Two people. Same plane. TOTALLY different prices.

Meet Kari & Kelly,

Kari got a $1500 Mexico lodging voucher through JGOOT, and she and her friend Kelly booked a girls’ trip over a holiday weekend.

They booked their flights on the same day…

They’re flying on the same plane, to the same place…

They’re sitting in the same type of seats (coach)…

On top of that, they’re both JGOOT premium members!

But…

One of them paid $80 round-trip, and the other paid $500.

There is still time to donate to the MS Society and get a similar voucher
(And if you become a JGOOT premium member, I’ll show you how you can fly there for prices similar to what Kari paid ($80), vs what Kelly paid ($500+))

WAIT A MINUTE!!!

Since they’re both JGOOT premium members, why didn’t they both get the same great rate?

There are 3 simple rules to saving 50% to 90% every time you travel:

  1. Look for travel bargains every day whether you’re planning a trip or not. (Our premium trip-alert service allows you to do that over your morning coffee.)
  2. You MUST be flexible on when/where you want to go
  3. Have a backup plan in case rules #1 or 2 are not possible.

In Kari & Kelly’s case, rules number one and two didn’t help much because they wanted to go to a specific place (to redeem $1500 worth of lodging at a luxury resort), at a specific time (due to strict work schedules).

Kari had established her backup plan long ahead of time, so as soon as she saw that they were going to have to pay $500 for their flights, she used her stash of points instead.

Kelly hadn’t established a backup plan, so she had to pay $500.

Although JGOOT trip-alerts are great for vacations and weekend trips where you can be flexible on when/where you want to go…

…The odds of one of our trip alerts coming through for you when you NEED to go to a specific place at a specific time are slim to none.

That’s why the first thing I teach my subscribers to do after becoming premium members is how to start working on their backup plan RIGHT AWAY. That way, they’ll quickly build a “stash” of 50,000 to 150,000 frequent flyer points to use whenever they don’t like the prices they find “the traditional way.”

Seriously – it’s not hard at all. It takes like an hour to set up, and trust me – just like car insurance – there WILL come a time when you’ll be glad you have those points. If you don’t have them, you’re not going to be happy about the prices you’ll have to pay.

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Want me to show you how you can collect 100,000 frequent flyer points in the next 60 days with less work than it usually takes to find affordable flights “the traditional way”?
Click here & join thousands of premium members traveling “The JGOOT Way”.
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Players, Spotters, Whales & winnings they make movies about

In the blackjack world, there are 3 types of people at the tables: Players, Spotters & Whales.

Players

Players make up 99% of the people at the tables. Some win a few hundred bucks, some lose and console in the fact that at least they got free drinks.  Some win a few thousand dollars, some lose a few thousand.  The casino herds these people through like cattle knowing “the house” has a 51% advantage, the more everyone plays, the more the casinos win.

Spotters

In the game of card-counting – Spotters are usually the smartest people in the room.  Spotters really only have one job (and it’s not to win at Blackjack).  In the world of counting cards, the SOLE job of the spotter is to count cards. The spotter sits at a blackjack table for hours on end counting every card played.

About one out of every 4 or 5 hours played, spotters run into a rare scenario where “the deck is rich”, and on that rare occasion, the odds shift from the house – to the player.  By drastically raising bids when the deck is rich – you can win some BIG money, but if the spotters did this, the casinos would instantly catch on and either re-shuffle the deck, or ask the card-counter to leave.

The spotters do all of the work, but the whales get all of the glory.

Whales

This is where the stories that have brought down casinos come into play. The job of the Whale is to sit around and wait for the spotters to signal them and tell them to step in. And when the whale steps into a Blackjack game where the deck is rich… They bet big.  They don’t win every time, but since the odds have shifted from “slightly in the casino’s favor” – to “heavily in the player’s favor” – when they win, THEY WIN BIG.

The key to the Whales’ success is that they don’t play like everyone else.

They don’t bet just because “they have a good feeling”

They don’t try to beat the house when the odds are stacked against them.

They wait around for hours on end until their spotters tell them the time is right.

When their spotters tell them they have an opportunity – Whales step up to the table and since they trust their Spotters – they don’t even bat an eye at betting the max bet the casino will allow.

There is probably only one whale for every 10,000 players in the casino, but because of their discipline – they win so BIG they have movies made about them.

Want to be a whale in travel and win big vacations for your family every time you travel?

Stop traveling like everyone else.

