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Hotwire’s secret feature saves you money on hotels

Looking to save money on hotels? Try a  Hotwire.com hot deal. Hotwire won’t reveal the name of the exact hotel you’ll be getting until after you’ve booked but they’ll usually give you a clue that’s almost 100% correct. An example is when you we looked up Las Vegas hotels we were shown a hotel described as “4-star Casino Hotel in Las Vegas Convention Center – Country Club area” then later Hotwire states if you click the listing “Book soon! The last person got the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.” The rate was $45.00 per night! Incredible savings and not once out of hundreds of hotel bookings with Hotwire was the “last person got” hotel mentioned not booked. You can save up to 70% on rack rates!

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Priceline overcharged me for hotel room price??

Question by Cub6265: Priceline overcharged me for hotel room price??
I paid over $ 20.00 more than if I had booked the hotel’s regular rate. Priceline promised a discounted rate and then would not correct the difference. Any other online “discount” travel services provide good results in your experience or knowledge? Thanks!

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Where can I find a REAL deal on Disneyland 3-day park hopper passes?


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Question by Adam Sternberg: Where can I find a REAL deal on Disneyland 3-day park hopper passes?
I want to plan a vacation for my wife and I to Disneyland on January 1-3. I’ve done a lot of research on hotels and Disneyland 3-day hopper passes but am shocked to find that there are no real deals out there. I’ve done tons of searches online for packages but on virtually every single website I go to their “discount” prices are identical, if not HIGHER than what I can get just booking on the hotel website and disneyland.com. I even contacted themagicforless.com, which is a supposed travel agent specializing in Disney packages and they were $ 300 MORE than just me spending 15 minutes doing it myself. It’s really frustrating.

Anyway, we will be driving in from Las Vegas so we are not California residents, aren’t in the military, don’t belong to AAA, etc. I did look on eBay but all the passes there are really hokey where you have to rent the tickets and jump through a bunch of weird hoops which we don’t feel safe with plus it’s an extra hassle. We just want to find a place who can actually get us a deal on a 3 day hopper with hotel within walking distance of the park, first choice being the Camelot Inn across the street. Booking it on our own right through the Disney site and hotel site, the rates are $ 184 per ticket for Disney and $ 250 (including fees and taxes) for the two nights at the hotel so please respond if you know of a website or travel agent that can really beat that. Thanks!

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Answer by OC1999
They have times of the year for everyone where you get extra days on multi-day tickets. Such as if you buy a 3-Day ticket you get 2-Days as a bonus(for a total of 5). But any of these type of “deals” are for the off-season. They rarely(if ever) just discount the multi-day tickets beyond the standard Advanced Purchase Price($ 184). Since you are going when it is still technically in the Holiday period, as the Christmas activities and entertainment is going on though the 3rd, this is probably about as good as you are going to get.

For hotels right across the street the $ 125 a night total cost is pretty close to the lowest price. There are Motels farther out that you can probably get in the under $ 100 range after all of the taxes, but then you are either going to have to drive to Disneyland or take one of the ART Shuttles.

You are correct about E-bay or other “Grey Market” tickets. Because tickets are only allowed to be used by the same person each and every day, so if you ran into any problems Disney will not assist you.

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Q&A: Is it true those online travel agent things like the one with the Gnome and Capt. Kirk, etc often scam people?

Question by JH: Is it true those online travel agent things like the one with the Gnome and Capt. Kirk, etc often scam people?
People tell me if you book a hotel, for example , and they save you 40 dollars over the course of your stay, they will “make up” for this 40 dollars by increasing your hotel fees, in a very sneaky and hateful way.
Someone i know stayed in a hotel for a few days and so did their friend. The person who used the “discount” service paid a lower nightly rate than his friend, but they paid higher “fees”, so he actually paid the exact same amount as his friend.

Is this a scam?
what do you mean “Buyer Beware”???? They tack on these fees to your quoted price, after you check out of your hotel. They are stealing from you !!!

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Answer by Bazinga!
No. Buyer beware. Those sites don’t actually guarantee the best price, simply ‘good’ prices. It’s up to you to determine whether the price is better than another.

A smart buyer will check the entire cost of the stay and make his decision based on that. The fees are stated upfront, there is nothing sneaky or ‘hateful’ about it. I will admit you have to work through the process before you’ll see the total price sometimes, but it’s always listed before you pay or book.

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Is it better to book with a travel agent or the cruise line directly?

Question by Albex: Is it better to book with a travel agent or the cruise line directly?
I’ve book right on Carnival.com for my last 2 cruises but now I hear travel agents can get you free stateroom upgrades, free stuff onboard like wine, and even shipboard credit. I always figured travel agents just got people good rates by giving them a room in the crappiest location on the ship (because of course when you book with a travel agent you book a cruise, when you book on Carnival you select your stateroom number)

I was wondering how exactly they go about getting you all this extra stuff and good rates?. Carnival’s good past guest program doesn’t start until after your 11th cruise so for my next 9 cruises all I’m getting is a gold S&S card and the “past guest discount” which I bet is just like $ 20 off since it’s still expensive.

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Answer by Jayah**
Book with a travel agent. They get you extra amenities by working deals with the cruise lines. Use selectsailings.com They let you choose your own state room, dont charge a booking fee, have multiple cruise lines, and can get you very good rates.

The number is 800-400-7967
or call 928-499-9172 and you will speak directly with gabe. he will work personally with you

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I am traveling to Oklahoma City next week. How do I get around without renting a car?

Question by singinjeannie: I am traveling to Oklahoma City next week. How do I get around without renting a car?
Even with “discounts” I’m getting quotes of $ 306 + after all taxes and fees for a 5 day car rental (full-size car). How do I get around if I don’t rent a car — or is there a cheeper way to rent a car that I’m missing?

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Answer by melodyahol
Depending on where you are staying, many hotels have courtesy shuttles that can take you around and many hotels in OKC are in walking distance to some attractions, etc.
There is also buses and taxis in OKC if you prefer not to rent a car.

Good luck and have fun.

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