Planning your theme park vacation: More useful Web links for saving money
Written by Robert Niles
My former LA Times colleague Liz Pulliam Weston, who now writes for MSN Money, has published a great list of The 100 most useful Web sites, upon which she's included Theme Park Insider. Many of the other 99 are well worth checking out, too.Tweet
I've been writing about what you can do to save money on your theme park vacation and many of the sites that Liz lists can help with that, as well as getting everything else in your household's budget in order.
Some of the most valuable sites that she links offer tips and advice on saving and investing, as well as finding the best quality for lowest price when shopping for just about anything.
But there are several sites devoted to coupons and travel deals, too.
I've written before about RetailMeNot, which allows you to search for online discount codes, and Liz recommends the site as well. Also, Liz suggests CouponCode.com, which includes a nice page of online travel discounts.
In addition to Theme Park Insider, Liz recommends MouseSavers, which has a nice page on Disneyland discounts. (I didn't like their Disney World advice as much.)
If you'll be traveling by air this year to your favorite park, don't forget to check both FareCast and Seat Guru before booking your flight. FareCast offers predictions on whether airfares on a given route will change in the next few weeks, given historic data, and SeatGuru helps you find the best seat locations on any model of airplane.
Finally, if you are a total cheapskate, and simply looking for a free place to crash, you're covered, too. Try CouchSurfing.com.
Feel free to submit other favorite money saving links, in the comments.
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