We all want the best deals: $10 off, free shipping, cash rebates, 20% off anything at Bed Bath & Beyond, etc. It feels great to know that you saved a few extra bucks because you did your due diligence and knew where to look for the best prices.
When it comes to travel, deals can be a little harder to come by. Because of the complicated nature of flight and hotel pricing, it’s not often that airlines and hotels can give you straight discounts. Luckily, some sites have made it their job to scour travel suppliers’ websites for great deals. So, instead of bouncing from site to site looking for the best prices (and wondering if there might be a deal you’re missing), sign up to have travel deals delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe to one (or all!) of these newsletters and let them do the work for you while you sit back and let the deals come to you.
1. Scott’s Cheap Flights
Scott’s Cheap Flights has travel experts searching 24/7 to find international flights for up to 90% off normal ticket prices. (These insane deals are sometimes the result of airlines accidentally selling flights at prices far below the regular fares—yes, it happens!) With Scott’s Cheap Flights, it’s best to have an open mind about where you could go. You select which departure airports you want to see deals from, and they’ll email you when they find a sweet deal from one of your home airports. Then, follow their booking instructions. They’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to get the deal, how much the total cost will be, and how long they think the deal will last.
For those who want to take the guesswork out of itinerary planning, go-today is for you. When you book a trip through go-today, you get your flights, hotels, and meals included in your price. It’s true that booking your trip as a package deal can get you discounts compared to booking your flights and hotels separately. (Just be aware that by doing this you’ll have a little less control over your options.) Go-today goes a step further and plans out your entire vacation itinerary for you with suggestions for sightseeing and attractions to make the most of your trip. Sign up for go-today’s newsletter, and you’ll get their weekly alerts for deals, discounts, and travel tips.
3. Intrepid Travel
Save money by traveling with a group. When you subscribe to the Intrepid Travel newsletter, you’ll stay current on trending destinations and amazing offers for group travel. Intrepid Travel provides authentic, real-life experiences for groups provided by local tour guides, so you can truly see what it’s like to live in the area. They take small groups on big and small adventures, all while traveling in a responsible way. Book a trip with your family or make new friends by joining a group by yourself. With 1,000 different trips, you’re sure to find something you’d like.
4. Groupon Getaways
Everyone loves Groupon to save money on concerts and massages, but did you know you can also use it to save money on your next vacation? As the latest app to hit the 200 million download milestone, Groupon is putting together deals and packages to help you save on anything you might want to do on a vacation—and it’s not just airfare. Get deals on the best stuff to eat, see, and do around the world, including restaurants, concerts, events, and even spas and gyms. Sign up for the Groupon Getaways newsletter and get current offers delivered each week.
5. The Points Guy
The Points Guy offers hands-on advice to help subscribers maximize their travel experiences. They specialize in tips for how to extend your travel wallet by maximizing your travel points. They publish awesome travel related articles (#bloggoals!) as well as deals that they find for cheap flights. Sign up for the The Points Guy newsletter to get points strategies, customized deal alerts, and useful tips delivered straight to your inbox.
Of course, we have to throw our hat in the ring here. With Roomkey, you can set price alerts for any hotel. If you’ve ever wondered when’s the right time to book, price alerts can help. First, you’ll need to create an account on roomkey.com so we know how to contact you. Then, simply click on the “Set Price Alert” button on our hotel page, and we’ll keep an eye on the price for you. If the price drops for your specified dates for that hotel, we’ll email you. Simple as that! It’s just another way that we help you find the best hotel rates. Visit roomkey.com to book your next hotel stay, sign up for our weekly travel tip emails, and set some price alerts so we can drop you the latest deal.