Beware of ‘free’ perks while traveling

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WASHINGTON – Paying for perks while traveling isn’t a guarantee those perks are worth the money.

Bargain hunters can get burned making booking decisions based on offers of getting something for free.

Whether perks are free or inexpensive, Smarter Travel says smart consumers should be skeptical of add-on services and benefits.

Choosing a hotel based on a free buffet breakfast may result in an entr

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