- May 7th 2012
Are you planning on traveling to visit Mom this coming weekend? With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday 13th many people are. While it’s now too late to save on advance airline bookings, there are still plenty of ways to cut the cost of your trip home – and do something nice for Mom with what you save.
Mother’s Day Travel Deals
For a start, now’s a good time to look for last minute deals. Airlines with unsold seats for travel this weekend may offer a flight sale. That’s a great way to fly home without breaking the bank. If you’re stuck for Mother’s Day gift ideas, why not take advantage of the seat sale and take your mom somewhere really special for the weekend?
So that’s the flight taken care of – what about somewhere to stay? If you’re flying home, your old room is probably still available. But if you’re looking to make it a special weekend with mom then there are other deals on offer too. Since the start of May, some hotels have been offering special deals too, which takes care of accommodation for your trip. Check out your favorite travel sites on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s on offer.
Discount Airport Parking
You can also make savings on airport parking before your trip. Look out for special deals and discount parking coupons to cut the cost of this part of your trip. (You don’t have to look that far, either; we’ve got a sweet parking deal running this month with a CINCO coupon code).
Got any reward cards? Use these for additional savings on every aspect of travel – and see whether you can redeem any of them for a beautiful Mother’s Day gift.
Lighten the Travel Load
Another way to save is to travel light so you don’t incur baggage fees. If you’re staying at home, you’ve probably got some old clothes knocking around, so all you need are the basics plus something fancy for going out on the day itself. That means you can travel with a carryon, making your travel experience relatively hassle-free.
What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Look out for some fun facts about the day later this week.
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