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Stay and plan in your own back yard
The Millennium Hotel on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis is offering a $69 special on room rates through April. That’s a $100 discount. There are some restrictions, including the following black-out dates: Feb. 18-20; March 1-2, 5; April 5-8, 12-18, 21-25. Call 1-800-522-8856 and mention promo code ZOOB.
This week Fly.com posted round-trip airfares from Minneapolis to Denver, Colo., starting at $179, including taxes. You’ll get the lowest fares if you can avoid leaving on a Sunday. Go to fly.com for more info.
A great deal in the Big Easy
The W New Orleans is get up to 25 percent off the best room rate. Rates start at $135 per night and the deal is available all days of thee week, but you have to book by March 30 if you want to stay between now and May 31. To book, go to http://specialoffers.starwoodhotels.com/w_neworleans/so.htmor, call 866-924-8704 and use reference number 383511.
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