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20 Tips & Hacks For Getting The Best Deal On Hotel Rooms

**20 Tips & Hacks For Getting The Best Deal On Hotel Rooms**



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20 tips on how to book the cheapest hotel room possible. Looking to score a deal on a great hotel? These tips & hacks will ensure you get the best price on your next hotel stay. First: Be flexible
Go when other people aren’t. The rule of opposites. Business destination? Go during the weekend. Resort like Vegas? Going during the week. Even consider this within a single city.. San Diego by the beach in the summer will be expensive. Cheap in the winter.

2 – New Hotels
Hotels that just opened typically have really low occupancy levels and often offer prices well below the competition to get people to know them.

3 – Not the major chains
Particularly internationally
Especially if there is only one of that particular chain in a destination
Find the local chains. In Japan: Toyoko Inn, or JR Hotels. In Taiwan: K Hotel

4 – Coupon Codes and Affiliations
AAA, Senior, through your work
Find coupon codes on FF blogs and flyertalk
Use the flexible dates search to find a day with your rate

5 – Promotions
Find promotions on places like travelzoo, groupon, and the hotels website
Check promotions like stay 3 nights get 1 free. Might not always be cheaper
Free breakfast, resort credit
Get more points promotions

6 – Stay for a long time and book in advance
Long stay rates, advance booking rates
I always book hotels if there is a remote possibility I’m going

7 – Be creative with your searches
Going for a week? Try searching for a day at a time, just the weekend, just the weekdays.

8 – Check a few aggregators
Kayak, Expedia, agoda, TripAdvisor
Maybe a country specific one like Rakuten
Make sure you are signed in when you search

9 – Also check the hotels website directly
Make sure you are a member of their loyalty program

10 – Get the hotels credit card
Free perks like breakfast, late checkout, just for having the card.
And you’ll earn more points for the booking

11 – Other Credit Card perks
Amex FHR
Citi Prestige Card
Buy 3 nights get 1 free

12 – Price Match
Found a lower price on somewhere else? Many hotels have a low price guarantee and will beat the low price somewhere else.

13 – Keep checking the rate
Rate might become lower as the date gets closer.. rebook the lower rate

14 – Book a nonrefundable or prepaid rate
Usually 10 to 20% less

15 – Book last minute
Hotels tonight

16 – Bid on a room
Dont care where you stay? Use Priceline to bid on a hotel.

17 – Be creative
B&B, AirBNB, Hostels, Capsule Hotels, Overnight trains, day room

18 – Buy gift cards
Often can find gift cards at 10% off face value

19 – Use points
For free. Or cash and points. Dont get suckered in to “Premium” rooms

20 – Experienced an issue? Let the hotel know
Might get a discount.. or even a complete refund

