My family and I like to travel a lot. We take multiple vacations throughout the year. One of the reasons that we are able to do so is due to our timeshare. We can take multiple vacations in very nice accommodations for a very reasonable amount of money when compared to hotels or even airbnb or vacation rentals.
There are various tricks and tips to travel cheap and use frequent flyer miles for flights, points for car rentals and even points for activities. Timeshares are great for numerous reasons but one key benefit is having a full kitchen. Being able to cook in your timeshare can save you tons of money.
However, lets be real. When you go on vacation, you may not want to cook and going shopping for groceries can be difficult. Going out to eat is part of the experience and you can experience local cuisine and different flavors.
However, eating out can be expensive. At most fancy resorts, meals are very expensive with little options to eat reasonably.
One great trick that I have found is Restaurant.com. Restaurant.com is an online coupon seller where you can purchase gift certificates for certain restaurants. These gift certificates can be redeemed for meals but usually come with various restrictions such as minimum purchases or time restrictions.
While these restrictions can be difficult to navigate, I have actually found that restaurant.com offers gift certificates for many restaurants that are located in fancy hotels or in tourist areas. I have personally used these certificates in various hotels around the country.
Restaurant.com does actually have a good variety of restaurants so it can be a great way to save some money or restaurants. They usually always have some type of coupon available. The general price is $10 for a $25 gift certificate but they have coupon codes to bring this down to as little as $4 for a $25 gift certificate.
Whenever we travel, I always take a look to see if there are any good Restaurant.com restaurants nearby to where we are going.
Take a look above to see the various restaurants. We do even have some restaurants in the program that are local so it cannot hurt to look!
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