Signing up for a hotel’s rewards program is a no-brainer. It’s free, and it comes with plenty of perks: free nights, preferred treatment when booking, and special perks like free breakfast and internet, for example. Also, because so many hotels are owned by companies like Starwood, Hilton and Marriott, you can rack up points with just about every hotel stay. It’s just one of many savvy tips and tricks for saving on hotel rooms.

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