Budget motel chain Howard Johnson wants to brighten up Mondays. The company's latest pitch rewards those staying on Monday and/or other midweek nights by taking 35% off the daily price for hotels in the United States and Canada. You have about 370 hotels nationwide to choose from for this deal.
The deal: Hojo Happy Monday discounts the best available room rates excluding Friday and Saturday nights. Here's how it works: You register with your name and email address, and a rate code is sent to you. Check your email and use the rate code to see and reserve the marked-down room price.
When: The offer is good for any Monday stay through May 20 and any Sunday through Thursday stay through May 23, based on availability.
Tested: There are more than 30 Howard Johnsons in California, so I chose one just to test this deal. I registered and found availability April 21-25 for a room with one king bed at the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Monterey Pacific Grove in Pacific Grove, Calif., for $84 a night instead of the usual $129 a night (prices exclude tax).