Tagged with Costco

Filet Mignon Travel at Hamburger Prices

After college graduation, I changed apartments every few months, eventually renting a room in Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes Estates. Palos Verdes is one of the most beautiful spots on earth, with extraordinarily high real estate prices to match. A softball teammate called Palos Verdes “Hamburger Hill”—because people spend so much for their houses they … Continue reading

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Save 43% on Entertainment Books

I hope my previous post convinced you that Entertainment coupon books are still worth buying. Entertainment coupon books allow you to save hundreds or thousands of dollars (it is up to you!). My previous post showed you six ways to save money off the retail cost of a new Entertainment book. Well, I just purchased … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Better Than Groupon

In a prior post, I explained how the Entertainment Book is a much, MUCH better bargain than Groupon or any other discount program. With Groupon, you essentially pay an amount (such as $10 or $20) to save that much money. That is, you buy buy a certificate for a certain restaurant for $10 to save … Continue reading

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Tips for Negotiating a Cheaper Hotel Rate

Have you ever negotiated a hotel rate? Yes, I said negotiated. By negotiating, I don’t mean simply trying to get lower hotel rates–although, that is the intent. I don’t mean applying your discount programs (AAA, Costco, Entertainment, Room Saver) to get the best possible published rate. Negotiated hotel rates are not published–or at least I … Continue reading

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8 Great Ways to Slash Dining Costs

When traveling, you must eat! However, most people dine out more while on trips than they do at home and spend more than they should. Dining costs are often the most expensive part of your trip. Here are some ways to slash your dining expenses and perhaps even lose a few pounds: Share Food. Most … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Week in Review – Feb. 7 – 11, 2011

Thank you for visiting McCool Travel. More great travel tips and information were posted this past week on McCool Travel. Topics included travel discounts at Costco, a secret hidden cheaper airfare feature on Orbitz, travel planning secrets (my seminar), and an interview with the editor-in-chief of GoBackpacking.com. This week, the McCool Travel blog entered Technorati’s … Continue reading

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