Monday, February 9, 2009

Let's make a (travel) deal.

Ok so times are tough. The economy is in the toilet and people are losing jobs left and right (600,000 jobs cut in January alone). This fear of consumer spending effects the travel business greatly. So in order to get people traveling in such weak financial times, airlines, hotels and even opaque travel sites are offering travelers coupons, promotional codes, money towards future trips and more.

Some of the great deals I found just today online include:

Expedia: Book your next hotel stay with Expedia and you will get a prepaid MasterCard debit card worth $50. Simply book either a 4-night stay or a flight with a 4-night stay and then a few weeks later you will receive the gift card in the mail. Click here for more information on this promotion.

Alaska Air: Book your next getaway at and you'll save 10% when you enter promo code AS9SAVETEN. Just purchase your package by February 28, 2009, and complete travel by April 30, 2009, to take advantage of this great offer.

Spirit Air: You have until midnight tomorrow (Feb. 10) to take advantage of this deal and get $35 off your next Spirit Airlines flight. This deal is good for travel through mid-December. Enter the promo code SAVE35 on the homepage when booking. You must be a member of the Spirit’s “$9 Club” - but non-members do receive a $17 discount. Click here for more information.

Travelocity: This is one deal where you do not have to enter a code. Travelocity has simply lowered prices on hundred of hotels worldwide. Click here for more information.

Orbitz: What happens when one site offers a sale? Of course the competition answers with their own version. So here is 50% off hotels worldwide through Orbitz.

Hotwire: What also happens when a site starts a sale? Another site comes out with a bigger and better deal to match it or beat it. Hotels are up to 60% off at right now

JetBlue: A different kind of sale is taking place at JetBlue right now. To commemorate their 9 year anniversary, the low cost carrier is celebrating with games and prizes on their website. If you play their memory game they will even give you 9% off your next flight. Click here for more information and be sure to sign up as a TrueBlue member (it's free).

If you are indeed looking for a deal or an idea of a place to visit that is "on sale", check out locations like Hawaii, Poland, Iceland, Las Vegas & Canada where your money will go farther.

Safe travels,


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