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– 20 tips and hacks on how
to get good deals on hotels. I'm Chris, this is Yellow Productions. I do travel guides that are fun, informative, and entertaining. This video is part of
my travel advice series, where I'm giving you advice on how to get the most bang for your
buck when traveling. I've got other travel advice videos on how to get good deals
on airfare and rental cars. You'll find links to those at the end, or in the description of this video. But this video is all about how to get the best bang for your buck on hotels. My first tip on how to
get good deals on hotels is to be flexible. I call this one the law of opposites, and it's essentially to go
where other people aren't. And when other people aren't. If you're going to a business destination, then go when business people aren't there. Go during the weekend. If you're going to a resort destination, like Las Vegas, then
go during the weekday, because everybody goes to
Las Vegas on the weekend. If you're going when there
aren't many visitors there, then the room rates
are going to be cheaper because they aren't very full. This also can be taken into
account in a single city. For example, San Diego has
a lot of business travelers, and a lot of leisure travelers. The leisure travelers
all stay at the beach. The business travelers
all stay in downtown. So think about when you're coming, and try to stay where people aren't. Coming on the weekend, stay in downtown, where the business people stay. If you're coming during the week, well then stay near the beach, because the business
people won't be there. Tip number two, look for new hotels. New hotels, when they've just opened, not many people know about them. And because not many
people know about them, their occupancy rates are often very low when they first open. And so new hotels often offer
significantly lower prices than the competition when they first open to get people to know them. You book that cheap rate, you love it, then when you come back a year later, those prices have all of a sudden gone up. So if you're searching on
Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, those sorts of things,
take a look for the hotels that have that new marker, to
score yourself a good deal. Tip number three, avoid
the major hotel chains. Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, particularly if you're
traveling internationally, and particularly if
there's only one or two of those hotels in the particular city. Because Marriott is
going to charge a premium when there's only one
Marriott in that city. But you might say Chris, I like the chains because there's some consistency,
I know what they'll be. Well my recommendation to you
is to find the local chains. If you're going to Japan, for example, you'll get much better
deals staying in the hotels that are run by Japan Airlines, or by ANA. They will be half the price of the big international
Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt chains, and pretty much a similar quality. The only drawback to not
staying in the major chains, well you won't get those reward points. But say you're going
to like Taipei, Taiwan, which is some place I often go to. The Hyatt in Taipei can be $300. But one of my favorite hotels there, a local chain in Taiwan called K Hotel, I get rooms at K Hotel for $80. I'm okay not getting the reward points and saving $220 a night. Tip number four, use your affiliations and look for coupon codes. What do I mean by affiliations? I meant things like are
you a member of AAA? Are you a member of AARP? Are you a member of some
company that has discounts with a particular hotel chain? Make sure you use those things. The affiliations like AAA,
and being a senior AARP, many hotel websites
have little check boxes, where you can see those rates. It's always worthwhile to do that. I find the AAA rate can
often be 20 to $30 cheaper than the regular rate,
at almost every Marriott. They also, almost all the
hotels have coupon codes that you could put in. Those coupon codes or discount codes, they're often corporate
codes that are negotiated between certain companies and the hotels, but they'll also have
certain discount codes for certain promotions
or various weekends. You can search online for coupon
codes for the major chains. But I will tell you,
don't use a coupon code that you're not eligible for. If there's a coupon code that says it's only eligible
for employees of IBM, and you don't work for IBM, well when you get to the hotel, they might ask you for
your IBM identification, and if you don't have it, you might be stuck paying
the full rack rate, which can be pretty expensive. Of course if you do like
to live on the edge, then maybe put in that coupon code and maybe the front desk
people just won't ask. When you're using some of
these codes or affiliations, you might find out they're not available on the days that you searched for. Many hotel websites have
a flexible dates feature where you can search for
days that that coupon code or affiliation rate is available. Tip number five, promotions. These are different than
coupon codes and affiliations, but sometimes hotels will have promotions like stay three nights,
get the fourth one free. Where do you find these things? Well you can certainly find
them on the hotel website, but you can also find
them on deal aggregators like Travelzoo is a really
good one for hotels. Other types of promotions
you'll often find are ones that provide free breakfast, that provide resort credits,
like 50 to $100 a night, for staying in the hotel, that you could use at
the hotel's restaurant, or they might have promotions
where you get more points, so if you're staying at Hyatts, they might have double points promotions. Now I should point out that when you're looking at those rates related to the promotions, for example, the stay
three nights, get one free, you should actually check
if those rates are cheaper. Sometimes using those promotions, it's three nights and you get one free, but they increase the rate
of those three nights, so that the fourth one really isn't free. So make sure you actually take a look and those promotions are
actually a good deal. Tip number six, stay for a
long time, and book in advance. Why are these combined? Well, because both of these
