Sean is away speaking at a conference this weekend. It was sort of a last minute deal so there was not time to be frugal about making hotel arrangements. I looked around on Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline. The lowest quote they were giving for the hotel of choice (indoor pool and hot breakfast) was $85. The "regular" price was $99. He is taking some of the older girls, so waffles and a swim were a must for a fun weekend. I really didn't want to do the bid thing since there were some less than appealing options that might result.
Sean encouraged me a few hours before he left just to give the hotel a direct call and inform them of the conference. Did they have a discount rate for those participating?
They had no idea there was a conference, but were more than generous in offering a room for $60. Wow, didn't expect that!! One simple question was worth $25.
I'm glad I asked.