It may be hard to imagine, but the start of the 2014 holiday season is almost here. The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants offers some tips that can help you save on your next trip, including this one:

 

Where should you stay?

 

Look for freebies. For example, does the hotel offer complimentary transportation to the airport, restaurants or local attractions? Does the rate include breakfast? Having a meal included can save you a bundle, especially on longer trips or family vacations.

 

Social media sites are a great way to hear about deals. Often companies will post specials for their social media followers or they will give them early access to deals.Another great way to save is with local daily deal sites online such as Groupon, LivingSocial and Slickdeals. However, these deals are only offered in limited quantities for a short time.