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If you think you've tried every trick in the book to get the best travel deals, think again. (WPVI)

The weather is getting warmer and travelers everywhere are getting their vacation plans underway.

If you think you've tried every trick in the book to find the best deals then think again.

There are websites and apps galore to pick from.

First up is Backbid. This is a website that can save you money on your hotel reservation even if you've already made your travel plans.

You heard that right. Backbid takes your existing hotel reservation and shops it around for better deals.

Simply plug in the details, send Backbid the confirmation email from your hotel, and let the deals come to you.

Next don't miss the local deals section on TravelZoo.

You've probably used them to book a trip, but there's plenty of ways they can save you money once you're at your destination.

There's a luxury spa in South Beach, champagne dinners in L.A. and luxury seats to Cubs games for as much as 60 percent off.

All of that is great for the planners but what about the last-minute bookers?

'HotelTonight' is an app only that promises big savings on same-day hotel deals.

Deals go live at 9:00 a.m. every day but the company knows you may not always want to wait until the very last second.

"So we did this feature called 'Look Ahead,' that gives the next seven days of inventory. It tells you what the rooms are going to look like, what they are going to be priced at, how much savings you can expect. So you can plan to be spontaneous," said Sam Shank, CEO of 'HotelTonight.'

More information on the apps/websites:

-BackBid: www.backbid.com

-TravelZoo: www.travelzoo.com

-HotelTonight: www.hoteltonight.com

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