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Holiday Saving, By The Numbers
Don't you dare check that!

We know it feels like you just got back from summer vacation, but the time is nigh for planning your holiday trip. Here, a breakdown on how not to break the bank. We?ll let the numbers do the talking. 

The PureWow Travel Index:

45: Optimal number of days in advance to book a flight. If you?re flying December 21, you should book by November 6.

2: Number of cities you should be willing to visit if you want substantial discounts on airfare (via services like GetGoing's ?Pick Two, Get One? deals)

$25: Typical cost of checking an extra bag of gifts

$0: Cost of sending your presents on National Free Shipping Day

8: Percentage you can save by flying on a Tuesday (versus a Sunday)

$350: Typical rate for a Manhattan hotel room in December

$0: Amount you?ll pay for lodging if you do a home swap

84: Percentage of luxury hotels that charge for Internet access

8: Percentage of economy hotels that charge for Internet access

$14.25: Amount you?ll save filling your 19-gallon tank in Wyoming versus California. (We hear Cheyenne is lovely at Christmas.)

$4.50: Cost of a minibar Diet Coke. BYO, for the love of God.

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