My buddy Sam Shank has launched a new site focusing on hotel deals - DealBase.com. Everyone loves to find a great deal these days, and DealBase.com has collected a lot of them - over 11,000 hotel deals for destinations in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. In addition to the broad selection of deals, what I like about DealBase.com is that they help me determine if a deal is truly a deal by comparing the regular price of a deal and any items it may contain to the discounted deal price.
Right about now you're saying to yourself, "Okay, I understand wanting to make the shameless plug for a friend, but Consuming Ambitions is a blog about food. What does this have to do with food?" Glad you asked! DealBase lists over 200 deals that include free dinner, including a deal at the Millennium Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles, and 100 deals that are wine themed. They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but who said anything about free dinner? (Okay, a paid hotel stay is required, but still there are some good deals to be had.)
Or, if you're looking for an excuse to go to Las Vegas' restaurants, take a look at this amazing deal at the Palms Casino - by the time you factor in the free night and added benefits, the stay is effectively free! Just make sure you don't squander all those savings at the blackjack table.