Posts Tagged With: cheap

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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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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Coupon code for 5% off Priceline.com!

Here’s a great coupon code that I use over and over again! Save 5% on Priceline Express Deals bookings by using the coupon code READYSET5 through 6/3/13. Five percent might not seem like a lot, but it really adds up when booking multiple nights!

Want to learn how to score great deals through Priceline? Check out my previous blog post.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

My dog enjoyed staying at a La Quinta recently. I got the room for $39 using the coupon code!

My dog enjoyed staying at a La Quinta recently. I got the 3-star room for $39 using Priceline’s coupon code!

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$5 for a $25 Restaurant.com certificate

Restaurant.com is having another sale! This is a great way to save money on dining during your next vacation. Simply search by city to find participating eateries.

Deals

They’re currently offering a $25 gift certificate for $5.

Learn more

Learn the ins-and-outs of Restaurant.com certificates on my blog, https://travelingsaver.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/restaurant-com/

Details

The discounted dining certificates are $5 until May 3, 2013. Use the code CINCO at checkout.

Visit http://www.restaurant.com/ to search for certificates.

©Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Chicago's Walnut Room is one of the dining establishments featured on Restaurant.com. Photo courtesy of smartdestinations.com

Chicago’s Walnut Room is one of the dining establishments featured on Restaurant.com. Photo courtesy of smartdestinations.com

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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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Coupon code for 5% off Priceline.com!

Here’s a great coupon code that I’ve used three times this month already! Save 5% on Priceline bookings by using the coupon code SPRING through 3/31/13. Five percent might not seem like a lot, but it really adds up when booking multiple nights!

Want to learn how to score great deals through Priceline? Check out my previous blog post.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

My dog enjoyed staying at a La Quinta recently. I got the room for $39 using the coupon code!

My dog enjoyed staying at a La Quinta recently. I got the 3-star room for $39 using Priceline’s coupon code!

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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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Free travel guides

When planning a trip I typically visit numerous tourism bureau websites and fill out countless forms requesting free vacation guides, road maps, and coupons. Lately, I’ve opted for free travel guides over destination guidebooks from the mega publishers. I like the free vacation guides for a couple reasons:

1) I am a visual person and often the free travel guides have dynamic photography vs. the black-and-white layout of the guidebooks;

2) Rather than hauling around a large guidebook in my backpack, I can simply take along the smaller vacation guide – or even just rip out pages of interest.

How do I find free travel guides?

Through the website Travel Guides Free, you simply fill out one form for everything. It saves a lot of time that can be dedicated to finding your next deal, whether it’s on transportation, lodging, or dining.

Travel Guides Free a great resource. Give it a try!

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Stock up on free vacation planning guides before your next trip!

Stock up on free vacation planning guides before your next trip!

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Lodging options for less than $70/night!

Lodging can be one of the biggest expenses while on vacation. Luck for us, Yahoo! Finance’s Farnoosh Torabi spoke with Laura Michonski of Budget Travel to score tips on finding cheap lodging.

Here are a few of Laura’s favorite lodging options – all for less than $70 per night!

HotelTonight – an app downloaded to your smartphone that will help you search last minute deals for the same day.

CouchSurfing – a website that connects travelers with hosts offering a free place to crash.

ConTENTment Camping – a service that will set up a posh tent (complete with furniture), often near popular theme parks or music festival grounds.

Watch the video clip and read the article here.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Check out these low-cost options before you book your next hotel!

Check out these low-cost options before you book your next hotel!

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