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Archive for January, 2010

United Airlines last-minute deals under $200

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

This deal was posted on January 28 2010 and has expired, but here are the best United Airlines flights we could currently find:

  • Houston, TX to Harlingen, TX → $132
  • St. Louis, MO to Chicago, IL → $175
  • Tulsa, OK to Houston, TX → $190
  • Reno, NV to Los Angeles, CA → $191
  • Washington, DC to Orlando, FL → $199

These flight deals were found in 2010, so they have expired, but scroll down and find fresh and similarly cheap US domestic flights in our deal collection.


Save up to 40% for prepaid rentals with Budget

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

budget-car-rental2Already dreaming about your summer holiday? Then why not make it both relaxing and cheap by planing ahead and start making your reservations from now? Budget Rent-a-Car has launched a new discount program for anyone willing to pay their car in advance. This way, customers will be able to save up to 40% when booking a car online.

The offer is valid for most locations across Canada and the Unites States and comes with very flexible terms – you can change the date, car type, and in some cases, even the location of your prepaid rental. For more details about terms and conditions and in order to check what are the most advantageous dates and locations, check out Budget’s prepaid specials page. Or, you can just try to make the reservation the regular way and see if the “Pay Now” link appears on the car selection page (accessing this link will give you the discounted price).

Enjoy Hilton luxury at half price!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

logo-hiltonWe all know that luxury comes with a price, but keeping your eyes wide open for internet deals can considerably shrink the cost of your comfort. If you hurry up and book a Hilton hotel by the end of January with, you could enjoy all the luxury associated with this world-famous brand for half the price.

The Hilton January Sale applies for various location across Europe, including some major tourists attractions like London, Prague, Stockholm or Florence. Spending a weekend at the 5-star Hilton Stockholm Slussen will give you the chance to be hosted right near the city center and enjoy the famous Hilton Breakfast for an amazing rate of 70 euros pppn. The best thing about this winter sale it that it gives Europe travelers the chance to enjoy all the privileges of 4-star and up accommodation for mid-range prices, not to mention the enormous advantage of being located in a central area. For terms&conditions and a complete list of locations, check out the ‘promo’ section.

Unbeatable All-inclusive Travel Deals from

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Priceline_Negotiator3Monday is just the perfect time to check some fresh travel deals (this way, if you decide to book some last-minute deal, you will have plenty of time to prepare for a great weekend). And to make things even more appealing, most of the discounted travel packages available online will guide your steps towards the warm beaches of the Caribbean.

Following the travel trends of the season, has prepared some special travel packs for anyone willing to take a break from winter and head for Cancun, Ixtapa, Bahamas or the Dominican Republic. With no more than $654, you will be able to enjoy all the pampering that an all inclusive resort can offer, and this for 5 days in a row. If you are ready to go all the way through and book a seven-day travel package, Oasis Hamaca in Dominican Republic is ready to provide everything you need for an amazing $917 per person. And the final argument: all the all-inclusive travel deals available on Priceline’s special deals page come with a round-trip flight.

Carnival Cruises now available at an amazing $293

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Carnival Cruises now available at an amazing $293

carnival-cruise_shipEver wondered how would it be if you able to go on a cruise with only $293? As ridiculously cheap as it might seem, this is the actual price of a Carnival Cruise Lines 3-night journey to the Southern Caribbean negotiated by The only trick is that, in order to obtain such convenient rate, you must think ahead and book now what you’ll be able to enjoy in November (the cruise departure date is set for November 21).

However, if you’re not willing to wait that much, Carnival Cruises can still offer you some vacant rooms at last-minute rates. Traveling aboard the Paradise cruise ship from Long Beach to Baja Mexico can cost you around $350, depending on your departure date (just as an example, in you decide to leave on the 12th of March, an inside cabin is worth $319; add some extra 80$ and you’ll be able to book a room with a view for January the 29th). Just in case these hot deals have captured your attention, you” be able to find more about it in’s ‘Carnival Cruise’ section.