are generally discounts that many hotels offer. One is usually advanced booking discounts. You'll find many hotels
provide discounts for booking 30, 60, 90 days out. You'll often find hotels will
offer long stay discounts, that usually start at five or seven days. So sometimes it might be cheaper to stay at a hotel for seven
days, than it is for five days, because that's when that
long stay rate kicks in. If you are staying for a really long time, it might even be useful
to call up the hotel, and ask them if they offer any long stay or extended stay rates. And you might say, but
Chris, how do I know 90 days before whether
I'm really gonna go? Me, personally, I book hotels even if there's a remote possibility that I'm going someplace. I always book the refundable hotel rates. I never book a non-refundable hotel rate, unless it's like a rate
the same day or tomorrow that I'm sure I'm gonna be going. I always book the refundable rate, so I can always cancel
'em later if I need to. Tip number seven, be
creative with your searches. What do I mean about creative? I mean if you're staying
at a hotel for a week, and the week looks kind of expensive, well try searching for one day at a time, just the weekend section,
just the weekday section. You might find that actually
making three reservations at the same hotel might be cheaper than the week long reservation, because when you make the
week long reservation, it makes all the nights equivalent to the most expensive night, whereas if you book the individual ones, it might give you a cheaper rate, a cheaper rate, and then you find that one night that's super expensive, and maybe that's the one
that you book with points, and you don't even pay
money for that night. Tip number eight, use multiple search
engines and aggregators. It's good to use the hotel's website, but when the hotels say they
have a best price guarantee, that doesn't actually that their
website has the best price. What that means is that if you find a cheaper price someplace else, they'll give you the difference back of what you booked, but it doesn't mean it's
always the cheapest. Some of my favorites are
Kayak, Agoda and Trip Advisor. If you're going to a certain country, there might be country specific
aggregators that are useful. The one for Japan that I like is Rakuten. Oh, and make sure you're signed
in when you're searching. Whether it's on the hotel website, or through the aggregator. Many of these search engines like Expedia will provide you cheaper rates
if you're actually signed in. Tip number nine, don't
just use the aggregators, but check the hotel's website as well. Check the hotel's website
so you can find out if there's a promotion, you might find there's different rooms, there might be different availability, you might get different perks if you book directly through the hotel, so definitely don't just
use the aggregators. Look at the hotel website as well. Tip number 10, get the
hotel's credit card. If you're staying at a major hotel chain, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, they all have affiliated credit cards. If you're gonna be staying at
any one of those chains a lot, get the hotel's credit card. If you have the Hilton credit cards, you can get free
breakfast, late check out, just for having the credit card. Sure, there's an annual fee
that comes along with it, 80, $90, but if you stay
more than a few nights at a Hilton hotel, that
free breakfast benefit will easily pay for itself back. 'Cause breakfast in hotels
can be really expensive. And if you use that hotel, the credit card to pay for your booking,
you'll earn more points than if you just use
a standard credit card to pay for your booking. Tip number 11, use your
other credit card perks. Two credit cards that have
really good hotel perks are the American Express Platinum Card, and the Citi Prestige Card. The American Express Platinum Card, to get the hotel perks to work for you, you have to book through their Fine Hotels & Resorts program, and then you'll see when you book through that particular website, you'll have offers through those hotels that'll say things like
oh if you stay here, and you book the Fine
Hotels & Resorts rate, which is American Express
Platinum affiliated, you'll get a resort
credit, free breakfast, you know, a room upgrade, so
take a look at those rates. Now also, American Express
Platinum provides things like Hilton Gold, and a
lot of different upgrades, and different hotel programs, but you have to activate those. They don't just come automatically. When you get your Platinum Card, you actually have to go to
the American Express website and activate those benefits. The Citi Prestige Card
has a really great benefit which is if you stay three nights, you get the fourth night free. Now the Citi Prestige Card,
you have to book those hotels through Citi Prestige, it's
not just for any hotel, and it's only twice a year. But if you're staying in
some really expensive hotels, then that Citi Prestige benefit
can be pretty lucrative. Tip number 12, use the
price match guarantee, or the best rate guarantee that
I was talking about earlier. When the hotels say they
guarantee the lowest price, it doesn't really mean it,
and so if you find the rates at that hotel on their
website are expensive, and you find a cheaper one someplace else, well, book it through the hotel's website, take the screen shot
of that other website, send it into the hotel,
they will lower your rate, and then typically give
you some extra benefit on top of it, to show their good faith that they promise
they're gonna be cheaper. Tip number 13, keep checking the rate. So I mentioned book in advance, but just because you
book 90 days in advance, doesn't mean that you never pay attention to the hotel rate again. Every once in awhile you go
back to that hotel website, and check and see if
the rates got cheaper. When we were going to Zion
National Park in Utah, just a couple of months ago, I booked the Springhill
Suites in Zion for $300. Well, I checked it three days before, and low and behold, the
rate was no longer $300, it was now $200 for the exact same room. And because I booked the changeable rate, I could just go ahead and
change my reservation. I could cancel it and rebook it, but in this case, I just clicked modify, booked into the same
