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Hotels charging for items

I don’t like to pay full price for hotels, and gladly share my tricks for saving. However, is the hotel business that bad that they need to sell everything in the room from the shower head to the alarm clock? Many high end stores are even expanding beyond the items you’ll find in a hotel…

A new hotel amenity?

Every time I go out of town, I inevitably forget something. Usually it’s something small like a toothbrush. Sometimes I improvise or I ask the front desk for one of their small, complimentary brushes. This last out of town trip, I forgot my phone chargers. Without them, there’s not much you can do. My forgetfulness…

Airport parking that won’t break your travel budget

When most people book a flight, they search and search for the cheapest fare. With airfares skyrocketing, people are holding out longer. Some are even driving several hours to a different airport to save money. Once you book that flight, are you applying the same research tools to save money on parking? Spend ten minutes before…

Vacation getaways at a great price

 It’s week two of Groupon Getaways, and there is a new group of exotic getaways. I’ve been checking the sales of last week’s featured items, and at last check 7 deals sold out and 13 did not. The Vegas trip I mentioned last week didn’t sell out at last check. Saving on vacation is not new…

Better Business Bureau warning: hotel scam

If you got a phone call in your hotel room in the middle of the night asking for your credit card number would you divulge it? According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving east Texas, hotel guests are falling for the scam. According to the BBB, the caller identifies themself as a hotel employee…