Frugal Wintertime Getaways For Houston Couples

Houston couples are not immune from having even the best planned vacation derailed by finances or time commitments. A frugal Winter-time getaway is a good trade-off to overcome situations that may have interrupted your Summer travel plans.

A room in Orlando during off season in September can be 44% cheaper than during its peak weeks

All work and no play can easily rob you of your sense of serenity and peace of mind. Leaving you felling way too stressed out. Hopefully by the end of this post we can help someone who is experiencing those feelings get things back on an even keel.

Everyone Is Tightening Their Belts

Everywhere from the US Congress to the family next door people are trying to trim any fat out of their expenses. Doing more with less is becoming a way of life for all of us. Getting the most out of what you all ready have, can be as simple as finding hidden discount that could lurking as close as your purse or wallet.

Membership cards from the big name organizations (AAA and AARP ect.) are not the only cards you can use for discounts. Flashing your membership card from bike clubs and schools to small business organizations will often qualify you for discounted rates on meals, car rentals and lodging.

A few  important things to consider:

  • Make sure to do your homework and identify the best deal up front
  • Ask for the discount when you make your reservations or you may not be allowed to use them.
  • Compare the amount of discounts you can get using cards from every group you may belong to.
  • Before you join a travel club or send money to a discount group check online websites ( ect.) for complaints.
  • It’s easier to get some of your money back, when you pay travel companies with a credit card. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act you can refuse to pay the charges if they failed to render services to you.
  • If a deal sounds too good to be true it probably is a rip-off .

Remember that savvy Houston couples always check out companies they have never dealt with, before they send them a dime. A simple Google search using the name of the company and a few keywords (Company name, Ripp off report) (Company address, BBB) will locate most complaints against companies.

Choosing The Perfect Location

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A room in Orlando during off season in September can be 44% cheaper than during its peak week in December. The day and date you leave for your getaway can heavily influence where you can go and what kind of discounts you will find at various destinations.

Read on to see more tips on finding the right location.

  • Off-season and mid-week are good times to schedule trips.
  • If you want to travel outside of the Texas driving a car could be your most cost-effective option even with high gas prices.
  • Visiting Texas vineyards can be just as enriching and cost you less than a visit to Napa Valley.
  • Staying at a Hill Country Bed And Breakfast can saves money vs the cost of a hotel suite with a meal.
  • The annual Texas Wine Trails tours allow you to see more wineries for less.
  • A Sport Fishing trip will net you plenty of fun and food for the evening at the same time.
  • Schedule Galveston getaways during Dickens on The Strand or Art Crawl to get more bang for your buck and still have cash in your pocket.

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The last thing Houston couples should have to deal with after scrapping together some hard earned cash for a getaway is losing the money on a deal gone bad. Before you head out the door on your next getaway, take some time to review these tips again on ways to prevent a frugal trip from turning into an expensive mistake.

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