dates, and now it came back and it was $200 a night,
instead of $300 a night. So make sure you search
for what the rates are a couple days before you're going, before the cancellation deadline. Tip number 14, book a prepaid
or non-refundable rate. Now I know I said earlier
that I never do this, unless I'm sure I'm going and
it's a couple days before. But you may find that the
non-refundable or prepaid rates may be 10 to 20% cheaper. I would never advise doing
this three months before, because you never know what life is gonna throw
at you in three months, but if it's just a couple days, and you're pretty sure
then maybe go for it. Tip number 15, book last minute. What do I mean by last minute? I don't really mean a minute
before you get to the hotel, but I mean the same day
that you're going to stay. There's a lot of websites that provide unused inventory from hotels. The hotels call it unused
because if it's the day of, and they have a ton of rooms available, chances are, they're not gonna
get a last minute stampede that'll book all those rooms, so they often offer them
at a significant discount. One good website for this
is called Hotels Tonight, and then when you look at Hotels Tonight, you're searching for hotels
tonight in that city. Only do this if you don't really care where you're gonna stay, and you're pretty flexible in driving around the
city to a different place, 'cause you're never really gonna be sure what's actually gonna
be available that night. Tip number 16, bid on a room. Priceline, famous for bidding. If you really don't care
where you're gonna stay, and you're just interested
in getting the cheapest rate, well then by all means, go bid
on some hotels on Priceline. There's whole guides and
tips on how to use Priceline, and how to get the best rates. I'm not gonna go into that in here, 'cause that would be a
topic for another video. Tip 17, be creative. If you really want to get
cheap in where you're staying, then you need to be
creative on where you stay. Not just at big name hotels. But look at things that maybe
aren't considered hotels. For example, bed and breakfasts, booking something through Airbnb, booking a capsule hotel,
if you're in Japan. Booking a hostile. Going on a overnight train
that has sleeping quarters. Then you get transportation and you can sleep at the same time. Book a day room. Some hotels provide cheaper rates if you book it for the day time. And if you're in Japan,
you can get extra creative. They've got these manga cafes, which are basically cafes
that you can read comic books, but you can book a overnight
rate at a Manga cafe, often for like 10 to 20 bucks, as long as you're okay
sleeping in a chair, and not really a bed. Tip number 18, buy gift cards. You can often find deals
throughout the year where the major chains
will offer their gift cards at a discount rate, often
10, maybe even 20% off. You can buy them from the hotels directly when they have these sales, but all year round, you can find people who are selling gift cards that they have. Now I don't know that I'd
recommend you buy a gift card from a random person
on eBay or Craigslist, but there are some gift
card reselling websites, where those websites
will actually guarantee that the gift card that
you buy has value on it, and if it doesn't then they'll
refund your money back. So that's another way to get a good deal. And related to buying gift cards, you could also use shopping portals. Often things like Ebates, and
these various shopping portals can provide discounts for booking hotels. Recently, Ebates was
actually providing 10% back on Marriott reservations that
were booked through Ebates. I've got two more tips to go, but before I get to my last two, I wanna ask you a question. I'm always learning and
so what tips did I miss? If you've got some great advice, or some way that you save
money on hotels, let me know. One of the things I
love about this channel is learning from all of you. But now onto tip 19. Tip 19 is to not use your money at all, but to use points and
book it with award points. When you're using award
points for a booking, I will tell you to not get
suckered into premium rooms. Make sure that the rates and
rooms that you're booking are the standard, or the saver awards. Hilton is notorious for this, where the standard rate
might be 60,000 points, but they'll be offering you premium rooms for like 200,000 points a night. Those rooms are almost never worth it. It is worthwhile looking into
the cash and points rooms, particularly with Hyatt. Sometimes the cash and points bookings can be a pretty good deal. Also pay attention to
whether the hotel chain you're staying at has a, if you book a certain number
of nights, you get one free. Marriott has that, where if
you book four award nights, then you get the fifth night for free. Tip number 20, if you
experienced an issue, let the hotel know. Hotels really don't
like unhappy customers. And so if you've had a
really miserable stay for some reason that's
a fault of the hotel, let them know. One time I was staying in New Jersey, at this Hyatt that was there, and wow, this hotel, they gave
me like two different rooms, and both of them had other
people's stuff in them. It took me probably an hour
to actually get to my room, one that didn't have other
people's stuff in them. I really let them know, I
asked to talk to the manager. My stay wasn't free, but it
ended up being half the price of what it was, and they
brought me free stuff. They're like do you like
tea, do you like wine? Do you want free food at the restaurant? Just let us know, we want you to be okay. I know some people that
have managed to get their entire hotel stays comped, or if they booked it with award points, to get all of their points back because the hotels just weren't very good. It's not the hotels weren't very good, but there was like staff
issues, and things like that that really could've been
avoided on the part of the hotel. Now that you've watched this video, you're likely gonna be staying in a hotel, so you might enjoy my video on
15 hotel room tips and hacks. This one isn't about saving money, but it's about how to make your stay in hotel rooms more comfortable,
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New York on a Budget: 5 Money Saving Tips (Ft. Sarah Funk)

