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Thursday, June 28, 2012


Serena is back today with a money-saving tip for those of you booking family vacations. -- AP

Taking your family on a vacation this summer? When you think about the cost of a hotel room, think about breakfast. Look for hotels that provide complimentary breakfasts. Many provide more than just juice, cereal and coffee. I recently stayed in a Springhill Suites, owned by Marriott. Their complimentary breakfast also included scrambled eggs and waffles, fresh fruit, yogurt, hardboiled eggs, and an assortment of breads and pastries.

Breakfast, even at a fast food restaurant, can cost a family of four at least sixteen dollars. If you head for a pancake house or another restaurant that serves breakfast, expect to pay upwards of ten dollars per person. Over the course of a weeklong vacation, that can add a substantial cost to your trip.

So don’t book the least expensive hotel room until you factor in the cost of breakfast. Often a more expensive hotel that serves a complimentary breakfast will be less expensive in the long run. 

Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of a book from our Book Club Friday guest author. -- AP


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