Wow, what a busy week! I’ve spent the majority of my days up without wifi in Swampscott, MA, so I apologize for being MIA. I’m enjoying a relaxing weekend now catching up on all things points and miles. Luckily, I woke up to a great post on View From The Wing alerting me of a lucrative $200 off a Travelocity vacation package (air + hotel) with no minimum spend using code NFB2012.
The code must be used by August 4 and is good for travel up until December 31, 2012. But, hurry the offer will end as soon as 3,500 coupon codes have been redeemed.
Tiffany had asked me to join her for a 3 day trip to Orlando in September, but I had put if off for some time because I had been swamped with work and I was still finalizing my fall travel. Well, after playing around with the advanced search option on Travelocity, I’ve snagged a great “package”, allowing me to secure a round trip flight from NY to Orlando for just $24.35 on American Airlines.
As Gary said it best, the value proposition here is that you can book a really cheap flight that you don’t bother taking, and have a discount on your hotel stay. Or you can do what I just did, and book a really cheap hotel somewhere in the world, and get an insanely cheap (or even free) round trip flight.
Here’s how I took advantage of the offer:
The trick is, when searching for the vacation package, be sure to click on “advanced search”, then select the “I prefer to stay in a city that’s different than my destination airport”.
Then, I set my hotel preferences to Bangkok, Thailand, and I was matched with this hotel:
I’m excited that I was able to get a mileage-earning round trip flight on American Airlines for less than a tank of gas. Please share your success stories with this offer in the comments below.
UPDATE: I came home from food shopping and learned that it appears that this discount is being promoted by Travelocity to members of the National Federation of the Blind. It’s up to you to decide if that influences your decision to use the coupon code or not. If you’re steering away, there’s still a way to save by by tweeting #AmexTravelocity, which gives you $50 off a $250 Travelocity booking.