Frugal Florida: Free $25 Gas Cards



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Frugal Florida: Save Money on a Ft. Lauderdale Florida vacation this summer

Planning to travel this summer? With gas prices soaring and expecting to peak this summer, it’s putting tourists on the alert about taking a road trip. If prices can rise above $4 a gallon, it’s may keep travelers closer to home. To offset the cost of rising gas prices, Ft. Lauderdale is offering a $25 gift card for visitors that book hotels as of May 1st, along with some other savings.

The Savings

Ft. Lauderdale is offering the following incentives for summer visitors:

  • $25 gas card when visitors do an online booking for a minimum two-night stay at specific hotels from May 1-September 30
  •  a FREE “Beach Starter Kit,” that includes a beach towel, flip flops and a beach ball
  • Super Summer Savings ticket that features 2-for-1 specials at specific attractions such as a Polynesian dinner show, an Everglades airboat ride or a flamingo garden.

Will the cards run out?

Apparently more than $100,000 has been dished out for the gas cards, so you don’t need to be in a big rush to book!

How to save money on gas

If you’re on the road this summer, make sure you download the Gas Buddy App onto your smartphone. The travel app scours the road for the cheapest gas prices.  GasBuddy  uses GPS to track your location, map closest gas stations and update you on the current prices. It’s available on Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad and is a free download.

Tell us…

How do you save money on gas when traveling?