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Instead of spending hours surfing for a deal, swim over to travel sites and sign up for weekly last-minute deal emails. Kara Williams, who blogs under the moniker MountainMama on, suggests’s Top 20 Travel Deals and’s Top 25. “You’ll receive the emailed newsletters before the information goes live on the sites,” she says. That way, you get first dibs on the deals.