The first place to check when booking travel is a price comparison site like Kayak.com.
Next, check individual airline/hotel/car sites to save on booking commissions and apply a coupon if you have one.
Once you get to the best price you can find, if you are flexible on time (e.g., fly morning vs. night) and location (e.g., nearby airport, hotel in neighboring town) it’s worth looking at Hotwire.com and Priceline.com. At Hotwire you can see a price and basic description of what you are getting before you have to commit. At Priceline if they accept your bid, your rate will be nonrefundable. The upside is that you can save another 10-40% off the best rates you can find on your own, and you get to set the parameters so you only have to compromise if it’s really worth it.
Try betterbidding.com for all kinds of strategies on how to get the most out of Priceline and Hotwire.
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