Holiday season means holiday travel. So, while traveling during the holidays, the last thing you want to worry about is saving money…but it can be easier than you think.


When my children were younger we would try to save money by packing sandwiches and snacks.  We’d find a nice shady spot to stop for lunch and have a picnic. The kids could stretch they legs and run off some of that energy kids seem to store up while traveling.


One time we were next to a pasture with cattle grazing nearby. Another time we stopped to have lunch in a flower garden surrounded by tall date palms. Both times, lunch turned into a fun learning experience.


Now, as a Farm Bureau member the savings are easy. I remember fondly those days raising the girls and our road trips we’d take. Today, as my own girls have grown up and raised their families, I think how easy it is for us to save even if we don’t pack our lunches on a trip thanks to Farm Bureau memberships. Farm Bureau members can save time and money when they use these “travel” member benefits.


·       Choice Hotels: Discounts to 20% at Clarion, Quality, Comfort, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Mainstay Suites, EconoLodge and Rodeway.  


·       Wyndham Hotels: 20% off with advance reservations at Ramada, Days Inns, Microtel, Super 8, Travelodge, Knights Inn, Howard Johnson, Baymont, and Hawthorne Suites. 


·       Motel 6: 10% discount on guest rooms nationwide.


·       Tripbeat: Up to 25% off at vacation resorts worldwide.


·       Car Rentals:  Up to 20% off at Avis, Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rentals.


·       Travel Guide: To round out your travel needs, download a copy of “On the Road with Arizona Agriculture” a guide that highlights the numerous agri-tainment farm location and the on-farm Farmers’ Markets in Arizona.


For a complete list of ALL 280 of your Arizona Farm Bureau Member Benefits, log on at



Editor’s note: For more information on our member benefits including our regional benefits go to Arizona Farm Bureau’s member benefits page online. Or, download the Member Benefits app to your smart phone for easy, everyday access to your benefits