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November 15, 2012 | By Brian E. Clark
Colorado ski and snowboard resorts are rolling out a variety of inexpensive early-season bargains to lure schussers onto their slopes.  Here's a sampling: Colorado Gems Card : This discount card is good at the eight Colorado Gem resorts (Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch and Sunlight). It offers deals and discounts for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. In addition to the resorts' upgraded season-long deals, there is a new component to this year's Gems Card: Flash Deals, which are special promotions and ways to save that are unique to each Gem resort and will be announced at the last minute throughout the season.
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NEWS
October 28, 2012
United and US Airways have a $243 round-trip fare from LAX to centrally located Salisbury , Md., which is about 120 miles or less from Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del. The fare includes all taxes and fees and is subject to availability. The ticket must be purchased seven days in advance and has no minimum stay. It is for travel any day through Feb. 28, but blackout dates apply and seats are scarce for November travel. Info: United , (800)
TRAVEL
August 30, 2009 | Jen Leo
Some say the best time to visit Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure is after school starts, because they're not crowded. Now, you can save money too. The deal: Save $400 when you book a 4-Day/4-Night Disneyland Resort vacation package and stay at Disneyland Resort hotels, including Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier. Among the perks: Four days of Park Hopper tickets good at both parks, preferred seating at some shows at Disney's California Adventure Park and a slew of amenities, including one-day admission to Magic Morning at Fantasyland.
NEWS
November 26, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Cyber Monday brings out the strangest hotel bargains, but we're not complaining. These two Manhattan hotels make a winter trip to the Big Apple a bit more affordable. But watch the timing: One deal has a tiny booking period, while the other is wide open. The Duane Street Hotel in New York’s fashionable Tribeca neighborhood  plans to have a 29-minute sale on Cyber Monday (Nov. 29). Whew, set your stopwatches now! From 1:29 p.m. to 1:58 p.m. EST (10:29 a.m. to 10:58 a.m. PST)
NEWS
November 6, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
Here's a midweek deal that lets you enjoy wine tasting or Pechanga Resort & Casino without worrying about driving home. Deal: The Mid-Week Escape to Ponte Vineyard Inn in Temecula provides a 30% discount on a Sunday-Wednesday stay in November or December with no minimum stay requirement. Freebies at the 60-room inn, which opened in June 2012, include parking, a fitness center and Wi-Fi. Eco-measures include LED lighting, low-flow toilets and showers and rooftop solar panels.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Mammoth Mountain in California, Snowbird in Utah and Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada join the lineup for Mountain Collective's 2013-14 pass that offers two days of skiing or riding at each resort. The three join Alta in Utah, Aspen/Snowmass in Colorado and Jackson Hole in Wyoming, which teamed up for the first pass issued for the 2012-13 season. A limited number of passes go on sale Tuesday at last season's prices: $349 per adult and $229 per child 12 and younger, according to Mountain Collective.
TRAVEL
January 10, 2010
SeaWorld San Diego, home to Shamu the killer whale and other entertaining marine creatures, has a killer deal: Get a two-year annual pass for the price of one. Even if you visit only once a year, you'll save money because the pass costs $109, and regular admission to the San Diego theme park is $69 per day for adults and $59 for kids ages 3 to 9 (free for younger guests). The deal: The "Pay for a Year, Get a 2nd Year Free" offer is just what it says: You pay $109 for an annual SeaWorld San Diego Silver Pass and get a second year free.
NEWS
September 13, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
The Hyatt Mountain Collection -- which features three of the Hyatt brand's top mountain resorts and lodges in Lake Tahoe, Utah and Colorado -- is offering avid skiing and boarding guests a snowy deal this winter.  When schussers book a three-night stay (nine nights' total) at each of  three properties in the collection - - Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Colorado, Hyatt Escala Lodge at the Canyons outside Park City and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino -- they will receive a complimentary Vail Resorts' Epic pass for the 2014-2015 winter season.
NEWS
July 19, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
I love introductory airfares that airlines offer when they start new service because they nearly always involve crazy low prices. Case in point: $149 each way from San Diego to Honolulu this winter after Alaska Airlines starts daily nonstop service in November. Need I say more? The deal : Alaska Airlines' Introducing San Diego to Honolulu fares start at $149 each way plus tax and fees. Yes, this airfare is super-low but my research shows that this price isn't available on all dates.
NEWS
October 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Off-season in Washington, D.C., means a nice break from blazing summer heat and crowds on the National Mall. Now it also means a nice break on hotel rates from Travelzoo at the stylish Donovan House: $109 a night on Fridays and Saturdays for a limited time. The deal: Travelzoo features the Donovan House weekend deal  on its Top 20 list, which means rooms may go fast. This Thompson hotel has a good central location (1155 14th St. N.W.) and free Wi-Fi comes too. Use the Travelzoo link or the promotion code "TZOO" to make a reservation.
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