I don’t see this very often, if at all.
There are different combinations of this trip but I just put one weekend up.
It’s $50 CDN for a round trip flight – out of Detroit to Ft. Myers, Florida.
It’s on Spirit, but c’mon, really – 50 bucks!!!!!!!!!
This may not last, but wow.
If you are looking last minute to Florida out of our area you can still get some pretty decent deals to hit the beach for a few days New Years week.
I found one for under $150 CDN round trip – Detroit – Ft. Lauderdale for 3 days and nights.
When it’s Ft. Lauderdale it’s usually Spirit airlines but I’ve flown there a few times with them and it’s a good flight.
This gets you all day Thur/Fri and Sat coming back Sat night in time to get ready for school if you have kids in school.
It’s not a weeks vacation or anything but just might be a perfect little getaway south for you.
Here are the specifics.
That’s not bad for less than 3 weeks away and this time of year!
I have done a few posts on this over the last 4 years, but once again the title is true.
This is crazy – I just went to Expedia to get a picture for this post and upon checking my car, the price went down again – and our trip is about 3 weeks away!
Basically many car rental providers allow you to put the car “on hold” with Expedia until you get there – with no charge.
That allows you to book it at a certain price – usually the first time you look you may book it in.
Then over the course of however long it is before your trip you should check back often to see if your price goes down – it usually does!
My example here (but there have been many over the last 5 years) is the car I wanted started at $450 about a month ago.
That seemed fair for the vehicle we were getting – but I knew it would probably drop.
Sure enough over the last week it has dropped 2, now 3 times.
My current price is $240 for the exact same vehicle – and in this particular case the same company – but it’s not always the same company.
These are always nice “wins” in this travel game!
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I have been doing this blog for over 4 years now and even some of my closest friends can’t figure out/too lazy to figure out credit card points.
That’s fine, but you are leaving money on the table.
When you spend $10,000 on furnishing a house/fixing up a house etc. you should expect something back.
Now, if you already have enough credit cards then maybe you put that on your SPG card to get 10,000 SPG points worth $300-$500 in hotel stays. That’s something.
If you don’t have a credit card but are looking for a way to maximize points with this spending of $10,000 – there are ways!
In fact, I did a page a couple of years ago which is true today like it was then.
In a nutshell if you are doing this with a friend you can get up to $2000 of that $10,000 back in hotel stays or in flights!
This has now happened to two friends that have chosen to pay cash for purchases over $10,000 each.
Now I know their reasons, and quite simple they left money on the table.
Lately I’ve been checking flight prices for friends and more and more I’m finding flying out of Cleveland a way cheaper alternative.
Most flights I’m finding out of Detroit to Florida destinations are between $300-$400 with very few exceptions.
I have made it a point to use Google Flights and always check Cleveland as when you are not using points and paying cash for flights it adds up when purchasing multiple tickets.
This particular deal is from Cleveland to Ft. Myers and is under $200 CDN round trip…which is a very good deal – on UNITED! (and Spirit lol)
You can check google flights yourself but remember to use the function where you can change the city you fly out of (or into) to save some money.
Thing is…Tampa is only $201 CDN, Orlando $220, Ft. Lauderdale $241 so there are options out there!
So as the years go by and more and more of my friends figure out SPG and why they haven’t “done this sooner!!!” it amazes me people still ask how you can get 1 – yes just 1 hotel room free.
This blog is now 4 years old and at the start I was going on about SPG and Amex and some people picked it up right away and others still want to, but just can’t get started!
I realize people have other things to do and have families – much like myself – but all you need to do is sit down for a few hours and get organized. Then…slowly after maybe 6 months…BOOM – FREE VACATION!!! What???
Why SPG though? Well it’s not just them, but the return on their Amex credit cards run in the range of 5%!!!!! Not to mention the sign up bonus you get!
They just lowered their bonus from 25,000 to 20,000 points and I know many people got on board then.
What is it then? Ahhhh yesssss…$120 annual fee.
People do Groupon and other deals that don’t even come close to the SPG cards – not even remotely close!
You get the card, spend $1500 on it.
You’ll end up with 21,500 SPG points usually worth over $1000 in hotel stays for that $120.
Better example – spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend/travel partner
You get the card, refer that other person mentioned above to the card – both of you spend the $1500 on it.
You’ll get 21,500 + 5000 points (also lowered) and they get 21,500 points.
Combined total 48000 SPG points – which you can combine in a family account with SPG or Marriott.
Hotels stays worth between $2000 – $2500 depending on where you stay for a combined fee of 120 + 120 = $240.
5th night free with both SPG and Marriott, so you can get some pretty nice vacation destinations on the beach in there for 5+ days.
US and Canadian bloggers go on and on about this card – and for good reason – it’s the best option out there!!!
I have a link to this card here, but remember, only get these cards if you can manage your money properly and can sit down and get organized with your user names and sign ons, etc for an hour or two.
IT IS SO WORTH IT THOUGH!!!
You may not like Spirit Air, but they save you money. Period.
I have flown with them over 10 years now and other than a couple of 1-2 hour delays they have been good to me.
That is not always the case, I know, but for the most part you will save big $$$ on flights.
I’ll put one such example up, but there are many more – I encourage people to use Google Flights and just pick a weekend or whenever and see where you can go cheap.
Usually unless it’s prime time you can get to a destination pretty cheaply with them.
This case in a few weekends – round trip Detroit-Ft. Lauderdale for under $100 CDN.
If you’ve been reading blogs you probably have hotel points ready for something like this – if you don’t check our page “How do you do this” and grab yourself a SPG card or Best Western card!
Anyway, here is a screenshot of the deal.