If you want to save some money on travelling, pretending to be a prospective student can often land you discounted rates. Here's how.
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This little evil tip comes from reader Tori D:
When travelling to any major city check the "Visitor's Guide" on the websites of area colleges. Often schools will negotiate deals with local hotels so prospective students or visiting professors can save on their hotel stay. Find out which hotels they partner with and then call and ask for the special rate for visitors of XYZ University.
Big schools get so many visitors that the hotels rarely ask for the purpose of your visit, but if they do just say you're a prospective student— who knows you may end up attending classes there someday. Right?
You may not always get to pick your hotel with this method, but you'll still end up with a decent option and save some money in the process.