Our Christmas Texas Trip Rollup

Here is a roll up of our Christmas Texas trip.  Somethings I think we did very inexpensively like our hotels.  Other things we went a little over budget on like food…  I wish I had been able to convince the family to do more food planning to save on those costs.  I think we did alright on our entertainment costs between Groupon and picking lower cost options like the mission tour.  Some things like sitting in the hot tub on Christmas Eve after opening our presents do not have a price tag!


Residence Inn Austin Round Rock – 15,000 points

Dickey’s BBQ  – Groupon

Innerspace Cavern – Buy 1 get 1 free so had to pay for 2 people instead of 3 with the entertainment book coupon online.

Radisson Austin Downtown – 44,000 points for two nights.

Dinner at Russian House – no discount      https://stretchingittotravel.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/russian-house-of-austin/

Austin Trail of lights – no discount but got airline miles through Groupon  https://stretchingittotravel.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/austin-trail-of-lights/

Austin Zoo – Groupon and generous sharing person covered our 3rd person  https://stretchingittotravel.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/austin-zoo/

The Salt Lick BBQ – no discount         https://stretchingittotravel.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/the-salt-lick-bbq/

Government Canyon Park Hike – no discount but still cheap


Residence Inn Alamo Place – Marriott anniversary night free category 1-5

Iron Catcus for dinner – no discount

Bad Wolf Ghost Tours- Groupon


Mission Trail Visit- no charge to visit the 4 missions

Radisson Corpus Christi – 2 nights 44,000 points and 1 night $80.50

Blackbeard Restaurant – Groupon

USS Lexington Ship Tour – $1 off coupon

Christmas Night Dinner at Radisson – very painful price with no discount due to Holiday

Alamo Car rental for the trip $169.02 and very little on gas.  This car was amazing on gas considering how many miles we drove with the AC on high.

Flights on South West had to pay for one and a half tickets, points for the other round trip and a one way.


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