January 6, 2014 - Posted by The Traveler’s Loophole

Biggest LoserOh Groupon, you know how to get us … Is anyone feeling like it’s New Year’s Resolution time? Time to shed a few pounds and learn a healthier lifestyle? As you know, I think NY resolutions are crazy, but the point of this program is to start a lifestyle change, and get us informed and motivated. (Plus, looking good on vacation is always awesome!) Well, the Biggest Loser Resort in Chicago is running (pun intended) a 40% off discount via Groupon. This offer is only valid through January 14th. You will get a 1-Week Fitness and Weight-Loss Program with Daily Meals and Snacks at Biggest Loser Resort Chicago in Chicagoland. See more details here.

January 5, 2014 - Posted by The Traveler’s Loophole

A big shout out to whomever used my HotelTonight referral code and got hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve! Sounds like someone was being responsible. ;) When you used my referral code, it gave me $25 to use on MY next stay with HotelTonight.

What is HotelTonight? Well, it’s a free app, so you download it to your device, or iTunes, or GooglePlay and each day, after 12:00 noon, there is a listing for hotels that have vacancy and discounted rates. The rub is that you have to be flexible and go where the deal is … with no pre-planning….. Although you will find that a lot of these hotels are the same, day after day … so you could plan a little. There are quite a few people using HotelTonight now, and there are reviews on most hotels that are listed for that day. They don’t use hotels that are lower quality. It is a great way to save money and stay at a nice hotel for much, much less than you would normally pay. So … Please use my invitation code MBROWN195 when you sign up and you and I will both get $25 to use on our next stay!  Here’s the email I received ~


Your Credits

Hey Mary,

Someone you’ve referred just made their first booking! Since you wisely invited this friend to HotelTonight, we’re hooking you up with $25 in credits to put toward your own future booking.

Want more credits?

Each time someone you invite to HotelTonight makes a first booking, you score another $25 to use on HT. Spread the wealth!

To invite more friends, just share your personal invitation code:


Thanks again, and have a great 2014!


January 2, 2014 - Posted by The Traveler’s Loophole

If you are not a member of the Southwest Rapid Rewards program, now is a great time to sign up. You will receive 500 points just for signing up and another 500 for signing up for their email updates.