Heading south? Quick ways to save

A little research online can save Snowbirds – or even casual travelers – quite a bit. Here are some sites that offer coupons and other great deals.

Buckaroo Buck$
Each year TravelTex.com offers Canadians special coupons known as Buckaroo Buck$.  You can search for deals in your area, and print the coupons directly from your computer.  RVers especially will be glad to see the 25% off coupon for most Texas campgrounds – and you can print as many as you need.

Most are valid from October 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005.  Valid Canadian identification must be shown to use the coupons.

Other coupons are available at the TravelTex site at well.  You can also plan your trip, take virtual driving tours, and order a free Texas travel guide.

Canadian Sand Dollars
Daytona Beach, Florida, offers a similar program – the Canadian Sand Dollar discounts. Visit the link below to select a category and print your coupons:


Arizona Central
On the azcentral.com website you can also find coupons for local restaurants and attractions.  You will need to be careful about expiry dates on this site – unlike the previous two discounts don’t always apply for the entire season.  This site also provides entertainment listings.


Arizona Vacation Values also offers a number of specials and coupons online:
http://www.arizonavacationvalues.com/ (click under “travel discounts”)

Loonie Savers
Virginia’s also gotten into the “snowbird spirit” with their Loonie Savers. They guarantee 50 per cent off many attractions and accommodations across the state. The site is very nicely organized – you can save your coupons to a coupon book and then print them at the end of your browsing session.


Heading down to the Pier?
If you’re headed for the west coast, don’t despair. San Francisco Coupons offers a wide variety of coupons. One is even good for free Ghiardelli chocolate (click on travel services).

Know of other discounts? Share them with fellow travellers in the 50Plus.com forums: http://discuss.50plus.com