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hi guys so today we have a very special guest here and it's gonna be a very special video and different video because it's gonna be in English you never I think I never saw me speak in English so like I said I have a very special guest Sara funky she's an amazing youtuber lives here in New York but she is coming to us or something hi I'm Sara I create New York City videos and travel videos and it's like guide format but in English so you can speak English you want to learn about some local New Yorker tips I don't were to my channel but I think we're gonna be sharing some today yes yes but I mean really you have to check out her channel it's amazing I follow a lot of tips I like your food as I told you I mean you know because we're here I told you before so you have to check it out and as New York expert I mean we can say we are New York is experts right like to think we can say talk about yes I mean we're at least better than the average person that knows about New York yes yes that's an expert bring it on yeah and we're gonna talk about a subject I think that you really love that how to save money in expensive city like New York you know that I always talk about this on my channel and my blog so many of these tips that you're gonna see here I have on my ebook it's called New York and a budget in English and in Portuguese is no high ORAC economica so you can learn that so don't forget to check it out the link is gonna be in the video description so let's get started and so excited yes me too I think the first tip is something that you don't hear a lot which is why I wanted to share it as the number one and that is when you visit New York if you go in January cheapest time of year by far the prices of hotels decreased by over five times from New Year's Eve to the second week in January now the reason people don't generally come in is because of the weather because it's chief cold yes which I totally get it but if you're a budget traveler you want to experience some of the best things to do in the city but you want to pay the lowest price then come here in January and that is exactly how you do that and so do you consider that January is the worst winter month what is there about being honest with you yes like I really really hate it and I'm not I don't not like cold like I just it's unbearable to me but if you have the right coat then yeah not that bad there's tons of activities to do in January still the temperature and I know I kind of know Celsius cuz I did live in Brazil for a month it's definitely zero degrees Celsius or to like negative five Celsius yeah yeah yeah yeah but I think Fabri art is worse actually I think really mm-hmm that's the reason why few people come in January in February because it's not Christmas like everyone comes for December because they want to see Christmas everyone comes for a spring because I want to see the flowers and no one really thinks to come in January or February so tip number one is to visit New York in January wintertime yeah hate it but hey you guys love it save that month yeah yeah that's true so what is our tip number two tip number two is utilized a public transportation system nice yeah a lot of tourists are intimidated by public transportation which is totally understandable when I go to another city it's it's foreign I don't know how to use it so what tourists tend to do is they'll go to taxis which I get as well because you've seen movies in New York people standing on the street and they put their hand up and like a yellow taxi comes doesn't work like that duck first off doesn't work like that second off it's not glamorous in any way normally it's this angry taxi driver and the car smells like cigarettes yes and it's it's offensive so if you utilize the public transportation system when you come here if you're here for a week or even I recommend over four days and you plan on seeing a lot of the city get the unlimited MetroCard because it's gonna be your best friend you can get all over the city for $32 for the entire time you're here and it's it's unlimited so you can use it everywhere the one thing I want to point out because a lot of people get confused about this is it's unlimited for you mmm so if you swipe it you can't be like here swipe it here Laura you swipe it now yeah you have to wait um I think it's 18 minutes between swipes so it just doesn't make sense to like no I know I know it's it's a it's a good investment it is it's a very good investment you can use it for subway you can use it for buses you can use it for Roosevelt Island yeah yeah well things you can use before yeah it's so inexpensive and just for reference the cost for a taxi pretty much anywhere is like gonna be twenty to thirty dollars and you just paid if you do that unlimited MetroCard $32 for the whole week so it's way better yes it's a great way to save money most New Yorkers use the unlimited MetroCard so it's just like the if you want to feel like you're a New Yorker like I must I'm going to say that yeah you have to get the subway so you can see to see you can see the people right and some things only happen