Dollar Rent-a-Car January Specials: get 10% off, triple miles or a free BlackBerry phone

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Dollar_logo2Foreign travelers and US citizen alike will be happy to discover these winter deals from Dollar. The car rental company is offering a 10% discount through February 3 for everyone renting a compact or mid-size car. The list of participating locations includes some major American cities like Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta or Washington DC. The same discount applies across a number of US states: North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

If you happen to fly with Delta, Continental or a few other US air lines, you have the chance to earn some triple miles when renting a mode-size car (and up) for at least three consecutive days. Another interesting deal comes from the Dollar Rent-a-Car partner BlackBerry, who is ready to offer a free Smartphone for anyone renting a car by the end of January (signing up for a new plan is mandatory, though). For more details, I suggest checking the Dollar ‘specials’ page.

Cheap Luxury

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Venetian has a very good offer:

Love is in the air at The Venetian. We have put together an enchanting offer for our favorite guests to give you plenty of reasons to cozy-up at our elegant resort.

From $129/night:

  • Complimentary upgrade to a Luxury View Suite at The Venetian
  • Late Check Out
  • $30 off service of 50 minutes or more at Canyon Ranch SpaClub
  • 20% off bill at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo
  • 20% off bill at Postrio Bar & Grill by Wolfgang Puck
  • Buy 1 gondola ticket, get 2nd ticket at 50% off
  • 2-for-1 Champagne cocktail at Laguna Champagne Bar at The Palazzo
  • Buy 4 cupcakes and receive 1 complimentary coffee at Sweet Surrender
  • Buy 4 cupcakes at Sweet Surrender, get 1 free Lavazza coffee at Café Presse

Save $10 by booking online!
Call-in rate starts at $139, mention promotion code: EVXRMNC

Last chance to book a cheap flight with AirTran Airways

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

airtran-okOnly 2 days left until the AirTran special deals expire! Booking online a one-way flight before January 21st can save you a considerable amount of time (and money). These AirTran specials are valid for a significant number of US cities (like Boston, Denver, Chicago, Detroit or Las Vegas) and some touristic hot spots like Cancun or Montego Bay. Rates start around $44 and can go up to $219, depending on your choice of date and destination. For example, a flight from Cancun to Boston will cost you $84, while for a journey between Cancun to Los Angeles you have to ad some extra $36.

Booking a flight within the next two days doesn’t mean that you have to fly right away: depending on your needs, you can set the date of the trip as far as the end of May (for locations like Cancun, Florida, Aruba or Montenegro, this date has been restricted to the 10th of March). So hurry up to check out the site’s special deals page and see what you can make of it!

All-inclusive Cancun Escapes from $622

Monday, January 18th, 2010

expedia_logoIf your plans for February include a short break on some tropical beach, maybe you should consider Expedia’s travel packages. For the upcoming month, Expedia has negotiated some really hot last-minute deals: with prices starting at $622 (flight included), you will be able to enjoy an all inclusive vacation in some Central American top resort – this particular offer, $622, is valid from February 7th to February 11th at Oasis Viva Beach in Cancun, Mexico.

In terms of all inclusive packages, Cancun has the most unbeatable prices: if you decide to spend an extended weekend at Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, you’ll be able to save up to $184 (the price of this package starts at $689 per person). If you are decided to have the best you can get, try the 5-star Excellente Playa Muheres in Cancun: everything included for a little less than $1300. For other destinations and more detailed offers, check out Expdia’s deals&offers page.

Early Spring Cruises Starting at $189

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

cruise-shipFrom February to April, awaits you with a selection of the hottest cruise deals on the web. And this is not only about prices, but also about really warm and exotic destinations, including Bermuda, Mexico and the Bahamas.

If you decide to spend a weekend of peace and relaxation just admiring the blue waters of the Caribbean, the Norwegian Sky is ready to take you aboard for only $189 (price applies per person and is valid for an inside cabin). For those ready to spend an entire week exploring the Bermuda islands aboard Norwegian Dawn, inside cabins are now available starting at $499 (adding some extra $100 will upgrade you to an ocean-view cabin). Another great offer comes with the 7-night Bermuda cruise departing in May from Bayonne: only $599 for an ocean-view cabin, plus a $100 bonus to be used onboard. Other destinations include Panama canal, Australia and Europe: better check them out on the site’s hot deals page.

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