We have had our fair share of hotel experiences and I love getting a good bargain! I have been able to land 4 star hotel rooms for under a hundred dollars which is a huge win in my book. I have worked with some amazing hotels and resorts but sometimes I like to take a break from working and just relax a little. When I do that, I begin my bargain hotel shopping!
First, I find the exact dates and location we want. This helps me when finding the best prices and comparing the hotels. Once we have our dates and location set, I begin looking at bargain sites. My favorites are Hotels.com and Priceline. Next I search my email for any discount codes and look on google. A lot of times Hotels.com will send discount codes for being signed up with their rewards program so make sure you sign up, it’s easy! I then go through whatever app has the best percentage off/cash back. Most of the time iBotta or Ebates has at least 4% off either Hotels.com or Groupon, sometimes even Priceline! I book through using whatever app I choose on top of applying any discount codes I found. For example I just booked our San Diego trip through ibotta where I got 4% cash back on top of 10% off hotels.com from a coupon code I found. Yes you really can do that! It’s a fast, easy way to land a cheap hotel room. For our upcoming trip, I was able to get a balcony king room with view of the San Diego bay for $250 for the whole weekend. A steal compared to some prices I’ve seen! Groupon is also good for booking, but they don’t always have the location I need.
In the end, make sure to check your sites and apps. You can stack coupon codes and it gives you the most bang for your buck!
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