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How To Find Discounted Hotel Rooms?

#5 – Cut your electric bill in half by unplugging electronics and appliances that you are not using. Even when off, they pull electric current. If you are forgetting to unplug your items, invest in a Smart Strip (different than a standard power strip). It does not allow your items to pull any current when off.

To make it even more convenient, you can use an online tool to find a hotel rate that matches what you want to pay. Say that your travel budget has you looking for a certain price range in a certain city. When you use the Hotel Search tool available with your savings card online account, you can enter the rate range you’re looking for.

Once you’ve reached the West Bank, you’ll find a number of taxi drivers waiting around if you arrive early in the morning or in the late afternoon. Some will try to approach you, as they are hoping to be your personal guide for a day. Most of them know the sites well and charge reasonable rates. Talk to a few of them, and make sure to ask about references. Many carry notes from other tourists endorsing their services. It’s important that you are comfortable with your driver, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.

I then went to the Harrah’s website and it gave me accommodation for two adults for the same dates as above for a total of $1110.00, and that doesn’t include the flight price. That’s $550 per person just for accommodation at Harrah’s alone.

The report gave some ideas for deal-seekers as well. Abu Dhabi’s neighboring emirate, Dubai, saw a 2 percent decrease in average room rate. And Edinburgh, Scotland, posted a 3 percent decline for the year. In the fourth quarter of 2008, after the economy tanked, key travel destinations like New York, Paris, Hong Kong and Amsterdam all noted room rate decreases – in the case of Amsterdam, rates fell almost 10 percent from the July-to-September period. Maybe it’s time to go Dutch!

Think of all the things you could do with all the money you’ll be saving with this book. You would be able to use the cash to fund your next “dream” vacation or you could invest the cash in something or better yet you can use it to pay your bills and pay off some of the debt you have incurred!

I mention this because in the fall of 1986 we were doing a major renovation in our home from mid-September to just before Thanksgiving. During that time we spent every Friday through Monday at a Fort Lauderdale or Hollywood Beach hotel to get away from the mess. I asked my hotel friends for a discounted room rate and they helped . We did not request a discounted rate during Columbus Day Weekend when rooms were in short supply.

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