Unlike a whale, you don’t need a big bankroll, but…

You need to be a “spotter” and watch fares every day.

Not when you get around to it…

Not 90 days before your trip…

Not at 3am on Tuesdays…

Every.

Single.

Day.

The BEST deals are found 2, 4, even 10 months in advance, and if you’re not watching for them every single day – you will miss out.

Just like a “Whale” in Vegas – have a system in place that allows you to seize opportunities when they present themselves.

You’ll visit more friends & family because of flights you find that are cheaper than driving.

You’ll find trips to far more exotic destinations than you thought were in the budget.

You’ll start calling old friends for guys’ trips and girls’ trips – just because you can.

Friends and family will start jealously commenting about your latest Facebook posts telling you “I wish I could travel like you.”

Don’t want to take the time to look every day?

We’ll do all of the work as your Spotter.

You can have all of the glory as the Whale who will start traveling more, visiting more friends and family, and having them all constantly asking how you do it.

Click here to try our premium membership out for as little as $8/month. If you’re not 100% convinced in our ability to find good travel deals – simply ask for your money back.

Happy travels!

–Joel

PS – Just like the Whales at the casino tables – you won’t be able to just sit at the table any time you like, make a big bet and expect to win every time. (ie: you can’t say “what have you got to Vegas from ______ to ______” and expect to find a good deal. You have to plan ahead. MUCH farther ahead than the typical traveler.

BUT…

Become a member 6 to 10 months before plans for a trip and let my team of analysts be the Spotters for you every day.

You’ll know when the time is right…

You won’t even have to hesitate wondering if fares will go any lower…

And you’ll be virtually guaranteed to pay the lowest price of anyone on the same plane (and at the same resort) as you.

Oops! Sorry about all of the extra posts today.

Sorry!

Today, you will get a bunch of extra/irrelevant emails from old trips out of DEN with a bunch of dead links.

Sorry in advance for filling your inbox up with them.

All should be back to normal tomorrow.

–Joel “Working too late and got sloppy” McDonald

Verifying The Fares I Publish

Why do I have to pay you to see details of these trips?

As much as I wish I could get paid “on the back end” like a travel agent, these trips are so deeply discounted – they don’t pay commissions. Adding a commission on the back end of trips you book through me would make them exponentially more expensive.   Besides, if I spent all of my time booking custom trips as a traditional travel agent, I wouldn’t have the time to actually find these amazingly affordable deals.

As a free JGOOT subscriber, I’ll gladly point you in the right direction after my paid subscribers get a first crack at them. With a little digging and internet savvy, you can find them yourself without ever paying me a dime. (You can also read dozens of free tips on my blog on how to find mind-bogglingly cheap fares yourself.)

If you’d rather not do all of that work, you can pay me as little as 26 cents per day, and I’ll make finding the best travel deals on the internet infinitely easier for you. Details here.

Saving 30% to 60% on last-minute travel

If you ever have to travel last minute, try the one of the following methods to cut costs:

  1. The Priceline Hack. Everyone knows Priceline can help you get lower fares than what you can typically find on the common aggregator sites like Kayak, Expedia, etc. However, most people don’t know that as the departure date approaches, airlines will do ANYTHING to fill empty seats. (However, they won’t ever do it by discounting prices at the counter.)  The way around that is to do your research online.
    • 1 to 3 days before your trip, find the best price possible (and make sure you’re OK with the flight times of those best prices because odds are – you’ll end up on those flights.)
    • Once you’ve found the best price – make note of the dates, drop that price by about 60%, and try bidding for those dates on priceline.
    • If that doesn’t work, try again, but only drop the price by 50%.
    • Wash, rinse & repeat until you’ve reached the most you want to pay.  Unless the planes you’re trying to get on are 99% booked, you’ll save at least 30% off of the lowest published fare you could otherwise find.
  2. The Spirit Airlines hack. If you don’t have any luck with the Priceline Method, here is a backup plan. Not many people know this, but Spirit has way lower fares at the desk than if your book online (even if through their website.)  If you just want to get out of town last minute, and are flexible on where you want to go, drop by the Spirit airlines desk and see what fares they have. (Pack light. Spirit charges an arm and a leg to check a bag (and they charge even more for carry ons that don’t fit under your seat.))

Happy travels!

If you’ve got any tips of your own that you’d like to share, feel free to let us know. If we publish your tip to the site, we’ll do a free custom trip search for you (valued at $39).

School’s out soon!

