BOOK TODAY | OK. You just woke up and you’ve got the worst case of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) you’ve ever had. It’s Black Friday! Now, while some people swear that retailers jack up their prices before Black Friday only to lower them for all the crazy shoppers today—well, who can argue with them. That’s why I’m just going to give you a couple gems that I want to take myself. No muss, no fuss, just practical deals that are both brag-worthy and great for getting your family out of the house and on vacation. Lets get started!
VIRGIN AMERICA | Virgin America might run regular sales, but Cora’s Nana Susan just nabbed some $49 OW seats from SFO-LAS. That’s right, Vegas in January, Baby! But it’s a site-wide sale so run on over to VirginAmerica.com to grab your $49 Main Cabin or $109 Main Cabin Select seats. Oh, you only fly first class? No problem. They’re offering 3X the points for those fancy pants seats. Go wild. Get your Virgin America Black Friday Deal right now. Book by 5 p.m. today and fly by March 4, 2015,
HOTEL TONIGHT | $7 rooms. Let me say that again—SEVEN DOLLAR ROOMS. Since we’re in the Bay Area this weekend I tried looking for San Francisco. But all I got was an error message that said “Oh No We an’t reach our servers”. Bummer, eh? But, that’s to be expected on a day like today. And it shouldn’t deter you from trying in your area. Note: This was 8:57 a.m. Pacific Time. I’ll be trying all day long, believe you me. Oh, in case you haven’t heard of Hotel Tonight? They are an app. You can find more info and get a download button, here.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN | Buy one, get one early season lift tickets. I love this deal. I’ve been dying to try Mammoth Mountain. And it’s closer to Southern California than Tahoe so maybe we have a shot at going this year. So, what’s that catch? You need to buy a ticket for two consecutive days of skiing. But they’ll mark down the second day of skiing so essentially you buy the first day and they give you the second for free. Valid Nov. 30 – Dec. 11. I tested the dates for Dec. 6 and the cost of an adult ticket was marked down from $171 to $86 with the sale. Kids tickets were marked down from $70 to $35. Boom! Find this Mammoth Mountain Black Friday deal, here
ATLANTIS RESORT | I hope my husband is reading this! Atlantis Resort has a Black Friday – Cyber Monday deal with up to 60% off nightly rates + Kids Eat Free for Travel Dec. 1-17. I tested dates Dec. 2-5, 2014 and Beach Tower rooms started at $119/night. When I checked Spring Break Dates in April these rooms were more than $300/night. We’ve previously stayed at the Royal Towers which are close to the kids’ pool and the Atlantis Kids Adventure program and those rooms were going for only $212/night. Come on, let Christmas come early. Atlantis Resort is SO much fun!
PARADISE POINT | Here’s another resort we love. Paradise Point in San Diego. Their Black Friday – Cyber Monday deal has rooms up to 45% off for travel through April 2015. It’s right next door to Sea World, has a wonderful pool for kids, tons of beach activities whether you like Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking or Sailing. I thought I’d check the day after Christmas and a room that night was only $117/night with Bayside suites starting at $285/before taxes and fees. You don’t even want to know what these rooms are over the summer. Go enjoy them now.
TANQUE VERDE RANCH | 50% off All Inclusive Rates with rooms starting at $380/night.. Hello! If you book today, you can get 50% off all-inclusive rates at this super fun Arizona ranch for travel Dec. 1 – June 19, 2015. The all-inclusive packages include meals, supervised kids programs (4-11), all horseback and trail riding lessons, breakfast rides and BBQ cookouts, fishing, guided hike and nature programs, and last but not least mountain biking, bingo and other family activities. Don’t you want to go?! I do. But when I went to book, there were several blocks of dates that were not available. I don’t know if that’s because it’s a busy time for them or people already nabbed them before I could. So, you’ll need to be flexible with your dates. Plus, play around online. I found some All Inclusive rates cheaper than the Black Friday deal for travel Jan. 13-15 so there could be some kinks in the system. If there is any doubt – call to make sure you get the deal that you want.