Ever see a great hotel rate but when you go to the web site you find that the rate offered is an “advance purchase” rate. Personally I try to stay away from advance purchase rates. However what do you do if the non-advance rate is several dollars higher?
What I do is to check to see if there might have a AAA rate available or a Senior rate available. I find in most instances there are AAA or Senior rates available at the same rate as the advance purchase, or close to, and the rate does not require an advance purchase!
Keep your money in your pocket and flexibility in your travel plans!