If you are traveling along the eastern U.S. interstate system, such as I95, I77 or I64, be sure to stop at a welcome center or rest area and pick up the brochures of motel coupons. These coupons can really save you some big dollars.
For instance, a stay at a Hampton Inn outside of Richmond, VA would have been $98 if I had just walked in and used my AAA or AARP card. With a coupon from one of the brochures, we paid $69.00.
Even better was a Fairfield Inn outside of Savannah, GA. We paid $49.00 for our night there. And that includes their breakfast and free copy of USAToday.