Follow up on Your Reservation Pricing
I'll post this on both Car Rental and on Lodging if the copy function works. I learned years ago to keep following up on car rental and hotel room pricing--as you get nearer your travel date, prices can sometimes drop significantly if cars and rooms are not reserved at rate to make the rental companies and hotels happy.
We reserved a hotel in Bilbao for upcoming vacation for $389 for 2 nights. But every few days I checked the hotel website plus hotels.com, orbitz.com, and a couple of other hotel consolidator sites. Sure enough, there was a sale this week and we are now paying $338 and we now get breakfast included.
We rented our compact, automatic transmission car first through autoeurope at $352 for 8 days. A particular car rental company had a sale this week that included a discount through our insurance company for just $228. I called autoeurope and they bettered the deal by another $16.
So following up saved about $190 so far.