The $9 airline ticket, and other frugal travel hacks.Posted by Donna Freedman on May 29, 2011 | 10 comments
My current piece at MSN Money won’t show up in the RSS feed. That’s because it’s a slide show rather than a column.
“$9 airfare and 9 other travel hacks” offers the skinny on things like “news flash” alerts (e.g., a $9 flight from Boston to New York), ways to get a free flop anywhere from Anchorage to Amsterdam, and how to spend just $1 to journey from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia.
Not every tip will work for every person, obviously. Some folks just hate riding the bus and some wouldn’t even consider staying in a stranger’s guest room.
While I’m not suggesting doing something that terrifies you, I will say that stepping outside your comfort zone can be a rewarding journey indeed. You could always pretend you’re an exchange student, just for a night or two.
Give the piece a read and learn the details before dismissing it out of hand. Incidentally, some of the frugal hacks are savvy, not scary.
My current column at Get Rich Slowly urges you to avoid giving your pound of pence to the Coinstar machine. “A penny saved is a penny spurned? What to do with pockets full of change” suggests ways to use up/cash in on the contents of that Miracle Whip jar on your dresser.
The readers offer some ideas of their own, too. Feel free to add yours to theirs. And keep adding those coins to the jar!