the ins-and-outs of Megabus travel here.

Book your trip through Megabus here.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Receive free Megabus tickets for travel between January 9 and February 28, 2013! Photo courtesy of Megabus.

Take advantage of the June 2013 Megabus sale and get $5 tickets! Photo courtesy of Megabus.

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FREE Travel + Leisure magazine subscription!

Although nearly every hotel and restaurant mentioned in Travel + Leisure magazine is out of my price range, I subscribe to the publication for a reason – I enjoy making these fancy-smanchy destinations a reality by searching out deals on my own. The magazine definitely caters to the upper-class tourist, but the destinations highlighted in each issue are reachable if you are budget savvy!

See if you qualify for a free subscription to Travel + Leisure magazine by clicking here.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Do you qualify for a FREE subscription to Travel + Leisure magazine? Image courtesy of Travel + Leisure.

Do you qualify for a FREE subscription to Travel + Leisure magazine? Image courtesy of Travel + Leisure.

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For even more deals, “like” Traveling Saver on Facebook

There’s a new, easy way to follow Traveling Saver – become a fan on Facebook!

Fans will receive up-to-date information on hotel deals, promo codes, and more!

Please forward this information to anyone interested in traveling for less.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

"Like" Traveling Saver on Facebook for even more deals! Image courtesy of http://www.facebook.com/TravelingSaver

“Like” Traveling Saver on Facebook for even more deals! Image courtesy of http://www.facebook.com/TravelingSaver

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FREE admission to your National Parks – April 22-26, 2013

My husband and I share a love for America’s beautiful and unique national parks. The National Park Service manages 401 (and counting) parks all over the US. These places range from flagship parks such as Yellowstone and Great Smoky Mountains to gems such as Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas – the smallest national park in the system!

While a handful of National Park Service properties are free, most charge admission. I’ve paid anything from a few dollars up to $25 at Yellowstone. Great news for fellow park enthusiasts – admission fees to all parks will be waived from April 22-26, 2013 in honor of National Park Week.

Find your national parks at: http://www.nps.gov/

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park will offer free admission from April 22-26, 2013 as part of National Parks Week.

Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Hawai’i will offer free admission from April 22-26, 2013 as part of National Parks Week.

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FREE Disney Vacation Planning DVD

Is your family planning a trip to a Disney park this summer? Order a free Disney Vacation Planning DVD through their website. The DVD will help you assess different lodging options and ticketing packages so you can get the best deals.

Any theme park, including Disney, can be expensive. To save costs, pre-plan your meals choosing more affordable dining options or simply bring a backpack with a picnic lunch. Equipping the family with refillable water bottles will save countless dollars at vending machines too!

What other ways do you save money when taking the family to a theme park?

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Planning a family trip this summer? Order your free Disney Vacation Planning DVD.

Planning a family trip this summer? Order your free Disney Vacation Planning DVD.

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The 10-day, $400 road trip

I’m a big fan of the all-American road trip – especially when it means packing up the car (and husband and dog) and visiting some of our nation’s best parks. A cooler full of food and a trunk full of camping gear can make road trips a very affordable way to travel.

A few years back, we took 10 days off work and headed west. We visited eight national parks, feasted on freshly caught trout, toured a cave, photographed wild horses, saw sacred Native American quarries, and cruised around a mountain lake – all for $400 per person (including gas and souvenirs)!

Here are a few of my best money-saving tips when it comes to the all-American road trip:

1. Pack a cooler! We only dined out twice in 10 days. Otherwise, all food came from our cooler and was pre-purchased before we left home. This allowed us to avoid pricey groceries on the road. Who wants to pay $5 for a bag of marshmallows at the campground store anyway?

2. Camp! On our last big road trip we paid as little as $8 per campsite at Theodore Roosevelt National Park to over $25 at Yellowstone National Park. We would have paid well over $100 per night if we were staying at park lodges.

3. Buy a pass! – Most parks require entrance fees which can range from a few dollars to $25. Because we knew we’d be visiting so many parks, we opted for a National Park Service pass for $80. It ended up saving us about $20, plus it was good for a year so we were able to use it in Florida a few months later!

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Road trips can be an affordable way to see some our country's best natural wonders!

Road trips can be an affordable way to see some our country’s best natural wonders!

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Valentine’s Day Freebies

Are you traveling with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? A variety of businesses are offering freebies in honor of this amorous holiday. Here are a few of my favorites:

Starbucks – buy one get one free specialty drinks after 2 pm.

Qdoba – buy one get one free meal – if you share a smooch!

Chili’s – free dessert when you purchase an entree.

See a complete list of Valentine’s Day Freebies here.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Traveling on Valentine's Day? Take advantage of some freebies!

Traveling on Valentine’s Day? Take advantage of some freebies!

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