to subway yeah you might not like it you might not like the smell but guess who's experiencing New York truly yeah so tip number two using the public transportation in New York and even if you are staying for four or five days you should get unlimited MetroCard right so you can save a lot of money and not get stressful if they absolutely pack strikers of dollars yeah so what is your tip number treat tip number three is staying Airbnb s instead of hotels and my reasoning for this is because I've seen their babies all over the world and I have stayed in Airbnb s all over New York believe it or not I've also stayed in hotels in New York just to get the full experience of a tourist coming here hotels cost an average of 350 dollars a day Airbnb is you can get a really nice Airbnb for $70 70 to 150 dollars is the range I recommend if it's in Manhattan if you choose something with $70 you're probably gonna get questionable situation going down things to look for in Airbnb s you always want to really take a look at those photos make sure that there's nothing fishy going on sometimes they try to disguise things with creative shots like they'll have a close-up of a plant and then the backgrounds all blurred but it looks very artistic this is normally a warning sign that it's probably not as good as it seems read those reviews make sure that it's four to five stars across the board if there's a super host that makes it even better and there's that's pretty much a guarantee that it's gonna be a good experience now the one thing to keep in mind because a lot of people get confused about this they think the Airbnb czar illegal in New York but that's not actually the case there's strict rules that hosts need to abide by so they can't rent out their whole property they can't rent it out for more than 30 days and the thing is like if you stay for seven days in an Airbnb that costs like $70 a night and while more or less equal to the cost of a hotel for two days and everybody is a more local experience yeah and you feel like you're at like a New Yorker so yeah just all-around it's better two things that I would like to add is that on my vlog actually I have a section of rooms in New York they over zillion host Oh something I'm booking so if you want to check it out just I'm gonna leave the link here because people sometimes they need a reference like do you have any tips so if you want to check it out check it out even if you speak English I mean oh they all sleep here so they speak English and another thing that I wanted to know your opinion actually a lot of people now are saying the Long Island City way so what do you think about that love it love it these are my recommendations on places to stay Long Island City Astoria Queens is lovely Williamsburg Cobble Hill those humble Hailey's Brooklyn Brooklyn Williamsburg Brooklyn cobble Hills Brooklyn certain areas in the near Prospect Park also check your research on that one you don't have to stay in Manhattan to get a real experience in New York I recommend staying outside of the city because that's if you're looking to like have like a local experience but also of course see the major sites stay in Brooklyn stay in Queens like that's where the locals live that's like truly immersing yourself into the New York scene it's just it's better so tip number three is saying I ever been big and Brooklyn or Queens you set up a hotel in the island and tip number four tip number four now a lot of people want to see a Broadway show when they come here and Broadway tickets when you just look at the prices online can be overwhelmingly expensive but there are many resources that can give you this kind of tickets so my tip to you is I have a whole video on this it's five ways to get this kind of Broadway tickets and I'll go through all of them in that video but I'll share a few right now okay because I just learned this because I am now a certified new york city tour guide Broadway is the number one attraction for visitors did you really know I didn't know I thought I was like Lady Liberty no it's the number one attraction for visitors Wow I know so that's why I include this tip that's great so since it's the number one attraction and I used to work on Broadway by the way so I like a lot of experience in this there's several ways to get this kind of tickets if you just look at the the prices online it's like $200 like $150 and that's a lot of money especially if your budget traveler so there are several strategies number one there's an app called todaytix I love them yes download that they have discounted tickets for many shows now if you want to see like some of most iconic ones like Hamilton that's a little tricky but I have a solution for you there as well they do a lottery and a lot of the popular shows like The Lion King Harry Potter they do lotteries and the lotteries are great deals what happens is you put your name online and this is all all the information news and in my video but you put your name in this like pool online and it's $40 for two tickets so like the curse child which normally tickets to that are around $200 so there is you know it's definitely luck