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3 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Columbus, OH – July 26, 2017 – Can you believe Labor Day is just around the corner? There’s no more time to waste if you’re thinking of taking the ultimate trip this summer. Whether it’s a weekend getaway to a nearby beach town or a road trip across the country to visit Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon or the lake towns of Northern Michigan, road tripping is an American tradition. But before you hit the road, here are three great tips to save money while still having a good time. Summer, we love you.

Book direct: While Online Travel Agencies claim to get you the best deal, travel experts say there are lots of good reasons to book directly with a hotel. For instance, by booking direct, you can truly get the lowest price or a “best rate guarantee”, you don’t have to pay additional booking, change or cancellation fees and, if necessary, your charges are often refundable. Booking direct also allows you to take advantage of special deals and amenities, get better rooms assignments and build your loyalty points which can be converted into room upgrades and other perks. Check out cool features while booking direct like RedRoof.com’s innovative Along-a-Route feature which uses patent-pending technology to suggest hotels directly along your car’s route, not out of the way or behind you, and you can book directly right on your phone.

Sign up for a hotel loyalty card: Hotel loyalty programs, like airline mileage cards, allow you to reap so many benefits just for your allegiance to their brand. When you enroll in hotel loyalty programs, you can earn free nights (just 7,000 points on RediCard® for a free night at Red Roof), discounts and amazing perks. Try RediCard Rewards from Red Roof®, which not only gives members free nights, discounts on room rates, advance notice of special offers and free water bottles at check-in , but now RediCard members can earn entries into the RediRewards Sweepstakes, where Red Roof is giving away a big ticket item every day of the summer. Prizes include lucrative gift cards from Apple, Target and other retailers, high-tech cameras, pulse-pounding speakers, high-definition televisions and more. RediCard members with sufficient points can also now use those points to acquire incredible products directly from Red Roof’s online rewards catalog. Free gifts just for your loyalty.

Don’t let anyone make you pay for Wi-Fi: We’ve all been down the frustrating road of trying to connect to the internet at most hotels. Most of the time, you have to pay an egregious daily rate just to get online or if the Wi-Fi is free, the quality isn’t nearly good enough to do the things you actually want, like streaming Netflix. At Red Roof, Wi-Fi is not just always free, it’s also verified fast by a third-party company to make sure you can stream video or play online games with no hassle and no hidden cost at many locations. Save money and frustration by staying at a Red Roof property with Fast. Free. Verified. Wi-Fi.

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