Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A mere penny a night at 343 hotels nationwide - sale starts now

Husband, "Hey Honey, let's get away for a couple days."

Wife, "I wish. Too bad you don't have a gazillion American Express points like the dude on TV."
Husband, "No problem, I've got 2 cents, let's go."

Crazy as it sounds, you too can get away if you plan your strategy right. Going on right now is the sale of a lifetime at Red Roof Inns. 

From April 1 thru April 15, one room at each Red Roof location (with minor exceptions) is available each day for one cent. There are no add on taxes or fees, so all you pay is one shiny Lincoln.

Here's how to pull it off.  Reservations must be made through their corporate Web site:  Starting at noon EDT each day, you can place your reservation for one of the following two days. If you are the first to select that particular date at that particular hotel, you get the room for one cent.

Once the room is gone, you can try again the following day. According to Jessica at the Cleveland East Willoughby Red Roof, you can only reserve one room per reservation, but if you are lucky enough, you could reserve both nights on the same day, using two separate reservations. 

Lisa at the reservation desk in Westlake, OH said she expects a great response to the sale, so you should probably be dialing right at 12:00:01 p.m. EDT each day.

Feeling lucky? Check my article yesterday for a chance to win three nights for four in a private room in New York City.

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