Hi Frugalistas! Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate this holiday. Thanksgiving in the US means one thing for savvy travel planners – Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. With the travel industry still in disarray, opportunities for big savings are a bit thin on the ground this year, but I’ve left it till the last minute to try and find you the best savings going. A reminder though for all readers: do make sure you read all the terms and conditions of your booking, and be certain of your refund rights prior to booking.
- 1 Planes, Trains and automobiles
- 2 Tour
- 3 Stay
- 4 Connect
- 5 Put some European luxury into your life
- 6 Pack
- 7 Plan
Planes, Trains and automobiles
I haven’t been able to find any deals on trains, but planes and automobiles are in:
20% off all airport transfers booked between now and Friday 4th December. This covers all destinations available through Holiday Taxis, and is a great opportunity to book your airport transfer for travel over Christmas and throughout next year.
Book Holiday Taxis here. (Code applied automatically)
Up to 30% off when you book online and use the code BLACKFRIDAY at check out. They are also guaranteeing flexibility on date changes, flexible two year ticket validity and more rebooking options. These fares are available for travel from 1 February until 30 September 2021. Book and pay by 29 November so you need to be quick on this one.
Book Qatar Airways here with code BLACKFRIDAY:
Offering 10% off all tours in Europe and the US (excludes virtual tours) until 30 November. Discount is automatic on their website. Check cancellation policy prior to booking.
Book Take Walks tours here.
Group tour aggregate site Tour Radar is offering some deep savings for Black Friday including up to 50% off multi day tours. Great for those who prefer group travel or who want to mix it up a bit with both group and independent travel. Savings are valid until 1 December 2021 and are automatically applied on their website. Check the terms and conditions of each tour prior to booking as they vary depending on tour operator.
Search and book Tour Radar here.
Booking dot com
Save at least 30% between now and 1 December 2020 for stays up to 31 December 2021. Many properties will also include free cancellation, but make sure you check the free cancellation option when you book, as non-refundable prices are just that. Discounts apply to properties marked with the Black Friday Deal badge on their website.
Click on the search box to find your hotel deals:
US travel site Travelocity are offering 10% off hotel bookings until 1 December 2020. This discount is valid for stays until 12 September. Use the code CYBER10 to claim your discount. Again make sure you check cancellation policies on your individual property prior to booking.
Book Travelocity hotels now on this image:
While many of us can’t travel far at the moment preparing for future travel by learning a language. Rocket Languages is a fun and professional language program that focusses on rapid acquisition. Learn at your own pace. You need to be very quick on this one because it only lasts for 2 days, but the offer is a very generous 60% off all courses, plus a free language Survival Kit worth $49.95.
This offer applies to all languages, not just French.
Click here to start learning with Rocket Languages:
Mobile wifi provider Skyroam is popular with frugal first class travel readers. They have a range of discounts on both mobile hotspots and wifi passes varying from 25% to 30%. If you already have a Skyroam hotspot they are also offering discounts on unbundled day passes. This offer is valid until 29 November.
Buy and save on Skyroam here.
Put some European luxury into your life
French beauty product brand Nuxe is a real favorite of members in my France Travel Planning Facebook group. Their US website is offering a range of offers, depending on what day you purchase. Offers range from 15% to 25% until 1 December 2020.
Buy Nuxe here.
Discount luggage site eBags is offering a whopping 75% off with the code HOLIDAY at check out. I’m not sure when this offer finishes, so if you are in the market for new luggage, make sure you get in quick. Click here to find your new luggage on eBags.
Fitflop sell a large range of sneakers, flip flops, boots and sandals with solid soles just perfect for those European cobble stones. Styles are fashionable and do the multitasking I love in a shoe. Fitflop are offering 40% off until 27 November so you need to be quick. But use my link with the code EXTRA20 for a further 20% sale items.
Find your FitFlop by clicking here.
Bookshop (North American readers only)
My independent bookstore on Bookshop dot com is offering free postage from 27 November 2020 to 30 November. A perfect excuse to buy up big for Christmas!
Click here to choose your books with free postage.
Online shopping behemoth Amazon has many deals available for Black Friday and Cyber Monday as you would expect: