By now you know I’m all about being frugally cool, and living a rocking life on a budget. But I’ve got to tell you, I’ve never really been the coupon-ing type. It’s still kind of a mystery to me, and seeing a glimpse of Extreme Couponing on TLC a few months ago revealed what looked to be living rooms full of deodorant and dental floss. (Maybe some of you expert coupon-ers can enlighten me otherwise.)
Or maybe I’m jaded from a lifetime of receiving coupons like this…
But when my friends over at AirBnB.com said I could offer my readers a FREE $25 Travel Credit, I was ecstatic.
What is AirBnB, you ask?
It’s a website that allows travelers to book accomodations online, with people just like you and me, in over 190 countries all over the world. You can book just about anything…a shared room, a small cabin, even an entire ski chalet. Both private owners and property managers upload listings, and the rates are very competitive.
Back in May, my husband and I traveled up to the Seattle area to visit our daughter and her husband. They lived in Issaquah, a suburb of Seattle, and the hotel options in that area were between $100 (barely decent) – $200 per night. Plus taxes, and fees, blah blah blah. I headed over to AirBnB.com, typed in Issaquah, and I found exactly what I was looking for.
A private cabin, that backed up to a lush green forest. A creek that ran through the trees ended in a waterfall, completing the postcard picture that was this cabin. It was $80 per night. We booked it for 3 nights. Fast forward to the day of arrival. The owner texted me with the location of the key, and when we pulled up, we discovered a charming cabin, with a kitchenette and a goodie basket overflowing with fruit and granola bars. At night, we fell asleep to the sound of the waterfall outside. It was idyllic.
We’ve been AirBnB folks for a while now, (I already mentioned them in an earlier travel post), but if you weren’t convinced before, now it’s time! If you’ve never explored what AirBnB.com has to offer, check it out. Want to book a cabin in the mountains for the weekend? $25 off! Looking for a place to stay near the beach? $25 off! The wine country? I could go on and on and on. But I won’t.
As for us, we just booked a romantic weekend getaway in Lake Tahoe at the end of the month. It’s a private home, 1/2 mile from the south shore with a hot tub on the back deck for $130 per night. Perfect, private and cheaper than most other options in that area!
Now you’re probably wondering how to redeem this $25 Travel Credit, huh? Just use the special link below, and it will prompt you to create a new AirBnB profile. The $25 credit will automatically appear during checkout when you book your first reservation.
So head over there, and take a look around. Then book a cheap getaway.
You’re welcome. 😉
DISCLAIMER: AirBnB.com has agreed to compensate this blog for distributing this offer. But rest assured, I would never recommend something I’m not using (and loving) myself!