Considering the number of travel daily deals on offer out there, it is very likely that even if you haven’t used one of the deals, someone that you know has. It is true that you stand to save a lot of money – as long as you make these daily deals work for you. Let’s go over some ways to get you started.
Sign Up for Updates
I know that you don’t want a flood of emails in your inbox on a daily basis but with most daily deal sites, you are able to pare down results by area or type of deal, making it possible to identify deals that really work for you. You can choose to have a weekly update of relevant deals, rather than daily updates if that works better for you.
Signing up for updates is a good idea as it allows you to see deals that might be of interest to you. It is then up to you to ensure that the deal is as good as it appears to be.
Read the Fine Print
Understanding what the terms and conditions of the voucher are is especially important, especially when it comes to restaurant vouchers – these are issued in order to increase business during quieter periods and so use during holidays, etc. may be excluded. There may also be limits to how many vouchers you may use on one trip, etc. Make sure you understand what the limitations are before you buy the voucher.
Be especially careful to check the expiration date of the voucher – you don’t want to be caught out with an expired coupon!
When it comes to items not included in the voucher, such as the resort tip, it is good etiquette to tip on the full value of the stay, not on the discounted price that you paid. In some locations, servers and housekeeping earn only tips.
A gratuity is given in appreciation of the service received and you should remember that it takes the same amount of effort to provide great service whether or not you are using a coupon – for example: you are eating the same amount of food, after all, you are just paying less for it.
That is not to say that a tip is compulsory – if the service was really bad, act as you would have done had you not been using a voucher at all.
All in all, travel coupons can allow you to have a fun trip with your family and to pay less to do so – all you need to do is to properly understand the terms and conditions attached to get the full benefits.