involved yeah but it is one of the ways that you can get really any bits of tikkun I always say you have to try every day so if you are not like oh my god I really need to see this show if you're open mind yeah it's a good way to go right it is it's the best way to go if you're a budget traveler and you want to experience like some of the best attractions in New York you can't come to New York and not see a Broadway show yeah it's an iconic experience and I have three other tips in my video on that I'm gonna link all the videos that you mentioned on the description so you can check it out so these who are talking about the Broadway shows on my ebook I have an entire section about how to save money on Broadway tickets some of the tricks that Sara mentioned and I also teach you like what is the cheapest way to get tickets for the main Broadway show so you and definitely check it out the video really helpful and you don't have that link below to yes so tip number four we learned that you don't need to pay a full price for a brother tickets that's there are so many ways to get discount tickets and you should definitely check it out Cyrus video and also you should check it out my ebook I have an entire section about how to save money on that we are going to our last tip the number five which one number five tips now instead of going to upscale or just expensive restaurants and towards the areas like Times Square okay go to local hidden gems local hidden gems why because that's where the locals go the prices are better food is better than atmosphere is better I think that's enough reasons right off the bat also from a budget traveling standpoint there are tons of local hidden gems that offer really cool budget experiences I want to mention two of them right now that's gonna blow your minds okay first one called Rudy's Rudy's was the first a speakeasy is a hidden bar mm-hmm during the 1920s we have prohibition which is when alcohol was illegal and so because people love drinking they were like screw that let's find a way to continue drinking so Rudy's was originally a speakeasy today it's just a bar very popular celebrity hideout with every drink you get a free hot dog the drinks are good they have their own craft beer line the prices start for craft beer made by Rudy's around $3 and you get a free hot dog with that so you're not saving you are not like buying ships ship food you are like getting food for free actually literally it's not even budget it's free yeah there's tons of other restaurants and bars that are budget use Yelp Yelp is a food app that's all you really knew no but New Yorkers love it so it's very up-to-date and you can search based on price style of food location but most of the places on there are places that locals love because literally locals just go crazy with recommendations on there so search they're put in like the one dollar sign and you'll find some really authentic spots for our Latin American cuisine though I feel like since like maybe people want to try other types of food but there's this cool place called el seguro so it's actually hidden inside of a truck loading dock it's exactly in your video guys and my secret spots in New York video and it's also in my budget food video but you can get a huge plate of Latin American food you know like rice and the typical stuff six dollars wow it's really good quality I mean the people that serve you literally do not speak English that's how you know like it's legit that's all that's always what I go by I'm like if they only speak their the language that they grew up in like then I feel like the food's good yeah six dollars big plate you can share that between two people easily that's three dollars a person so the last tip was about how to save money on food and Sara suggested that you look for local hidden gems restaurants and you should definitely check it out her video with the tips on how to save money because she showed the the bar and the restaurant and you're gonna see the size of the food and everything it's amazing and also my eBook I recommend some places that you're not gonna spend a lot of money on food so don't go to the chain restaurants I mean they have the same food in every place in the entire country so don't go to all caramel garlic yeah we all have a special place in our heart for Olive Garden but not not here okay yeah yeah so Sarah thank you so much for having me yeah thank you so much for being here and I hope you guys enjoy her chips and go to her channel and you know they could go to your Vita to say oh I come from laura's channes yeah I know if you came from Laura's channel yeah say hi and I gonna gonna put her Instagram here as well so he can follow her catchy she also has some videos from other places in the world right in travel videos as well yeah yeah she has amazing videos so you should definitely check it out so don't forget to subscribe and if you are anywhere speak care if your number thing and let me know as well if you find my video maybe I could start to do more English videos right yeah yeah so thank you so much and then you're gonna see you here again yeah right see you very soon okay bye bye