Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals are becoming more prevalent every year. As long as you haven’t spent all your money on retail goods and know where to look for travel specials, you can set yourself up for a wonderful year of travel.
I challenge myself annually to avoid the gravitational pull of Black Friday’s super crazy electronic sales, 50%-off toys, and whatever else I convince myself that I “need” in anticipation of what I might find in the travel space or on Cyber Monday. This year I’ve seen specials from LAN airlines for travel to South America, Hotels.com, Flighthub.com, Expedia, and more.
Advice for Cyber Monday travel deals
Here’s my best advice for narrowing down where to look for travel deals:
- Don’t be impulsive. Work from a travel wish list that I hope you’ve been keeping either on a vision board, or in a journal or in a planner.
- Google the destination(s) where you’d like to travel with the term “Cyber Monday Travel Deals” at the end to see what comes up. So for example: “London Cyber Monday Travel Deals.”
- Choose a hotel where you’d like to stay on your trip (preferably one where you get rewards points) and head to their website. They might offer lower prices on the proprietary sites than on aggregator sites like Expedia or Orbitz.
- Check the websites of tour companies like Viator.com, G Adventures, or Abercrombie and Kent for special Cyber Monday offers.
These sites may have deals, they may not – you never know what you’ll find. The point is that you have to do a little preliminary research.
Save on hotels, events, and flights
Chicago PR firm Allison & Partners, sent me the following information about CheapTickets.com Cyber sale which started on November 23rd and runs until November 30th:
- Use promotion code ‘RIBBON’ to save 20 percent on qualifying hotel stays. Now through November 30, travelers can save at least 20 percent off qualifying hotel stays, with three chances to snag door buster hotel deals of up to 25 percent off. Hotel deals are good for travel through March 2016 including no blackout dates during Christmas and New Year’s.
- Get 10 percent off all event tickets site wide with promotion code‘HOLIDAY10’. CheapTickets.com is giving customers 10 percent off all event tickets including upcoming popular events like college bowl games, the Christmas Spectacular in New York City and shows like Wicked and The Lion King.
- Automatically get up to $20 back in CheapCash with any flight purchase of $100 or more. CheapTickets.com is also offering customers who purchase any flight of $100 or more through Nov. 30 up to $20 in CheapCash, the currency of CheapTickets.com.The CheapCash currency can be redeemed against stays in tens of thousands of participating hotels in destinations around the world. CheapCash can be used immediately after booking, or within 30 days, but members have one year from the date of booking to complete travel.
Cyber Monday, November 30
For the last chance to grab a door buster deal, the first 200 customers to use promotion code ‘SHIMMER’ to book a participating hotel stay will get 22 percent off.
Be prepared to act
The most important factor to keep in mind is that travel deals are like flash specials – you have to be quick to the draw and ready to fire. Millions of travelers wait for these deals every year and inventory is often very low.
Lastly, you can save money on travel all year long by not only knowing how and where to look for discounts but also by understanding the best time and ways to travel. Grab a copy of my book Mom’s Guide To Saving Money on Family Travel, also on Sale through Cyber Monday, for evergreen tips to help you save money.