It can be pretty expensive to go on vacation these days, but if your family is anything like mine, you still want to go on vacation. I’ve written before on how to get a discount on vacations, by using Priceline and Hotwire, or by traveling off-season, but there are still other ways to get great deals also.
Ebates is a free, highly popular site that can be used to get cash back while shopping online. Simply set up a free profile, and shop through Ebates when making your purchases online. Ebates offers some great cash-back deals on travel too – some discounts include 6.5% back for Holiday Inn, 2% back on Hotwire (a double deal, since Hotwire already represents a great discount!), $1.50 back on JetBlue, and 3% back on Southwest Airline Vacations. Every three months, you’ll get your accumulated money back (assuming you meet a minimum threshold). Here’s a link to Ebates to get started.
Flash travel sales are becoming a big deal, and if you catch just the right one, you can save a lot of money. You can find flash sales a variety of ways – through flash sites like Totsy.com, Groupon, and Gilt Group, through emails directly from providers, and through websites. Here’s an example of a flash sale – you generally have just a short amount of time (like 24 hours) to make your purchase.
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