Frugal Friday: Travel Tips

August 15, 2008 at 1:27 pm 1 comment

Having just returned from a road trip to Kentucky, and planning for another one this fall, I have traveling on my mind. Here are a few things that I have found to help save money along the way:

Join AAA. You can make up the cost of your membership with the savings from just two or three hotel stays. In addition to saving on hotels, you can save on meals and tickets to various attractions. Always ask if the establishment offers an AAA (Triple A) discount – you just might be surprised.

Get a credit card. This is one of the few times that I will advocate getting a credit card but, I suggest having one to use only for gasoline purchases. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of credit cards available that offer you back percentages of your gas purchases. That 2, 3, or even 5% will help you cut your gas costs significantly. Just make sure you pay your bill on time!

Join rewards programs. By participating programs like Choice Privileges you earn points that can be redeemed for free hotel nights, gas cards, car rentals, etc.

Be sure to visit Biblical Womanhood for more great frugal ideas.

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  • 1. Rob Williams  |  August 19, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    There are tons of ways to save money when traveling, just gotta know the right ways. I’m an ambassador for Hampton Inns, I had some info that it seems like you’d be interested in, I thought I’d let you know about it.

    Hampton Inn is offering 10% off the best available rate until September 1st. We’re also giving away bikes, vacations and a lot of other stuff for the Olympic Games!

    Check it out here: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/ en/hp/promotions/hx_su mmerpromo08/index.jhtm l?cid=OM,HX,Dreams,Specials&it=Specials,Dreams

    Check out this video also and let me know what you think! Hope I didn’t bother or cross any boundaries by contacting you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=D2Y0jf-BKpI

    Best,
    Rob Williams
    Official Hampton Inn Ambassador
    naturalhouse302@gmail.com

    Reply

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