Everyone loves a great summer vacation, and there’s still no better experience than a tried and true American road trip, especially when on a budget. More than 41 million Americans will hit the road this summer, but before they do, they should check out the tips below to make sure they sleep easy and spend less this travel season.
Stock up on snacks
It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of making multiple stops for fast food on a road trip. While these restaurants may seem convenient and inexpensive, multiple stops quickly add up to create an expensive tab and lost time. Make sure to stock up before a trip with bulk snack boxes—especially for travel with kids! Being prepared with treats before hitting the road will mean a more efficient commute and more money in pockets for activities at the destination.
Take advantage of a free night’s stay
This summer, Red Roof is serving up a high-value Stay 3, Get 7,000 Points promotion. Guests who stay three times between the start of June and the end of August will receive 7,000 RediCard points—good for a free night at any Red Roof Inn or Red Roof PLUS+ property! Travelers can easily register on RedRoof.com by joining RediCard for free and signing up for the promotion. Who knew booking hotel rooms and saving up were so compatible?
Book last minute with no fear
The conventional wisdom that booking ahead of time means travel savings is old news! With Red Roof’s Along-a-Route tool on the mobile-friendly RedRoof.com, not only can travelers book last minute on the cheap, but it’s easy to do so while on route to a destination (please pull over in a safe location or have a passenger look up this feature). Using geo-location technology, the website scans the direction of the car to offer deals from properties directly along a route, not out of the way or behind. There’s no hassle and no worries. With as few as three taps, a comfortable and affordable room is ready in a matter of seconds.
Travelers don’t have to fly thousands of miles for an exciting getaway. With summer fun blooming all over the country, road trippers can find a number of enticing destinations no more than 250 miles from their homes. Taking these shorter road trips saves short term dollars at the pump and long term dollars by not putting extra wear and tear on vehicles. On top of savings, less travel time means more time at destinations!
Let your dog have its day
There’s no need to pay up for a dog sitter or pet hotel. At Red Roof, pets stay free with absolutely no hidden fees, including cleaning. In some cases, travelers can even find discounts when they bring their pets along. Red Roof knows that pets are part of the family, and it’s not truly a family vacation if the entire family isn’t there.