FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM BEDandBREAKFAST.COM - April 1, 2006
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BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM MEMBERS SAY "TANKS A LOT"
FOR TRAVELING WITH FREE GAS
For the third year, B&Bs across America offer relief at the pumps for travelers
As the summer travel season approaches, gasoline prices are at the forefront of travelers' concerns once again. Up an average of 60 cents over last year, gas prices continue to rise. A new Gallup poll shows that the rising cost of gas is a greater concern for Americans than terrorism, and the Department of Energy is predicting that gas prices could reach $4-5 this summer. For the third year in a row, BedandBreakfast.com members are putting their money where their guests need it most -- in their gas tanks. Guests who fill up on hearty breakfasts at participating B&Bs will find themselves treated to their own fill-up through the BedandBreakfast.com "Tanks A Lot!" promotion, in which B&Bs offer free gas to B&B travelers. Traditionally launched in June, BedandBreakfast.com members are introducing their free gas offers earlier this year, in response to skyrocketing gas prices.
For a complete list of all B&Bs participating in the BedandBreakfast.com "Tanks A Lot!" Promotion, go to http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/ppf/cts/S/Specials.aspx?cts=S or visit www.BedandBreakfast.com, click Advanced Search, then Special Packages. From the drop-down box, choose Free Gas Promotion, and you'll find some "wheelly" great deals. Be sure to mention the BedandBreakfast.com Tanks A Lot promotion when booking. Note: All offers are based upon availability for periods specified for consecutive night stays. They do not include holiday periods, and some blackout dates may apply. These offers may not be combined with any other offer and are valid in 2006 only. Note: ** indicates B&Bs with B-roll footage for television segments.
These inviting offers are listed alphabetically by state:
North Coast Country Inn, Gualala, CA: California gas prices might be about the highest in the country, but the drive up the coast is worth it. Stay two nights and receive a $25 cash gas rebate through October.
Green Acres B&B, Greensburg, KS: To "tank you" for doing your best to conserve gas, guests will enjoy a complimentary dinner at the inn on one night of a two-night stay, April through July.
Inn at the Oaks, Eastham, MA: Stay two nights or more at this family-friendly B&B, and receive $25 to help cut gas costs while visiting the many nearby Cape Cod attractions. Valid through June 15.
Greenleaf Inn, Newburyport, MA: Receive a $25 gas certificate for bookings of two nights midweek, July through September.
Historic Inns of Rockland, Rockland, ME: offer the "Drive Mean to Save Green" Midweek Package where guests of three premier inns will receive a package discount equal to ten times the number of cylinders in their car's engine (limit $80). Discount will be calculated upon check-in based on guest's vehicle at arrival. The package includes two nights accommodations at a choice of three historic inns, Sunday - Thursday, daily breakfast guaranteed to fill your tank and a $50 voucher for an all-you-can-eat seafood dinner certain to make more natural gas! Packages are $310-$520 before the discount, and are offered June 15-July 31. **
Gorton House, Lewiston, MI: Guests not only enjoy incredible breakfasts and chocolate chip cookies, but the $25 discount on two-night stays with nightly rates of only $90 means extra value too! Valid through June .
Adair Country Inn, Bethlehem, NH: Stay three midweek nights now through August 31, show your gas receipt, and the amount you spent on gas will be deducted from the bill (up to $50). Stay four nights, and they'll throw in a car wash!
Sugar Hill Harlem Inn, Manhattan, NY: "Peak Oil" is a term used by some geologists, referring to diminishing world oil reserves. When you call and use the password "Peak Oil," you'll be treated to a $25 discount on three-or-more night stays in May and June, to help with rising gas costs. Their advice: make your next car a hybrid.
John Morris Manor B&B, Seneca Falls, NY: Stay two to three midweek nights between now and June 30, and get a $25 gas card; stay longer and enjoy an additional 10% discount. Stay a full week, and get a second $25 gift card for the trip home. Book a pet-friendly room, and Fido gets a freebie, too.
Elkhorn Valley Inn B&B, Lyons, OR: Enjoy a $30 discount off room rates to cover gas costs when you stay two weekend nights through May , or two midweek nights through September.
Authentic B&Bs of Lancaster County: Stay two nights midweek (Sunday through Thursday) in June and receive a $25 reduction on your total bill to help defray gas prices from 23 participating B&Bs Then, park the car and hop a ride with the Amish on a horse and buggy to get a real lesson in conserving gas..**
The Victorian Rose B&B, Mount Joy, PA: Stay any two nights or more March 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006 and receive a $25.00 "Tanks A Lot" deduction on your bill.**
Harvest Moon B&B, New Holland, PA, and Grandma's Cottage, Harrisonburg, VA: Over the river and through the woods to Grandma's Cottage you go. This inn-to-inn drive-to package is what they call a "travelation." A $25 gas card is included, along with plenty of other perks, offered through December .**
Inn at Starlight Lake, Starlight, PA: Stay any two nights and receive $25 for gas in the form of savings off the room rate. Stay three nights, and your discount is $35, or $50 for a four-night stay through June . Kids under 12 stay and eat free from the children's menu, too.
Barr Ranch Retreat, Odessa, TX: See the gas from whence it came, June through July. Stay two nights, and not only will you receive a $25 cash rebate to help fill your tank, you'll be treated to a guided tour of the drilling operations on the ranch.
Stone Hill Inn, Stowe, VT: Mention "BedandBreakfast.com Tanks a Lot" offer upon making reservations for two or more nights between now and August 17, 2006 and receive a free $50 Mobil gas card upon check-out. This should fill your tank with enough leftover for a cup of coffee for the road.. **
White Rose Inns, Wisconsin Dells, WI: Take $25 per night from B&B guestroom rates for midweek getaways, and use the savings for gas money. Then enjoy a little fuel for you, too, with a complimentary bottle of local wine.
Anchorage Inn B&B, Coupeville, WA: For every two-night midweek stay in the Crow's Nest Suite through June , receive a $25 deduction in room rates to assist in fuel costs. Be sure to ask for the gas rebate when booking.
To learn more about each of these special Tanks A lot offers and many more, visit www.BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide.
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** B-roll footage available for television segments
Photos available: Click here:
Harvest Moon B&B: http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/ppf/photo/625798-02/ListingPhoto.aspx
Popovers at Adair Country Inn: http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/ppf/photo/201702-04/ListingPhoto.aspx
North Coast Country Inn: http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/ppf/photo/214214-00/ListingPhoto.aspx