I am sure as most of you know using your AAA card or of course your senior discount can be extremely beneficial when your trying to save a little bit of money. Another little trick, If you are somewhat close by to a college you can let hotels know that “you are touring the colleges” ask if they can provide any discounts for this. You would be surprised.. in many cases this works.
Ask – Sometimes smaller hotel chains are willing to give you free upgrades (or even free nights). If you already have a reservation booked elsewhere, call them up and tell them that you would consider changing if you can get an additional night free.
Duty Free – Many airports and cruises have duty free shops that you can take advantage of. This could be the best time to buy alcohol.. clothes.. and much more. Tax free is ... that's a great deal!!
Go to the Grocery Store – Take a trip to the market and get a few basics. Instead of going to the down stairs lobby or having to “stop really quick to grab a bite to eat” take a pit stop and get a few grocery's Even if you are away from home, chances are high that there are grocery stores where you are traveling to. It’s worth it to take a trip there and get snacks, water, and everything you need for your trip. You can even get sandwich meat and bread if you have a refrigerator in your room and save the money you would spend on a “quick bite” for a nice dinner on the town. When you are browsing online instead of looking at your point of intrest take a look at nearby cities. Sometimes the smaller towns close to where youre going might have hotels that are much less expensive. If you don’t mind the 15 minute ride, you might just save a bundle.
Tourists usually take taxis since it’s the laziest way and the more obviouvs way to get from point A to B. Consider the subway or buses because it’s sometimes easier and it is much cheaper. This is also a unique way to sight see and meet locals. Chances are good that if the hotel doesnt have a free contential breakfast then the restranunt at the hotel is expensive and isn’t that great. It probably pays to walk out the front door in the morning and find a local favorite. When you grab a bite to eat ask for some extra bread or crackers. You will be suprised how much it helps when your waiting on the runway or a flight is delayed.
Getting off.. waiting and then getting back on a plane seems like a hassel and you might think connecting sucks but it sure saves you a good chunk of money doing it. Just take a few minutes to consider the idea don’t write it off right away.