Black Friday May be Over, But the Travel Deals Aren’t Done Yet!

Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, there are still a lot of great savings to be had on travel. You just have to know where to look (like mushroom hunting) and get it done ASAP! Time is ticking!!

Welcome to Travel Tuesday! Tis the Season to Make Travel Plans!  So if you haven’t already started, now is the perfect time to be planning those trips for 2020. 

Rebate Portals

Places like Ibotta and Rakuten (Ebates) are still posting high rebate percentages and cash back bonuses on lots at lots of travel sites.

Rakuten Rebates (change daily)

Travelocity and Orbitz are at 10% and Expedia is at 15% Hertz is at 10%, Hotels.Com is at 9%, Booking.com is at 10% and Priceline.Com is 7%

 

Cruises

The cruise industry and Priceline.com have been throwing out offers left and right over the last several days.  Everything from increased onboard spending to zero deposits or extra people traveling for free.  If a cruise is on your mind for next year, take a quick look at the deals that are out there.  If possible stack with a Portal rebate for bonus savings!

Flights

I have also gotten many e-mails listing airfare sales for travel into spring.  If you need to book a first quarter flight, you might want to check out the deals at your favorite airline website or at Scott’s Cheap Flights.

 

Hotels

IHG has a Cyber Sale offering 30% off your stay.  Stack that with portal savings (like the current 10% rebates at Rakuten) to save even more.

Book: November 29 – December 6, 2019
Stay: December 3, 2019 – May 31, 2020

IHG also has a member offer of a 100% points bonus on purchases of 30,000 points or more through 12/30/19.  That means if you buy 30,000 points for $300, you get 30,000 bonus points for a total of 60,000 points.

 

Credit Card Offers

Don’t forget to take a look at the Offers available on your credit cards.  Especially American Express!  There are lots of offers available where if you book a hotel stay on your card, you can earn a statement credit!

Have you used all your Airline fee reimbursement credits for the year?  If not, make sure to take advantage of them if you will be flying soon or making airline reservations before the end of the year.

 

Travel Companies

I have also received sale notices from every travel company that I am signed up for.  You can save thousands right now if you book a big trip for next year.  Again I stress that if you stack your travel deal by using a Portal or paying with a cash back credit card, you can get some really great rebates.

Trafalgar is offering 10% discounts on trips plus $400 off on flights through 12/18/19.

Gate 1 Travel has deals offering savings on tours up to $600 per person on trips through 12/9/19.

Final Thoughts

If you can take advantage of these cheap travel deals, don’t hesitate. Pull the switch now because deals like these will be gone in the blink of an eye! Get out there and grab your travel deal NOW!

 

Plan, Dream, SAVE, Adventure!