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.