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Travel Tip Tuesday: Ask for Discounts

This week’s travel tip is pretty basic, but often one even I myself don’t always think of. Are you ready for it? Here it is…drumroll please…ask for discounts. Simple enough? Just ask. Everywhere you go. Why? Some discounts won’t be offered unless you ask specifically for it.

In fact, it may surprise you to know that some employees aren’t even permitted to offer a discounted rate, even if one is available, unless…you ask.

Think about it, why would a business give you a discount if you are willing to pay full price? So, take a minute and think of what type of discounts you could potentially be eligible for.

Do you belong to AAA, AARP (50 and older), Good Sam’s? Do you qualify for a senior discount or student pricing? Are you a pastor, educator, fireman, policeman or member of the military? If you simply ask for discounts, it could save you money.

What memberships do you have that could possibly save you money? Know of one that isn’t listed? Please share…

Today I’m joining Suitcases and Sippycups and Walkingon Travels for Travel Tip Tuesday. Have a travel tip you’d like to share? Why not stop by and join us?

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Mary @ The World Is A Book

Thursday 24th of May 2012

Great reminder! I usually ask for discounts or my husband reminds me to ask for discounts because he forgets he has a mouth. We've found AAA to be widely accepted.

Tonya

Friday 25th of May 2012

Are our husbands related? Mine forgets he has a mouth too! :) When it comes to traveling and all the arrangements he prefers to leave things up to me. That's fine by me. Atleast he's willing to step up and handle the tough questions- like speaking to the airlines customer service rep after we missed our flight... I'll happily deal with the easy stuff.

There are some really good discounts available with AAA. We've found that our membership pretty much pays for itself. Can't beat that. :)

Andi at The Particular Traveler

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

I used to take full advantage of my student ID card for discounts when I was traveling and in school, but haven't really asked for discounts since then. What a good tip! I'm going to give it a shot on my next trip :-)

Tonya

Friday 25th of May 2012

A student ID offers great discounts!

I've been able to qualify for some amazing educator discounts from time to time since I homeschool my kids.

I hope you find a great deal on your next trip! :)

Allison

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

This is a great tip! I think sometimes we feel cheap or greedy if we ask about discounts, but you don't have to badger them. Just ask in a friendly way. We have occasionally had good luck getting a better rate at a hotel because we asked, "Is that your best rate?" This works best at the last minute or in the off-season when the hotel will probably have an empty room if they don't sell it to you - especially if you seem like you might walk away if the rate is too high.

Tonya

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

I worked at a hotel where I was not allowed to offer any discounts unless I was asked specifically OR if they were a "walk"- ready to walk out the door. I've also traveled to sites that don't advertise discounts so I always make sure I ask.

Jessica

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

This is such a great reminder! I almost never ask for discounts, but how hard would it be? I bet places even have coupons or other saving they could pass along if you just ask.

Tonya

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

I have to admit, sometimes I forget to ask too. I have traveled with people that ask everywhere though and I have to say, they get some pretty great deals. Once they asked if they could get their souvenir photo and our souvenir photo at an attraction for the price of one. They made it clear that they wouldn't buy if the attraction entertain the thought. I was embarrassed- I may ask for a discount but I would never go that far- but it worked. We both got our pictures for the price of one. :)

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