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Free Hotel Nights, Discounts And A Disney Bonus

We have a variety of deals this week — free nights, discounted hotel stays, introductory fares, ski passes and bonus points. There's even a free day at Disney for those who give a day to community service.

Sage Hospitality is offering 50 percent off a night's stay, or a free night, at all 53 hotel properties across the U.S. Guests must complete eight hours of volunteer service to a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit by March 29 to receive the discount or free night. The offer is valid for travel through March 31. The free-night offer has limited availability. Details: www.giveadaygetanight.com.

Receive a certificate for a free night at a B&B when you request a Stash Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns. The free night is valid through June 30, 2011, and the minimum stay is two nights.

The guide costs $3.95, and to receive one you must send in three proofs of purchase from Stash Tea boxes, spend $10 or more at www.shopstashtea.com, or spend $10 when ordering through the mail-order catalog. Details: www.stashtea.com/bboffer.htm.

Southwest is offering introductory fares to Milwaukee. Sample one-way fares include $99 from Burbank or Dallas; $49, Kansas City; and $69, Baltimore-Washington. Add taxes and fees. Buy tickets by Dec. 31, with a 14-day advance, for travel through May 7. Blackout dates apply. Visit http://travel.southwest.com/specialoffers.

Choice Privileges members can earn triple points or miles for stays through Feb. 18, beginning with your second paid stay. The offer is valid at participating Choice brand properties, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, Ascend, MainStay Suites, Suburban, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn. Rooms must be booked online at www.choicehotels.com or by calling 1-800-424-6423. Guests must register for the promotion at www.choicehotels.com/winterpromotion.

Travel on Frontier Airlines on Classic or Classic Plus fares and receive two-for-one lift tickets at Winter Park Resort near Denver and Copper Mountain, 35 miles from Vail and 90 miles from Denver. Travelers must bring their boarding passes to the resorts within three days of travel to get a free lift ticket with the purchase of an adult full-day pass. Travel through April 12; blackout dates are Dec. 21-Jan. 1 and March 19-28.

Keep in mind that Frontier economy fares are generally cheaper than Classic fares, but you'll pay $20 for your first checked bag and $30 for the second in economy class, while Classic offers two free checked bags. If you're checking bags, the Classic fare is often cheaper in the long run. Contact: www.frontierairlines.com.

Disney is running a promotion throughout 2010 with the HandsOn Network that allows volunteers to get a free day at a Disney theme park. The Give a Day, Get a Disney Day promotion begins Jan. 1. Go to www.disneyparks.com for details on signing up for applicable volunteer opportunities.

After a service day is completed and documented, the volunteer will receive a voucher for the free day that can be redeemed at a Disney park. Many of these opportunities are projects that families can do together. Minimum age is 6 for participating children. Redemption blackout dates apply; 1 million free tickets will be given.

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