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B&Bs offer extra incentives through special promotions, plus free breakfasts, local phone calls, snacks, wi-fi, and great insider advice that can save you a bundle

Austin, TX - In a recent TODAY SHOW segment, Matt Lauer suggested viewers choose a B&B for the extra bonuses they offer price-sensitive travelers. He was referring to the complimentary breakfasts, local phone calls, afternoon and evening snacks, wi-fi access, free parking, and more that B&Bs provide. Plus, innkeepers are the best source of local information, dining suggestions and reservations, and ideas for activities, readily available to help you have a great getaway. While the economy may be unsteady, consumers still want to get away and are seeking the most affordable options for spring and summer getaways., the largest online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide, has come to the rescue with a wide range of special offers geared toward those trying to save the green stuff - both ecologic and economic! From free gas offers to green getaways, is the best resource for recession-proof vacations this year.

Here is a sampling of some of the thousands of specials listed on To find a complete list, visit and click on SEARCH then SPECIAL PACKAGES.


As the price of gas approaches US $4 per gallon, 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.

Green Oaks Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, CANADA: Take CN $25 off the bill when you stay two nights, Sunday-Thursday through July 2008.Just mention the Free Gas Promotion when booking.

Tin Lizzie Inn, Fish Camp, CA: 2008 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Model T Ford. With a one-night stay through July 25, 2008, and rental of a Model T, celebrate by filling the tank of a Model T Ford at $.20 a gallon, the price it was in 1908.

Inns at Blackberry Common, Camden, ME and Maine Stay Inn, Kennebunkport, ME: Tour the Coast of Maine from Camden to Kennebunkport and get $50 in free gas with a two-night stay at both the Inns at Blackberry Common and the Maine Stay Inn and Cottages through May 22, 2008. Simply mention "Free Gas in Maine" special upon booking and stay at least two consecutive nights at each inn.

Fern Lodge, Chestertown, NY: Bring a gas receipt from your trip, and receive two times the total purchase -- up to the maximum of $35/day for any non-Saturday night stay through December 23, 2008.

Biscuit Hill B&B, Canyon Lake, TX: Request the GPS (Gas Price Saver) when booking online and get $25 per night off ($50 maximum) your room rate to put toward gas.


Red Bud Manor, Eureka Springs, AR: Book the Carbon Neutral package including a two-night stay in the room of your choice, healthy full breakfast each morning, free parking and two trolley passes, a package of compact florescent bulbs, and a donation to the Natural Resources Defense Council in your name for the rate of $258 - $338 plus tax. Arrive in a hybrid vehicle and take $20 off the package price through June 2008.

Tryon Farm Guest House, Michigan City, IN: Bring up to three incandescent light bulbs from home and exchange them for compact fluorescent bulbs here through June, 2008.

Villa Pape, Trogir, Croatia: Stay for three and more nights at this eco-conscious inn, use public transportation or walk at least one whole day instead using a car, and 20 percent will be deducted from your meal when you dine at the Villa Pape. Be sure to show proof of eco-friendly transportation to receive your discount.


Retailers hold January sales, but Hot Deals guarantee sales on fabulous B&B getaways every week of the year. Travelers can sign up for free Hot Deals emails featuring a variety of special offers -- all 20% or more off regular rates -- making last-minute travel planning both easy and affordable, romantic and relaxing. Each Wednesday, subscribers are treated to a variety of special deals in the states where they most enjoy traveling. Can't wait until Wednesday? Check online any day for full details at

For a complete list of specials offered by members, visit is the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network worldwide, listing more than 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. To view's video library, visit For great B&B story ideas and to view's press release archives, go to

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