Catch Falling Prices - Frugal Fidos can Fetch Plenty of Fall Savings!
September 17, 2012
FIDO loves a deal and we know you do too! Here is a sneak peek of our Fall article Bowser on a Budget with great Fall savings tips for the traveling FIDO!
Paris Permenter and John Bigley: Leaves aren’t the only things falling this autumn; watch for prices to drop on several seasonal items for dogs as well. Catch end-of-summer specials on dog life vests, cooling beds, and pool safety equipment for dogs (as well as floating toys). After Halloween, fetch the best deals on canine costumes, Halloween treats, and spooky toys. For home cooks, two dog favorites are great grocery buys during the fall months: pumpkin and sweet potato!
Rx for Savings
Need a dog prescription refilled on the road? Several national chains offer discounts for pets in prescription programs. Walgreens, Target Pharmacy, and others offer discounted prescription plans for the entire family, including dogs. Numerous pet prescriptions can be filled at human pharmacies which, along with convenience while traveling, also means savings whenever generic substitutions are available. www.walgreens.com , www.target.com.
Every destination has a low and a high season tied to weather conditions and demand—but “shoulder season” combines the best of both with good weather and good prices. Encompassing the weeks immediately before and after high season, shoulder season brings pricey resorts that in high season might seem impawssible for the budget to reach. Late fall means shoulder season for the Caribbean and Mexico, a great time to combine bowsers and beaches before high season begins on December 15.
San Diego on a Budget
Just 10 minutes from North Beach, the San Diego Marriott Del Mar’s new Doggone Great Getaway Package welcomes Fidos with prices starting at $129 per night. The package, available through December 30, includes accommodations, breakfast for two, a welcome dog treat, and the waiving of the pet fee. The package can be booked online by using promotional code ZJ5. San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130; (858) 523-1700; www.Marriott.com/SANDM.
Dog Days in Denver
Denver’s historic The Oxford Hotel is celebrating canine visitors with the new Dog Days Package, starting at $220 per night for two people and a pooch, more than 25 percent off standard rates. The package includes accommodations, a detailed dog-friendly map of the area, Oxford signature yogurt-dipped dog bones, a $25 gift card to Dog Savvy Boutique & Spa on Larimer Square, and more. The Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202; (800) 228-5838; www.theoxfordhotel.com.
Carolina for Canines
North Carolina’s 26 Fido-friendly cabins, chalets, and cottages that comprise Hidden Creek Cabins tempt travelers with a special fall season package. If guests mention FIDO Friendly at booking, they’ll receive a fourth night free when staying three nights or receive two free additional nights after by staying five nights. The pet fee is waived for both options at these unique accommodations in the Great Smoky Mountains. Hidden Creek Cabins, Bryson City and Cherokee, NC; (888) 333-5881; www.hiddencreekcabins.com.
Paris Permenter and John Bigley, the husband-wife publishers of DogTipper.com, are the authors of Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos as well as 28 other books.
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