Travel Tip for Good Deals: Amazon Local

Many of us are frugal, spendthrifts, or just plain cheap when it comes to spending money, especially for the high cost of travel and vacations. We’re often looking for sources to help us save money on our business and personal travel excursions. One such of finding great travel deals is Amazon Local.

Amazon Local was created as a source to help consumers find great deals on venues in their local neighborhoods. It works like Groupon in that you pay for things up front, print out a voucher, and present it to the vendor. You can find some amazing deals on hotels, motels, and other local accommodations. You won’t need your passport for these trips, as there aren’t currently any international places on Amazon Local. But rumor has it that the head honchos at Amazon are working on that, and it won’t surprise me that before long, foreign destinations will be added too.

One of the best features of Amazon Local is the travel and destinations section. The prices are fairly true to form along the lines of Amazon’s normal discounted prices. There are great deals on getaways and vacation packages, or if you’re interested in a specific hotel, you just might find it listed. Destinations are separated into six different categories: The Northwest, The Southwest, Texas and the Gulf Coast, Southern California, The Pacific Northwest, and Northern California. 

There are some great deals, but don’t let this be your only source by assuming you’ll always get the best deal. I performed some random searches and although it yielded some good deals through Amazon Local, one rate quoted for the San Simeon Lodge in California was much better via Hotels.Com.  Nonetheless, Amazon Local overall is a great place to look for lower priced accommodations. If you save enough on your trip, you could use your savings to buy me a souvenir. Oh, I’m only kidding. No I’m not.  Okay, really, I am only kidding. Bon Voyage.

I'm an avid traveler for both domestic and international venues. I've learned a lot of things, some of them the hard way, that taught me valuable lessons. So, I am passing that knowledge on to others to help make their trip more enjoyable and stress-free. I also will share what I think are great venues, stores, restaurants, or other things that I enjoyed that I think others would enjoy as well. Knowledge is power, transformational. Let us share with each other.

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