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Celebrating its fifth year,'s "Tanks a Lot!" rewards eco-conscious and multi-night B&B travelers and fuels vacation memories

Austin, TX - As the price of gas approaches $4 per gallon in parts of the country, travelers are taking notice. For the fifth year in a row, members are putting money where 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 "Tanks a Lot!" promotion, in which inns offer free gas to B&B travelers. Knowing that travelers are increasingly interested in traveling green, members have crafted a number of creative offers to reward guests for conserving gas and to say "Tank You" for traveling.

B&Bs in more than 40 states, the Caribbean Islands and three Canadian provinces have created more than 150 money-saving deals for inngoers. For a complete list of inns participating in the "Tanks a Lot!" promotion, go to and click Free Gas Promotion in the lower left corner of the screen to find some "wheelly" great deals. To get these great offers, be sure to mention the Tanks a Lot! promotion when booking.

Here are a few examples of eco-friendly Tanks a Lot! promotions, listed alphabetically by state.

Jeremiah Inn, Tucson, AZ: Bring the kids to this family friendly inn with a swimming pool and spa. As a bonus, your nightly room rate will be discounted by five cents for every mile between Tucson and your home city, up to a maximum of $30 or 600 miles; valid through August 1.

The Colonial Terrace, Carmel, CA: Eco-friendly vehicles wanted at this charming inn, just one block from Carmel Beach! Through the end of June, arrive in a hybrid vehicle, Sunday through Thursday, and receive $25 off the total bill to put toward gas.

The Ruby of Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO: Red is the new green here. Two AARP member couples carpooling and staying two nights, Sunday through Thursday between April 1 and June 30, will receive two ruby red hot deals to reward their green efforts, including two $25 gas cards plus an extra five-percent discount if the couples arrive in a hybrid vehicle or fuel-efficient equivalent.

Island Goode's, Hilo, HI: Look forward to fresh produce grown on this eight-acre estate, plus solar-heated water at this eco-friendly inn. Book two nights and get a $25 credit toward auto or travel expenses; stay four nights and get a $50 credit. Call for a free airport pickup, and ride green in the inn's 2006 Toyota Prius (47 mpg).

Pilgrim's Inn and Cottages, Deer Isle, ME: As an Environmental Leader in Maine's hospitality industry, this inn is working hard to reduce its impact on the environment and wants to reward guests who are doing their part by driving hybrid vehicles. Now through October 18, guests arriving in a hybrid vehicle will receive a deduction in their lodging bill up to $40 for a tank of gas.

White Swan Inn, Whitehall, MI: Now through June, stay two nights, bring a grocery bag of non-perishable food items or personal care products for the local food pantry, and receive a $40 discount on the bill to help with gas. Mention "Fuel and Food" when making your reservation.

Classic Rosewood - A Thorwood Property, Hastings, MN: Happy days are here again as you're treated to a drive-in movie and 65 cent malted milkshakes. From May 1 to November 1, book any two nights in a luxury or ultimate whirlpool-fireplace suite and ask for the FREE Happy Days Package, a $50 value, including vouchers for $2 off per gallon for up to 15 gallons to bring gas costs down to good ol' days pricing, along with two tickets to the local drive-in.

Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH: Burn wood, not gas. Stay two or more nights in a fireplace room anytime between April and July, and receive a refund up to $50, figured by the distance traveled at 25 mpg fuel usage. Stay a third night, and a complimentary three-course dinner for two will fuel you up.

The Oaks B&B, Saluda, NC: To ease nagging gas pains, book a stay between now and June 15, and receive a $25 gift card upon your arrival redeemable for fuel, bottled water, snacks or Gas-X.

Wilder Farm Inn, Waitsfield, VT: Vermont is French for green mountain, and you can keep it that way by carpooling or driving a hybrid to Wilder Farm. Stay two nights at the regular price now through July and each additional night is $100; save an additional $10 if you drive a hybrid or carpool with friends who are also staying here, then put your savings right into the fuel tank.

Floating Feather Inn, Ocean Shores, WA: Now through June 15, receive $25 for every two-consecutive-night stay. Bring a bike, kayak or kite board for some eco-adventure or car pool as a group of four or more and receive $50 to offset gas costs. Book three or more rooms plus carpool and receive $75 for travel costs.

Gillum House, Shinneston, WV: Stay two consecutive nights at the regular rate through the end of August and pay no more than $2.25 per gallon for gas at the local Go-Mart for up to 15 gallons of gas. The inn will pick up the rest. Plus, bring five cans of food for the local food pantry, and receive $15 in Jimmy's Diner dollars.

Red Forest B&B, Two Rivers, WI: From May 25-October 14, take advantage of the Carless B&B Getaway, including two roundtrip Lake Michigan "bike and passenger" ferry tickets, two nights' lodging including a full breakfast each morning, and two certificates for a hot fudge sundae to fuel up during your stay, all for $399 per couple including all taxes.

Ocean Wilderness Inn, Sooke, BC, Canada: Stay for two nights, Sunday to Thursday through June, and receive a $25 reduction off lodging costs to put into your tank. You get to relax, rather than drive out one day and back the next. Stay a third night, and a $25 contribution will be made to the David Suzuki Foundation, to support its work in solving global warming.

La Terraza Guest House, Grecia, Costa Rica: Stay in the La Vista or La Belle rooms for three or more nights from now through July 1, and receive a $30 credit on your room for use toward gas in your rental car. Better yet, go car-less and take advantage of free roundtrip transportation from the airport, then enjoy your credit to fuel up at a local restaurant.

Note: Offers are based on availability for periods specified for consecutive night stays. Holidays are excluded, and blackout dates may apply. These offers may not be combined with any other offer and are valid in 2008 only.

For more "Tanks a Lot" offers, visit is the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network worldwide, listing nearly 7,000 B&Bs and inns. A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, purchase The Getaway Gift Card from, welcomed at nearly 4,000 B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, subscribe to free newsletters, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.

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