Save Money with Online Travel Deals

Get significant savings on your travel costs with these online travel deal tips and tricks

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Stretch your dollar farther by cashing in on online travel deals

Travel deals offered by daily deal sites can mean big savings on travel tickets, accommodations and products

People love a bargain, and with all the new ways to stay connected and the rapid growth of technology, there is always a deal to be had – and shared – online.

Here are some popular online options for saving money.

Subscribe to Daily Deal Websites for Travel Deals

One of the most well-known daily deal sites is Groupon, where you can find great deals in and around your hometown, ranging from restaurants to personal services. Once you purchase your Groupon, you are free to use it at your convenience within the specified timeframe. These deals are an easy and affordable way to try new activities or restaurants without breaking the bank. Groupons also make great gifts for friends who love a bargain.

Expand your savings by receiving deals for cities outside your hometown, such as places you visit regularly on business or potential vacation destinations. Just be sure to read the terms and conditions of the coupon before you buy it to ensure that it will be valid during your stay.

With so many deal sites offering daily savings, you can get hundreds of e-mails piling up in your inbox and not enough time to sort through them all. OneSpout aggregates deals from more than 50 websites and sends them to you in one tidy, daily e-mail. You can sign up to receive deals from as many cities as you want, and you can even specify the types of bargains you feel are most applicable to your lifestyle (e.g. If you don’t have a pet, you can eliminate all deals related to pets).

A major bonus? Often, package travel deals, such as airfare and accommodation discounts, pop up in these daily emails. Try signing up for a city you would like to visit and see if a hotel there offers a deal.

Search for Discounts on Travel Products

When browsing for travel products online, never purchase anything without doing a Google search for a pertinent online coupon or promotion code.

Touted as “the most useful site for Internet shoppers looking for savings,” RetailMeNot provides shoppers with more than one million coupons to more than 100,000 stores that are rated by usefulness and popularity by consumers. You’ll find a list of all the active coupons for the product you’re considering, and an online code to enter before you purchase the item.

CouponSnapshot also offers thousands of coupons from thousands of retailers for online shoppers. If you sign up for their Coupon Alert system, the site will notify you via e-mail when your favourite stores have new deals.

The best way to get access to offers like this is via the Internet, so if you aren’t looking for deals online already – get busy!

Founder and president of Travel Best Bets, Claire Newell has appeared on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Good Day New York, ABC Morning News – Chicago, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and CNN Radio, and is the official travel consultant for Global TV. She has been a spokesperson for Disney’s, and featured in promotions for the Vancouver International Airport and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Newell has authored or been featured in articles for Success, Professional Woman, Today’s Parent, Readers Digest and for various newspapers. She is the best selling author of Travel Best Bests – An Insider’s Guide to Taking Your Best Trips, Ever and has just finished her second book.
This wife and mother of two has also launched two lines of luggage & travel accessories. Visit for more information.