One simple phone call on the right day of the week can mean a great deal on your hotel room. Watch us break it down.
This is you negotiating for a good deal on your hotel room. You pick which one you want to be.
When you were growing up, you know how your mom would tell you can’t go to that raging party and then you’d ask your dad and he would be like yeah, whatevs? And then you would totally score, because you would get to go and technically you didn’t disobey anyone.
Well, booking a cheap hotel room kinda works the same way.
Call up after 4 p.m. on a Sunday and ask to speak to the manager. Hotel revenue managers (who are in charge of bringing in the cash money) don’t work on Sundays. These guys are responsible for the bottom line and if they don’t bring in the moolah, their necks are on the line. So the chances of them cutting you any deals will be slimmer than a slim jim.
But the managers on Sundays are just in charge of maintaining order while the main staff is off. Which means the person you’ll be speaking to will be less work and more fun. Aka, they’ll be more likely to want to have an occupied room-even if it’s sold at a cheaper rate than an empty one.
Like I always say, when the cat’s away, the mice will play.
How Do We Know All This? Cuz we’re brilliant. Also:
This dude is like the Nancy Drew of travel, and he totally called it.
Smart Money jumped on man-Nancy’s bandwagon too. Hey, it ain’t called Dolt Money.
-Rachel Khona, Serious Coin contributor