Do you offer a AAA discount?

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Yes, always
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Yes, some years or some times
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No, never
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I just say I'm sorry, we're too small to offer those discounts. I don't recall ever having lost a reservation because of it. Most of the time they say "oh well, it's worth asking!"

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same here.  I do give a large military discount. That's it. 

 

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Isn't the idea behind AAA discounts that you have to give them to their members in order to be rated and listed in AAA's guidebooks? Not sure what the benefit would be back to the Inn for an AARP discount, maybe they do travel guidebooks for their members, too?

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Harborfields wrote:

Isn't the idea behind AAA discounts that you have to give them to their members in order to be rated and listed in AAA's guidebooks? Not sure what the benefit would be back to the Inn for an AARP discount, maybe they do travel guidebooks for their members, too?

You only HAVE to give a AAA discount if you PAY to use their logo on your marketing. If you're just 'in the book' you don't have to give a discount. If you HAVE to give one it has to be no less than 10%. (Seems counter intuitive to me to have to pay them some thousands of dollars every year to hang the AAA logo on my sign and then have to give a discount to boot!) We're just 'in the book' with no special color fonts showing we're special. Eye-wink And given most folks never read the key they think our 3 stars mean we're dirty and rundown compared with the cheap motels' 4 stars because they have a pool.

AARP folks ask just in case. I haven't noticed there is any particular travel info AARP hands out.

Then there are the folks who got trained to ask for a deep discount when they call at 9 PM and you have a room open. Like I want to wait up for them at that point. Yeesh.

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Off season only. Not in season.

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I think I lost this last caller as she said "Why don't you give aarp or aaa?" When I am already giving $10 off to book online.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

I think I lost this last caller as she said "Why don't you give aarp or aaa?" When I am already giving $10 off to book online.

Can't be much of a loss. She probably would have asked you for the world had she booked and I sense that you are not really perturbed about it wink

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Someone nicer and better will come along. If price is their only consideration, there's a Motel Sick just calling their name.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

I think I lost this last caller as she said "Why don't you give aarp or aaa?" When I am already giving $10 off to book online.

'We don't discount in season.'

Otherwise I will also say, 'If I gave AARP discounts I'd be broke, everyone who comes here has that card!'

Off season I'll knock $10 off IF they take a more expensive room. Not for the cheapest room. Give me strength people.

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No AAA or CAA or AARP or CARP. No one-legged pirate discounts either. I don't see why paying an annual fee for towing insurance should bring you a discount. And I don't see why paying dues to an organization should either. Heck, you can join AARP and CARP at 50! And having enough money to retire doesn't sound like you need my help... I need theirs. I can't retire at 50!

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hear! hear!

 

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Our owner gives us a 10% discount to throw around as we please - not that we abuse it, mind you.  But, for veterans, AAA, etc. we give them 10% off.

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I get asked for AA and for AARP (they have more money than I do, cripers!) and I tell them my rates are already as low as they can go and I give value. The only discount I give is the 15% to military & cops. Now I also give enough free rooms to choke a horse! 

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