Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On the Road: Hotel Discount Coupon Books

Traveling to Florida in the 90's, we would see billboards along I-95 for discount hotel rooms. When we would stop at the particular hotel, we were always told the discount rooms were gone. That is why I never paid attention to the hotel discount coupon books that were available at rest areas. I always thought they were just a gimmick to get people to stop at the hotel.

One year while driving to California, I decided to look at the books and try one of the coupons. It worked! I have used the Room Saver and Travel Buddy coupons with success every time since then. These coupons can also be obtained online. Since some of the rest areas on certain interstates have been closed, finding the coupon books has been a little more challenging, so the online option is a big plus.

Of course, one can always book reservations online. I do not like to do this because I do not want to be held to a certain destination. If I am tired, I will stop early. If I am feeling great, I will continue for as long as I can. In any event, if the decision to make a reservation is made, travelers should make sure to carefully check the details of the cancellation policy of the hotel in case their plans change.

(Photo taken in 2012)

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