Pinch pennies on travel packages

February 14, 2011 4:37:29 AM PST
Happy Valentine's Day, folks. How about booking a romantic getaway with your sweetheart today with Living Social Escapes! It has great bargains on hotels, inns, and resorts.. And most deals are at least half off regular room rates!

For example, you could get 50% off at the Calistoga Inn in California's wine country! That makes the cost just $65 for one night instead of the normal rate of $129; plus wine tasting vouchers for local vineyards.

TripAlertz calls itself the Groupon of travel. The more people who book, the more the prices go down! TripAlertz is offering a package deal at The Dana on Mission Bay in sunny San Diego, California. It includes a 3-night stay, unlimited free admission to more than 30 attractions, and other discounts. The package would have normally cost $775, but if 10 people or more book it'll go down to $623. That's not a bad savings.