Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

Last week I went to book a trip. I had given all the information and was about ready to pay when I asked, is that the best deal I can get? The sales lady took a few minutes to look at prices in her computer and said, “that is the best deal you can get for those dates, but if you are willing to stay and extra night, it will be $150 less.” Since I was staying with friends and knew they would like me to spend an extra night with them, the simple question saved me $150. This is one of the easiest, yet often overlooked ways to save money.

Your willingness to ask is one of the best money saving devices you have and you should have the confidence to ask if there is a better deal availab


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2 Responses to Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

  1. One thing I have done when traveling, especially in Las Vegas, is book the cheapest room but when you arrive to check-in to your hotel room:

    Let the clerk at check-in know you plan to spend tons of cash at their resort, slip them 40 bucks or so and ask for a free upgrade to the best room possible.

    Voila, an amazing room is yours for a much cheaper price.

    Use everything else mentioned here such as being polite. Manners go a long way in getting what you want :-)

  2. Viola says:

    I have asked for a better rate for more nights myself and that has always worked so far.

    Also if you are a ‘regular’ traveller (like me), you get discount vouchers as well as money off for your next stays in sister hotels etc. Sometimes it also helps to get Reward/points cards as they permitt you to have free upgrades as well as special offers.

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