How to book a hotel room cheaper than the best price online

Many hotels match or beat the best internet rate when you book with them.

Here’s my spending philosophy: If you can get something cheaper, it’s worth a little effort.

Of course, I also like tools that do the hard work for me. Tap or click an online shopping helper to find discounts that work.

There are digital tricks that can make traveling easier, safer and cheaper. Tap or click for five smart tech tips to read before hitting the road this summer.

When it comes to saving on hotel rooms, the sites that claim to have the best possible deal aren’t always the way to go. Sometimes you can do better on your own. My son just used the following tips to get a hotel room for $80 cheaper than the lowest price on the web.