Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gas Give Away?

Every summer since man started using gasoline to drive to vacation destination gas prices jumped seasonally. Grain and hay prices probably rose during the days of the horse and buggy. Yet families continue to drive to a well earned time of recreation and relaxation.

For the last few years "Free Gas" promotions by hotels prompted B&Bs to follow suit. But are these promotions good for the guest or for the B&B? Probably not. Often the guest ends up with a card good only at a local station that may practice tourist pricing on the weekends. The innkeeper is essentially discounting room rates and may have to scrimp on accustomed amenities to make up the loss. "Free" is never really free.

Here at Blueberry Cove Inn we have a different idea. We would rather be more direct if we are going to offer a discount.

Drive to beautiful Narragansett but plan on staying more than two days. Once you are here you can walk to the beach, lots of restaurants and a little shopping. Take a Trolley Tour of the area to enjoy a lively discussion of local history and sites. Car pool with other guests to take in Newport. Bring your own or rent a bike locally and you can enjoy miles of bike paths. Hang out in the yard, read a book, slow yourself down. Enjoy a different full breakfast every morning. All without using a drop of gas in your tank.

To help you choose to extend your stay, we'll offer you a deal:

Stay two nights and the third night will be discounted by 10%.
Stay three nights and the fourth night will 20% off.
Stay four nights and the fifth night is 30% off.
Stay five nights and the sixth is 50% off.
Stay six nights and the seventh is FREE.

(Offer good for new, on-line reservations only, promo code for on-line reservations is BlogFB; discount applied to least expensive night's rate; not available on third night of holiday weekend stays.)

So start planning. Go to Blueberry Cove Inn's website. Select a room. Book your stay. We'll be waiting for you. Honest.

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