Check these trips out… Every one of them is during “expensive” summer season.

In the interest of (most) school calendars, are between Memorial Day and the first week of August.

My personal favs:
Mexico City for $288 (including air & hotel)
Denver to Puerto Vallarta: $643 including air & All-Inclusive Hotel
Lima Peru: $405 flight
Iceland flight for $620

*Don’t have a passport? Click here for Domestic summer flights under $150.

 

Denver to Mexico City, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, May 27 to Sat, Jun 03.
     Flight Alone: $234     Flight + basic hotel: $288 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $321
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Mexico City? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.

Denver to Acapulco, Mexico plus 6 nights    –    Sat, Jun 10 to Fri, Jun 16.
     Flight Alone: $276     Flight + basic hotel: $334 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $401
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Acapulco? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $726

Denver to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico plus 4 nights    –    Sun, May 28 to Thu, Jun 01.
     Flight Alone: $343     Flight + basic hotel: $410 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $456
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Puerto Vallarta? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $643

Denver to Lima, Peru plus 15 nights    –    Tue, Jul 18 to Wed, Aug 02.
     Flight Alone: $405     Flight + basic hotel: Too Expensive – Flight plus 4-star hotel: Too Expensive Grab Cheap Flight & AirBnB Instead
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Lima? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Bogotá, Colombia plus 6 nights    –    Thu, Jun 01 to Wed, Jun 07.
     Flight Alone: $459     Flight + basic hotel: $523 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $554
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Bogotá? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to San José del Cabo, Mexico plus 10 nights    –    Sat, Jun 03 to Tue, Jun 13.
     Flight Alone: $310     Flight + basic hotel: $531 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $597
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in San José del Cabo? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $870

Denver to Victoria, Canada plus 5 nights    –    Sat, Jun 24 to Thu, Jun 29.
     Flight Alone: $284     Flight + basic hotel: $539 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $772
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.       Check out cruises from Seatttle/Vancouver
     Know someone in Victoria? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Medellin, Colombia plus 6 nights    –    Thu, Jun 01 to Wed, Jun 07.
     Flight Alone: $500     Flight + basic hotel: $586 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $594
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Medellin? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Toluca, Mexico plus 15 nights    –    Sun, May 28 to Mon, Jun 12.
     Flight Alone: $316     Flight + basic hotel: $598 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $648
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Toluca? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Cartagena, Colombia plus 10 nights    –    Tue, Jul 11 to Fri, Jul 21.
     Flight Alone: $474     Flight + basic hotel: $626 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $755
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Cartagena? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Reykjavik, Iceland plus 4 nights    –    Mon, Jun 26 to Fri, Jun 30.
     Flight Alone: $620     Flight + basic hotel: $749 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $933
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Reykjavik? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Mazatlan, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, Jul 08 to Sat, Jul 15.
     Flight Alone: $275     Flight + basic hotel: $816 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $904
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Mazatlan? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to La Paz, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, Jun 10 to Sat, Jun 17.
     Flight Alone: $253     Flight + basic hotel: $840 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $840
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in La Paz? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

…So life doesn’t escape us

I like this one.

If the Dalai Lama says it…

Monday Motivation

I didn’t learn this lesson until my 30’s (and didn’t REALLY learn it until my late 30’s) but there isn’t a quote out there that does justice to how much travel changes your life.

Currently in two test markets: Los Angeles & Denver

We are currently testing this way of finding affordable travel deals in two markets:

  1. Denver (Where our founder lives.)
  2. Los Angeles (Where many of our founder’s friends live)

Trips so affordable – you wouldn’t even want to waste miles/points on them.

We don’t just find cheap flights. We also find great hotel prices, other options such as AirBnB, VRBO, cruise prices when applicable, and for those on especially tight budgets, we even include lodging options as low as $3 a day.

Airfare as much as 70% off

We scour thousands of flights & hotel prices daily and only share the absolute best airfares on the internet.

Hotels as low as $5 per night

By bundling the lowest airfares we can find with hotel package rates, we regularly find hotels as low as $5 per person/per night.   In fact, every once in a blue moon, we find package deals that are cheaper than booking a flight alone!

Just take a look at the average nightly room rates we find. Even if you call the hotel directly, you’ll be hard-pressed to get as good a rate as what we post daily on our website.

Search By Duration

If you’re looking to just get out of town, but are limited by time, you can use our “Search by length” category to find a trip that fits your specific needs.