September 17, 2012 |
Even though Southern California is still baking in post-summer heat, autumn -- and post-summer discounts at places to stay -- are on the way. Lake Quinault Lodge in the lush rainforest on the edge of Olympic National Park offers a special rate that's good for leaf-peepers and winter travelers. The deal: The Fall and Winter Special features rooms at the historic lodge for $101 a night and up. Look at the different rooms and buildings before choosing a room and making a reservation for this deal.
December 11, 2011
Hmm … which do I like more: discounted ski tickets or buying them in advance online? Name: http://www.liftopia.com What it does: Aggregates ski resort deals and discounts, then lets you search by dates and regions. Expect to find ski resorts from Alaska to Austria. What's hot: This site is great for occasional skiers and snowboarders who don't have season passes and are willing to try different resorts if they find the right deals. Note that the discounts go beyond cheaper lift tickets.
July 4, 2012 |
Best Buy and Amazon are discounting the latest MacBooks despite the Apple computers being on the market for less than a month. The two retailers are offering discounts on their websites across the board on all 10 computers Apple announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month. Although the two companies have similar discounts for all of the models, Best Buy beats Amazon, notably on the Retina models, in some instances. The iPhone: 5 years running Amazon takes off only $5 from the two Retina models, yet Best Buy knocks off $139.
January 2, 2013 |
New Year's Eve was a banner day for partiers--and for gray whales. Twenty-one of them were spotted off Southern California as they headed south to the warm waters of Mexico , the best sightings since the season began Dec. 1. This means it's a good time to snag a discounted whale-watching ticket and go see them for yourself. The deal: AmazonLocal Long Beach is offering vouchers that take at least half off the price of whale-watching tours. The sale price costs $18 a person (usually $39)
February 22, 2013 |
Hotel discounter Jetsetter has put a bunch of top New York City hotels on sale this spring. For example, rooms at the Thompson LES start at $195 a night, but not for very long. The deal: Jetsetter's New York on Sale offers a pretty low rate for this Lower East Side hotel that's close to the East Village and Soho. Check the Jetsetter online booking calendar to see the discount rates and receive another 10% off at checkout by using the promotion code "JET2NYC. " Note that this deal doesn't involve a voucher; the date you reserve is the date you get. When: The offer is good through Tuesday, for stays through April 15, based on availability.
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October 23, 2013 |
Los Angeles police detectives Wednesday released surveillance video of the man believed to have shot and killed a discount store worker last month and asked for the public's help in identifying him. Martha Sanchez, a 39-year-old mother of five, was working at a South L.A. Happy Bargain discount store the night of Sept. 17 when authorities said a man walked in, robbed the store and shot Sanchez several times. A customer found Sanchez and called for help, authorities said, but she later died at a hospital.
September 21, 2011 |
Should you be penalized under the law if you previously hadn't been able to afford a car, chose not to own a car or if you lived for a time in a city where you didn't need one? A Los Angeles insurance billionaire has made an $8-million bet that says you should, contributing a chunk of his fortune to an initiative he hopes to qualify for the June 2012 ballot. George Joseph, chairman of insurer Mercury General Corp. and tied as the 385th richest man in America, claims that he simply wants to be able to charge people a little less for having insurance continuously, but it's illegal to do so. What he doesn't say is that those who didn't have insurance because they had not been driving or are in the growing ranks of the long-term unemployed would have to pay more — likely much more — when they buy or restart auto insurance.
February 18, 2011 |
The Camino de Santiago in northwestern Spain is an ancient pilgrimage trail that leads to the shrine of the Apostle St. James in the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela . Today travelers come for the spiritual and cultural value as well as the beauty of the landscape. Fresco Tours, which leads treks along the route, is discounting an April tour by 22% for those who book by Tuesday. The deal: The "Catch a 22% Discount" offer applies to a 10-day tour that starts April 5 in the town of Leon and ends at the cathedral.
July 6, 2012 |
On most airplanes, coach and comfort usually part ways, so sleep-seekers are always on the lookout for the perfect travel pillow. The pillows come in all shapes and sizes, but here's one with a long, vertical design that's a bit different from the others -- and it's on sale, too. The deal: The EZ Sleep Travel Pillow measures 21-by-12-by-2 inches when inflated and can be used on train, bus or plane seats. It attaches to the armrest and forms a kind of inflatable curtain between you and your seat mate.
December 7, 2012 |
If you have family coming for the holidays or just want a different ride, Simply Hybrid has a December deal that takes 30% off rentals of its hybrids and energy-efficient cars. The company will even deliver the cars to airports, hotels or other locations for free. The deal: Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and even a plug-in Prius are some of the selections in the compact category. The website provides the models available but doesn't list prices or take reservations; you have to call to get a quote and make a booking.