Save on Travel
I have posted money saving tips for your honeymoon before, but this one is super easy! Once you have the location and time picked out you can save a lot of money by booking online through Ebates.
Ebates is a money saving rebate site. You sign up for an account, then use their links to go to your shopping location. They send you a rebate after your purchase. You will also get $5 when you sign up (you will need to earn $5 in your own rebates before you can cash the extra $5 out). If you are looking for a way to boost your own rebates to get the extra $5 then check out the magazine section. There are rebates for up to 40% off many great wedding magazines. You can find a longer description of how Ebates works at Little People Wealth’s post on how to use ebates.
So how does Ebates save you money on your honeymoon? If you book your hotel through ebates they will give you a cash rebate! Hotel rooms are expensive so this can add up fast. Right now hotels such as Fairmont, Sheraton, W, Holiday Inn, and Westin hotels are offering a 2%-5% rebate. On a $1000 hotel stay you could be saving $20-$50.
If you want to double your savings then you can use Ebates to book your car rental as well and they even have a few air travel sites with rebates. Save even more by purchasing restaurant gift certificates through them (restaurant.com offers 30% back and 50% off at their site so a $50 certificate could cost you as little as $17.50).
After you sign up for an Ebates account click on the “Travel and Vacations” link at the bottom of the left sidebar to see all of the deals. Happy traveling!
Travelocity Hotel Gift Card Deal
For one week only you can get a $100 Travelocity Hotel Gift card for only $50! You can use this on your honeymoon hotel. Here is what the website says about the deal:
Whether you’re planning a road trip across the U.S. with your best friend, a romantic stay in Italy with your significant other, or a relaxing family vacation, the Travelocity Hotel Gift Card lets you enjoy fabulous accommodations—for less!
Choose from 55,000 hotels and resorts worldwide. This includes all of the major chains such as Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood, Wyndham, Best Western, Hilton, Intercontinental, Four Seasons, and Choice Hotels – plus thousands of independent hotels and bed and breakfasts, too.
Please note: Your voucher will arrive via email as an e-gift card and contain a 19-digit promo code for redemption. Use your Travelocity Hotel Gift Card to book your hotel at www.TravelocityIncentives.com.
- Choose from over 55,000 hotels worldwide
- No date restrictions
- Buy and use as many vouchers as you like
- Your voucher will be your e-gift card and contain a 19-digit promo code for redemption.
- A 2-night minimum stay and pre-tax hotel spend of $250 is required.
- Only 1 gift card per reservation.
- Reservations must be booked online at www.TravelocityIncentives.com (not redeemable at www.Travelocity.com).
- Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.
- Promotional value expires 3/31/2012
Hautelook is a private shopping club that has high end fashion at prices with up to an 80% discount. They always have 20-30 brands for sale and many times they have had wedding deals (dresses, tuxes, etc).
They also almost always have lingerie deals, jewelry deals, and even vacation deals that would make wonderful honeymoons.
Sign up and you will get notices when they change the sales (use an “extra” email address if you do not want emails sent to your main address). When the good deals come up they tend to go fast so you want to be one of the first ones to get it!