Sunday, June 21, 2009

How to save money at motels

I recently found out one way to save money at a motel. At least at a motel in the Marriott chain.

We drove up to a Fairfield Inn and I approached the desk to check out the rate. Normal rate was $139. AAA and AARP rate was $132. I really wasn't happy with the price but the weather, which had prompted us to stop in the first place, was lousy.

I went outside to my husband, who was waiting in the car, and told him the rate. I then came back in and asked 'Is that really the best you can do?".

The desk clerk asked me if I was a 'senior'. Since I over 60, I said 'Yes'. She could give me the 'senior rate' of $118!!

Now I know.... In the future, I'll be sure to ask for a 'senior rate'.

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