7 tips for saving on holiday flying and lodging
Save on hotel rooms, car rentals
Hotel and car-rental reservations are typically refundable. Check frequently and rebook, if prices have fallen. Or if you're willing to commit, many hotels offer discounts for nonrefundable bookings.
Hotels and car-rental companies frequently offer discounts to members of AAA, AARP, government workers, or employees of certain companies. It never hurts to ask. Priceline and Hotwire offer discounts but don't disclose the hotel name until a nonrefundable booking is made. BiddingForTravel.com and BetterBidding.com show recently accepted bids.