Frugal Florida: Some Panama City Beach Operators Giving “Tanks”

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No matter who you are or where you go in North America right now, you’re going to wince when you fill up your tank unless you have a gasoline tree growing in your yard! (If you do, please let us know where we can get one!)

Going on vacation can get expensive and if there is a driving portion involved in your getaway, fill ups can add up very quickly.

The folks at the Panama City Beach’s Bay County Tourist Development Council have been worried about the rising cost of gas putting too much strain on visitors to their neck of the woods. So they put together a great little program that you should take advantage of if you’re planning a Florida vacation this spring!

(You may have heard about Panama Beach City before. The city recently set a record for the world’s largest bikini parade! By the way, Australian tourism officials have supposedly informed the TDC that they plan to regain possession of that record!)

The Giving Tanks Program

A handful of hotels and resorts along Panama City Beach are offering special incentives, including gas cards, to make sure the visitors come and enjoy their vacation in this beautiful part of Florida while saving a bit of money.

Panama City Beach Operators Involved in Giving Tanks

  • Book a vacation rental property at Counts Oaks Resort Properties now through July 31 and you get to spin the wheel at check-in for a chance to win a gas card from $20 to $200 in value!
  • When you book a 4-night stay at Seahaven Resorts from now through June 30, kids eat free at Sharky’s or Hammerhead Fred’s, you receive free welcome drinks at Sharky’s and you’ll receive a $25 gas card!
  • When you book a stay at Southern Resorts in Panama City Beach this summer, you save 10% on your stay.
  • Book the “Tanks for Staying” package at Sterling Resorts from April 9-May 31 and get a $50 gas credit for a 3-night stay and a $100 gas credit for a 7-night stay!

Tell us…

Would an incentive like this have any impact on where you decide to spend your vacation?