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When traveling, my DW and I would stay at a budget motel. $50 was our budget for a room, $18 for breakfast & $30 for dinner. Last year for the College World Series, we waited til the last minute to go. Not 1 room was available at a budget hotel. We chose Candlewood Suites. It advertised a full kitchen, table top electric burners, microwave, refrigerator, etc. They also advertised Pet Friendly. That meant we could could take Cat, our adopted cat. The kitchen was all they said PLUS the fridge

was full size. $90 bucks for the room We went to Wal-Mart & bought real, healthful food to fix.. Breakfast cost $6, dinner cost $12. Total? $108. Cheap was $98 & we sometimes ate way too heavy. Families could save enough to actually SAVE $$$! Our bonus? We are staying at a real classy place.
- Submitted by POPEYETHETURTLE 10/14/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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STORMTMB 10/15/2010 10:35:00 AM

    I always try to get a microwave and fridge in every hotel room where I stay and bring snacks and meal items from home, as if taking lunch to work. It saves a ton!

I have stayed in Candlewood, Residence and others like them when traveling for work and eat better and cheaper than going out every night for dinner at a restaurant. I always have money left over from my per diem! You found a great secret, friend.
SMITHANI 10/14/2010 9:13:00 PM


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