Summer is here and it’s time for fun, sun and family vacations! Memorial Day weekend is usually the travel kick off of the summer and it’s been no different for us this year! We planned our first ever trip to the most magical place on earth – DISNEY!
YES! We hopped in the car and took our family of 5 on a 20 drive to enjoy Disney World and the beach for the first time for us all! Talk about fun AND a little stress. haha! BUT, with some planning, it wasn’t as stressful as you’d think. We talked to a lot of friends and family and got some tops tips for traveling and for Disney. Who knew there would be so much to learn about Disney – but there is! And with our long drive, we knew we’d need to stop in a hotel along the way to give our kids (and ourselves) a break from the road. But, when you’re traveling to somewhere you’ve never been, it’s hard to choose a hotel to stay at that will be nice and within budget.
My #1 Hotel Money Saving tip is to use hotel rewards programs to book travel!
I’ve had some really good luck with hotel reward services on finding good deals and quality accommodations in the past – such as IHG. IGH works with hotels such as Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crown Plaza and Candlewood Suites. All really nice options for families! You know that you’re going to get a nice, clean room with exceptional service. That’s a plus when traveling with kids. It’s always nice to have a suite – a room with a separate bedroom, when you have kids and you can find that with a search of a website, online chat or by calling IGH. I also love that you can earn points for reward toward travel. So, the next time we travel, it costs a little less. Another big PLUS in my book! Make sure you’re getting the most for your money and earn “money” or points towards the future. That’s just smart budgeting!
IHG® is a global company with 9 hotel brands, over 4,800 hotels and nearly 674,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries around the world. They pride themselves in being a leader of hospitality and their new rewards promotion is just another display of their practiced guest welcoming and generosity. IHG’s aim is to build lifetime relationships with their guests and ensure they are offering their valued members fantastic experiences they can share with their family and friends. The IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” Summer Promotion allows members to earn points for their stay as well as share additional points with those that matter most!
Here is how it works: – Earn 500 Points for your next IHG hotel stay from May 1, 2015 – September 2, 2015 – Earn another 500 points for that same hotel stay to share with another member! (Or keep the points for yourself!) – Earn from 68,500 to 115,500 “Share Forever” bonus points plus a maximum 58,500 bonus points to share, or keep. shareforever.ihg.com IHG® Rewards Club gives you more options and more places to use your points. Explore the benefits and find out why this award-winning hotel loyalty program is chosen by more guests worldwide than any other. SO sign up, free of charge today! AND if you sign up today – you can be entered to WIN 1,000 share points right here on All Things Mamma courtesy of IHG! That’s an awesome deal! ENTER IN THE COMMENTS BELOW by telling me that you signed up AND who you’d like to share points with. (I’m sharing with my dad for his upcoming trip!) I’ll chose a winner by random on June 24th after midnight. Good luck!