Save cash with Black Friday travel deals
By Dan Kricke
In recent years, Black Friday has become synonymous with deeply discounted big-ticket items like TVs and home appliances. But let’s face it, once the leftover turkey is congealing inside of a Tupperware container, Black Friday could just as easily refer to the mad dash you’ll make to get from your relatives’ home back to your own. With that in mind, there are plenty of deals to get you from point A to point B this holiday season.
If your trip to grandmother’s house involves a more complex route than “over the river and through the woods”, you’re probably traveling via airplane. Before you book, check out these offers from Travelocity. It’s hard to beat huge savings on a flight and hotel package, but don’t forget about boutique options or other more basic places that can at least equip you with a clean bed and maybe even a complementary breakfast.
Post-turkey crash pads
Even more hotel deals can be found at Hotels.com. Depending on your stay, a $20 rebate with cash back for a three-night booking might be just what the doctor ordered. If your Black Friday is going to stretch until a Black Early December, the $100-off deal for a 12-night booking might be of interest as well.
Once you arrive back home, surely you’ll need a car to get around. After all, nobody wants to rely on a surly family member when they’re home for the holidays. Avis is offering killer discounts on rental cars that will ensure you can make an escape from your family whenever you need to. Our favorite offer is 25 percent off a rental car with cash back, but there are plenty of great discounts for weekend rentals to be had.
If Budget is more your brand, they’re offering up some great coupons too. Enjoy the holidays in style thanks to a 10 percent-off deal that comes with a free upgrade and five percent cash back.
Whatever your game plan is for this Thanksgiving and Black Friday season, there is no reason to pay full price to get where you need to go. In 2012, every plane, train and automobile trip you take can be accompanied by a very nice discount.