Get Rich Slowly has a fantastic vacation money saving tip Take Only Photographs: Frugal Souvenirs. Seriously, I bet 98% of souvenirs purchased are in the city dump within a year.
A Travel Around The World asks Frequent Flyer Programs, do they really pay off? I’ve asked myself that question before. The answer depends on the day. Sometimes it is yes, (usually when I’m enjoying a free trip) and sometimes it is no (when I’m dealing with the frustration of trying to book rewards travel).
Money Saving Travel Tip: Plan a vacation for your birthday. Each year Delta Sky Miles members get emails a few weeks before. Delta always offers a promo for traveling around your birthday. This year it’s 2,500 bonus miles for qualifying travel and a possible $100 off a Delta Vacations get away.
Switch to Reliant Energy, and American Airlines is willing to offer you 20,000 AAdvantage points as an incentive. Details here.
Best Western has a promotion that will give you bonus miles when you purchase a Best Western Travel Card® before August 31, 2010. Earn 500 bonus miles for every $100 Travel Card purchase. The Travel Card works just like cash and can be redeemed at over 4,000 Best Western® hotels worldwide.
I got an email this week from Priority Clubs. They are trying to encourage people to travel to Thailand saying, “Your amazing Thailand holiday awaits you. Enjoy special rates from USD45 with complimentary room upgrade and late check-out till 3pm.” I guess political turmoil is good news for anyone who wants to travel cheap – not that Thailand has ever been expensive.