Road Travel Tips: Greyhound Bus Tickets at 7 – 11, Cheap Airport Parking + Airfare Savers
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A lot of how I have gone about finalizing my baseball tour this year has to do with cost. Yes I have pared my trip from 229 games to 216 games, but that has more to do with the Canadian Dollar, than increasing my budget in the year. I could still do the original amount of contests even with some growing expenditures.
Lets start off with buying Greyhound Tickets At 7-Eleven. I laughed at the notion during 2012, but I soon realized that this service is convenient. Book a travel itinerary (WEB ONLY FARE), and then simply go to a nearby 7 – Eleven and pay cash. The register receipts serves as your bus ticket.
2090 Main St
Ferndale, WA 98248-9468
Store # 20938
ALL SALES FINAL
THANKS FOR SHOPPING
*************************************** * * * Thanks for using PayNearMe and * * Greyhound. * * * * Be sure to get your paper receipt * * from the 7-Eleven store associate. * * The receipt you receive from the * * store associate is your Greyhound * * bus ticket. * * Bring the paper receipt and your * * photo ID with you to board bus. * * * * PayNearMe questions 888-714-0004 * * Greyhound questions 866-231-2222 * * * * * **************************************
Yes Greyhound is a little more expensive than what we have seen with megabus,com, however I have several designated trips to Baltimore, where the location is within a mile of Camden Yards, and also some of the times are better with Greyhound to complete Doubleheaders.
In other news, I was hoping to avoid any mistakes cash related on booking this year long odyssey, and I made it to spending over 12K before I made my 1st error. I was booking a hotel fee, and needed to secure a 10% deposit. Instead of placing the city in Washington, I made the city Seattle Washington. Pesto.. Out $3.84… This is not bad at all. In my 1st journeys as a ballpark chaser, I made bigger errors with plane fare miscues.
The next thing I found of help, was ThriftyCarRentals airport parking here, These cities are great to park your car long term and pay half off the usual fee. Dayton, Ohio is the best airport to fly out of for cheap airfares. But Buffalo is also a spot you can park your vehicle, and then take a bus into Toronto to save money.
Of course many of times, you will need to rest your car at Lu Guardia in New York, Logan Airport in Boston – and Portland and Seattle could be destinations as well. Particularly, Canadians driving down 110 Miles to fly out of SEATAC airport, and pay half of the airfares already, can pay half of the car parking charges.
Thrifty is not the greatest car rental company there is, (National, Enterprise, or Alamo hold that distinction), however Thrifty is a decent alternative in Dayton. I have a weekend rental in April, that will only cost me $32 all on ($16 per day, with all taxes in)
In my crusade around the internet, I have also found the best place to park a car in Washington, is DCA Airport – and take in the metro transit. I am also flying into Atlantic City from Detroit, on a $34 ticket from Detroit (Via Spirit Airlines). I used the RAMADA inn parking area, (10.5 Mile shuttle ride year) but I am paying $6 a day for lodging my rental there.
Speaking of Spirit Airlines. These guys are crazy!! They have several plane rides that range from $34 – $69 on their main routes. This airliner is not for the weak traveler though. This a bare essentials flight, where you can only have a personal item, and not even a carry on bag. Good if you are only gone for 1 – 2 day intervals.
Check out their latest run of deals. See if they can’t just improve the weight in your wallet a little.
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Posted on March 18, 2015, in ballpark roadtrips and tagged 183 in 2015, 7 Eleven Stores, Amtrak, atlantic city, buffalo, car rental deals, Chuck Booth, dayton international airport, dca airport, Denver, Greyhound Bus Lines, Lu Guardia Airport, megabus.com, mlb road tripping, National Car Rental, portland, ramada inn, Road Trip Advice, Seatac Airport, seattle, spirit airlines, thrifty car rental, travel, washington. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.