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Articles for July, 2010

Cheap flights of the week: Air sales across America

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010


This week’s flights on the cheap are coming from Delta Air Lines and American Airlines! Fabulous round-trip flight deals to sunny LA or sultry Las Vegas are at your fingertips when you travel from August 17 through November 17, 2010.

Delta flights on sale through July 29, 2010, to West Palm Beach, New York City and more:

  • Denver to Salt Lake City: $78
  • Los Angeles to Las Vegas: $98
  • San Fransisco to Los Angeles: $98

American Airlines flights on sale to West Palm Beach, New York City and more:

  • Chicago to Atlanta: $138
  • Washington to Miami: $198
  • Orlando to Chicago: $188

This sale ends soon, so book fast to score with these sweet flight deals. See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

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Top 5 hotels just beyond the Disneyland gates

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Anabella Hotel, Anaheim, across from the Disneyland Resort.

View of Disneyland's fireworks display from the Anabella Hotel, Anaheim.

By Whit Honea

Disneyland Resort has been the crown jewel of California vacations for decades. As an attraction and home to the first Walt Disney park over 50 years ago — the world’s first theme park, in fact — Disneyland revolutionized the theme park industry and changed California vacations and family trips forever. California hotels sprung up like wildflowers, and still continue to do so. (more…)

Win 2 airline tickets in our CheapTickets Twitter giveaway!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Win 2 free round-trip airline tickets when you follow and retweet @ CheapTickets on Twitter

CheapTickets is giving away another travel goody to a Twitter follower this weekend: two round-trip airfare vouchers valid for travel in the domestic United States! It’s our way of saying “thanks” to the many voters helping us to narrow down the top six finalists in our Too Cheap Too Advertise contest.

To enter the Twitter giveaway:

Follow CheapTickets on Twitter1. Follow @CheapTickets on Twitter (if you’re not doing so already)
2. Retweet the contest message posted on the @CheapTickets Twitter page by Tuesday

The contest ends at 5:00 p.m. CT on July 27, 2010, so be sure to follow and retweet soon. We’ll announce the winner on the @Cheaptickets Twitter page the following day. If it’s you, be sure to send a direct message via Twitter within 48 hours. Limit one entry per person/twitter address.

And don’t forget, there’s still time to vote and score a $100 credit toward your next trip on CheapTickets. That’s right: help us pick the best 30-second commercial from our top six finalists, and we’ll throw in $100 off your next trip. Vote now!


Cheap flights of the week: 6 not-to-miss flight sales!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010


This week, we’ve had the good fortune of finding so many super cheap flight deals that we just can’t narrow it down: we’re spotlighting six flight sales! If you’re looking for cheap air across the U.S., to Europe and beyond, you’re bound to find a great deal in one of these flight sales on top carriers like AirTran, American, United and more.

Book your trip now for round-trip flight deals like these:

  • Denver to Salt Lake City: $78
  • Orland to Boston on United: $188
  • New York City to Manchester, England, on American: $480

See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

Check out all six flight sales now!

Vote for our next TV ad and get $100 toward your next trip!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

CheapTickets Too Cheap Too Advertise contest

Scorsese-moonlighters who submitted their 30-second commercial ads for the CheapTickets’ Too Cheap Too Advertise contest did not disappoint. Their spots, which show how good it feels to save on CheapTickets, have made for an awesome selection of six finalists.

But now we need your help to choose the winner. Vote for your favorite ad and we’ll even throw in $100 toward your next vacation.  That’s right: you get free entertainment from our six finalists plus you’ll score a great travel bonus on your next trip at CheapTickets.

Voting will be open through July 27, 2010. Cast your vote now.

5 must-see stops at Las Vegas’ Bellagio

Monday, July 19th, 2010

By Maria Mora

BellagioIt’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to choose between Las Vegas hotels, each with their own unique attractions. For me, the choice is simple — I adore the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas. As soon as you walk into this upscale hotel, you feel like you’ve traveled across the world to a decadent European destination.

While the little details like flat screen TVs in the guest rooms certainly add to the experience, it’s the flashy attractions that really get me. Even though it snowed last time I was in Vegas, I stood outside for an hour to get a close-up look at a few performances by one of the most reliable Sin City entertainers — the fountain at the Bellagio. My husband took pictures of me grinning like a loon in front of the cascade of dancing light and water.

Once you get past this stunning water show, there’s still plenty to do. Here are my top 5 must-do activities when visiting the Bellagio:


Cheap flights of the week: Orlando, Cancun and beyond

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010


This week we’re dishing out an awesome flight sale from AirTran!  Book your trip by July 27, 2010 and travel through November 17, 2010 for fantastic flight deals to Orlando, Cancun, and the Bahamas. Take advantage of cheap round-trip flights like these:

AirTran flights on sale to New York, Cancun and more:

  • Orlando to Nassau: $88
  • Chicago to New York City: $182
  • New York City to Cancun: $214

This sale ends soon, so book fast to score with these sweet flight deals. See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

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Last call to win $50,000 in travel!

Monday, July 12th, 2010

CheapTickets Too Cheap Too Advertise contest

Hey CheapTickets travelers! This is your last call to play for a chance to win $50,000 in travel! All you’ve got to do is create a 30-second video that shows how good it feels to save on CheapTickets. The lucky winner will not only win $50,000 in airfare but also a commercial spot on TV!

Whether you love bargains, traveling or dreams of making it to the silver screen, this totally fun and seriously rewarding contest has your name written all over it.

Hurry,  the Too Cheap Too Advertise contest deadline is TOMORROW, July 13, 2010.

Enter the contest now.

Hot August Nights: Reno’s classic car event

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Hot August Nights in Reno, NV. Credit: RickC.

By Jennifer Nielsen

Love classic cars, sock hops and rock ‘n roll? If so, don’t miss out on Reno’s biggest event of the year, Hot August Nights. Hands down the coolest way to check out classic cars from the 50’s and 60’s, this year’s festivities will take place from July 30 to August 8.  The events will kick off from South Lake Tahoe, the first time since its start in 1986. There’s a variety of events to choose from, including concerts, classic car parades, auctions and swap meets. Though some of the events require tickets (be sure to book ahead of time), many of them are free. Be sure to pack your sunscreen and sunglasses — it isn’t called “Hot August Nights” just because of the hot rods. (more…)

Win a trip for two at Vegas’ New York-New York Hotel!

Friday, July 9th, 2010

New York-New York Hotel CasinoCheapTickets is giving away another Las Vegas trip to one of our Twitter followers this weekend. And this time, the lucky winner will walk away with a 2- night stay for two in a deluxe room at Las Vegas’ 4-star
New York-New York Hotel & Casino

To enter the contest, follow @CheapTickets on Twitter, if you’re not doing so already. Then retweet the contest message you find on the @CheapTickets Twitter page by Monday.

The contest ends soon, so be sure to follow and retweet by 9:59 a.m. CT on July 12, 2010. The winner will be selected at random and announced on the @CheapTickets Twitter page on that day. If you win, send a direct message via Twitter within 48 hours. Limit one entry per person/twitter address.

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