Travel Centsibly: Rainbows in New Zealand + BOGO Free Hotel Nights

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Because these travel posts get so full of text, I thought I’d start sharing some fun travel photos, if that’s OK with you?


New Zealand countryside


We were driving through the New Zealand countryside on a tour bus from Milford Sound to Queenstown when I briefly glanced up from the book I was enjoying and caught the image above. It is about as perfect of a scene as I can imagine. This was one of our first days in New Zealand and I thought we’d see rainbows wherever we went, but that didn’t end up being the case. This was the one and only rainbow we saw, and it was amazing. This photo also pretty aptly sums up the natural beauty that exists in New Zealand. Snow capped mountains, with rolling hills, and green plains meet the very low hanging clouds.


Now let’s get to the deals, shall we? Here’s a round-up of some of the travel deals and news that has hit my in-box recently.

Take 5% off Expedia standalone hotels ($100 minimum purchase required.) Use coupon code “FINDYOURS!” – expires 10/8/12

Save 5% site-wide on Expedia’s Top Hotels (Some restrictions apply.) Use Coupon Code “FINDYOURS” at Checkout! – expires 10/8/12

Get 2 days free when you buy a 5-day pass to Walt Disney World Theme Parks in Orlando! – expires 12/31/12

BCKSTGR, a revolutionary social engagement platform, announced today an agreement with MileagePlus, United Airlines’ award-winning loyalty program, that enables MileagePlus members to use award miles for exclusive experiences, lifestyle and entertainment rewards, and earn new miles in an exciting and innovative way.

Through BCKSTGR and its world-class network of partners, MileagePlus members who register with BCKSTGR at can use award miles to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and entertainment events such as private dinners with celebrity chefs, backstage passes to sold-out concerts, rounds of golf at prestigious clubs and many more. In addition, MileagePlus members can earn award miles by engaging participating brands and businesses via social-media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Google and LinkedIn.

MileagePlus members registered with BCKSTGR also will enjoy several new opportunities to earn award miles –for example, by liking a partner product on Facebook, tweeting about it or checking in on Foursquare at a partner location. Members then can redeem their award miles at or through other MileagePlus redemption options.

country inn and suites


FREE Night Offer! Stay with Country Inns & Suites two or more eligible nights, Oct. 1 – Nov. 29, 2012, and enjoy a free night later.


FREE Night Offer! RADISSON 1 FOR 1 promotion – Stay One Night, Get One Night Free. Book a qualifying stay online at between October 1 and October 31, 2012. Complete the qualifying stay between October 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. The free night will be available through December 31, 2012.


FREE Night Offer! Stay two separate times at a Choice Hotel and earn a free night. After your second stay between August 31 and November 14, 2012 receive enoughChoice Privileges® points to redeem your free night at over 1,500 hotels. Maximum of 2 free nights per customer.


Fly from the Bay Area to Maui from $297 RT - Escape to the beautiful white-sand beaches of Maui. Bay Area flights start from $297 RT when you book by October 8, with Other departure cities are available.

Funjet Vacations

Save up to $300 on a fall or winter vacation to Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe and the U.S. Use promo code: ULTRASALE5 or ULTRAUS5. Book 9/21 – 9/27.

Receive up to a $100 food and beverage credit with a 2-night minimum stay at select MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. Book 9/21 – 10/11

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