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Top Five Tips to Score a Deal on Game-Inspired Travel


October 9, 2007 – Fall football is underway, and college teams throughout the country are deep in strategy, anticipating and analyzing the competition in hopes of claiming victory this 2007 season.  In the game of travel,, a leading online travel agency that knows “the less you pay, the better it feels™,” has huddled up its own dream team of experts, charting the winning plays of game-inspired travel on a budget.  Revealing its top five key moves for price-conscious travelers, CheapTickets invites college football fans everywhere to take their love of the game from the TV screen to the old alma mater this fall.


Top Five Winning Budget Travel Strategies for College Football Fans:


  1. Keep Your Eye on the Ball – and Sale: Monitor sales, such as CheapTickets’ regular “Cheap of the Week” program, which offers significant savings on travel purchases.  Currently, CheapTickets’ customers can receive $25-off travel to select game-day destinations throughout the Midwest, taking in both the football fever and the beautiful fall foliage.


  1. Choose Travel Packages for a Game-Day Touchdown: Book air and hotel together to save on  Car rentals can also be added to the travel package mix, making for an all-around winning play.


  1. Look to Stay Out of Bounds: Local hotels can be overbooked and priced high during big game weekends as alumni flock to their alma mater.  Consider a hotel just outside the action, where hotel rates may be lower.   


  1. Buy Big Game Tickets Online: Access to college football’s biggest rivalries are available through CheapTickets’ recently launched site, which offers the best tickets to the biggest games.  By simplifying the ticket order process, CheapTickets can offer competitive prices to premier events, such as the Oct. 27 Wisconsin Badgers versus Indiana Hoosiers homecoming game; tickets currently available for $92.


  1. Don’t Leave Your Travel Partner on the Sidelines: The roar of the pounding football stadium may be to the delight of one traveler, but not their partner.  Consider budget-friendly alternatives for the less than enthused football fan, available through CheapTickets’ Activities Page.  For example, during Northwestern University’s Family Weekend this November, one traveler can explore the windy city during a $45 “Chicago Grand Tour,” while the other cheers the Wildcats to victory against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.


Experiencing the Big Games for Less: Save $25-off with CheapTickets*


College football fans will receive $25-off qualifying hotel and package (hotel plus air) bookings of two or more nights on with the company’s latest “Cheap of the Week.”  Customers must book their game-inspired travel using promotion code COWFOOTBALL by Oct. 14, 2007, and travel is valid through Nov. 15, 2007. 


Utilizing the CheapTickets College Football Cheap of the Week sale, games and deals not to be missed.**   Be sure to check out to purchase tickets to the games below.


  • Ohio State University’s homecoming game vs. Michigan State on Oct. 20: To catch the Buckeyes in action against the Spartans, Washington D.C.-based alumni can fly to Columbus Ohio and stay two nights at the three-star Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown for $901 for two people, Oct. 19-21. 


  • Indiana University’s homecoming game vs. Penn State University on Oct. 20:  Watch the Hoosiers versus the Lions while enjoying a two-night stay at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis, just an hours drive from the big game in Bloomington.  Including airfare from New Orleans to Indianapolis, a couple can head to the big game Oct. 19-21 for $805 total, which includes an Budget rental car during their stay.