Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Making the Internet Work for You

I’m going to New Orleans for the Christmas weekend. 

Since I gamble a bit, I stay free at Harrah’s hotels or their “partners.”  But Harrah’s New Orleans has gotten cheap lately – I apparently don’t gamble enough for a free room at Christmas.  But they were going to give me a “deal.”  I booked it at the Hilton Riverside through Harrah’s.  Then I thought to check the hotel’s own site.  $40 a night cheaper.  Great deal Harrah’s, and thanks.

Then I decided to look a little further.  Nothing good at Priceline.com all the rates, other than the auction stuff, which I’m not willing to do, were more expensive than the actual hotel sites.

So I tried Hotels.com.  It wanted $10 more than Hilton wanted; but, it had an amazingly good deal at Country Inns and Suites, $26 cheaper than the Hilton (and $56 cheaper than booking the room directly with the hotel’s website).  Same distance from the casino and closer to the French Quarter.

So, I have free WiFi, free breakfast and free cocktails in the afternoon and probably a bit smaller room for $65 bucks a night less.  I’m a happy camper.  Thanks nice Indian lady that goes by “Alex” at Hotels.com.

Commander’s Palace, Casemento’s, Murial’s, here I come.


Wes said...

I'm not much of a gambler, but some weekend we should invade a casino.


Dave said...

There aren't any very near here; but, you are welcome on an excursion.