I have lots of recommendations for Hawaii coupons and discount cards. You can look by island for what I think are the best available coupons, and also read this page for a general discussion.
As you’ll see below (just under the links to the island coupons), I think the Hawaii entertainment book has the number one, very best, most awesome coupons for all of Hawaii. You do have to buy it though.
I think the Go Oahu Card is pretty good for Oahu, although it’s not technically a coupon
and I think if you have the patience to look around on the internet you can find lots of possibilities. I link to the best ones here and tell you exactly what I think of them. (sign up for my mailing list if you want more straight talk on hawaii vacations)
The current entertainment coupon book is my most popular recommendation for saving money in Hawaii for residents and visitors. See it here!: Huge Hawaii Coupon Book … or See my Review Listing the available hawaii coupons each year here
It’s really stellar for Oahu (see the available oahu coupons here, decent for Maui (see the available maui coupons here) – but not so fantastic for Kauai and the Big Island, although there are a few things for each island. Several coupons available online for free.
If you are going to Oahu, be sure to check the Oahu Coupons page to read about the Go Hawaii card (Go Oahu Card) – it’s like one big coupon for the whole island.
Looking for coupon codes and vouchers? These savings I’m listing here will work better, I promise.
Travel N Tourism NewsHawaii Coupons
New activity, lodging, and travel services coupons every month.
Coupons for fun – I like what’s available on this page. Lots of 20% off unique coupons I haven’t seen anywhere else.
ecouponshawaii – a decent site. It’s got a lot of coupons on it but not all will be interesting to vacationers. Some examples are 20% off a catamaran dinner cruise on oahu and big island dairy queen cone, buy one get one for 39 cents.
Hawaii Vacation Coupons
Lots to choose from on maui, kauai, big island, and oahu.
There’s a lot more listings in the search engine results, but unfortunately, most of them aren’t worth listing here or will be listed under island specific. One BIG suggestion I have is to make a list of activities you want to go to, and then search for each activity + coupons or + discounts and see what comes up.
You may find a coupon for that activity, or for a similar one with a better price or better other features.
Yes, I think so, and it’s Oahu! Let’s talk about it a bit.
So, you probably are looking for Hawaii Coupons in order to save money on your vacation. Like I already said, I really like what’s available in the entertainment book and the Go Oahu card – but what if you are going to Kauai or the Big Island or Molokai or (well, we’ll leave Lanai out of it, because you won’t be going to Lanai unless you have lots of money anyway) ?
On each and every island there are coupon books at the airports and hotels – coupon books and tourist guides. They are not as good as the entertainment book, but they are better than nothing.
AND, like I like to tell people – if you are on a strict budget, Oahu should be your first island choice. You can take the bus, there are often free shuttles, there are more people competing for your money (so lower prices) and there are just more options, and there are the best budget hotel options there, imo.
For example, on the Big Island, the lowest price catamaran sail you will probably find will be $50 or up (probably much more).
Granted, the more expensive boats will have more options and not be quite so streamlined to get people on and then off but if you don’t have the money for the $100 sail, wouldn’t you like to have the option of taking a $25 trip?
Plus of course, Oahu has the go oahu card and the hawaii entertainment book. (mentioned above).
Well, the hawaii entertainment book is my favorite because it has so many buy one get one free offers.
If there’s 2 of you, that’s 50% off. 50% off is a lot, and the best you are going to find, easy. (If there’s only one of you, I wouldn’t get the entertainment book). You can get 50% off coupons on many upscale restaurants, day restaurants, plus tons of activities.
Second, the Go Oahu Card says they can get you up to 55% off activities. In my experience, it would be super hard to get that 55% off, but I would think 33% off would be easy. That’s quite a bit.
Third, I mentioned a coupons for fun site above that has several 20% off coupons for activities. 20% off is also good.
Now, we get down to 10% off. Let me say that it is easy to get 10% off. That’s like the standard money off. You can frequently get 10% off just by booking your activity online, or finding a coupon in one of the coupon books that are available at the hotels and airports. So it’s not much, but it’s better than paying full rate. I wouldn’t be surprised if you called without a coupon but said you were considering booking with the companies competitor (actually have a competitor name here) and could you get 10% off and if you could get it just by asking most times.
Some examples of book online and get 10% off:
This looks interesting, and if you skip down the page, you’ll see lots of example of 13% off and 20% off, but I always like to check the prices and see if it really is a good deal or not. So the one I am specifically looking at is on the Big Island, the Value Combo Big Island – Body Glove Whale Watch Cruise & Royal Kona Luau for $133 at a stated 13% off.
(If you don’t see that, the page might have changed since I looked, sorry, but the analysis still will give you something to think about )
Ok, so if I go to the Royal Kona Luau page I see that I can get the luau by booking direct with them for $78. If I go to the Body Glove Whale watch cruise page I see that is also $78 if I book directly with them. That adds up to $156, and so the $133 is indeed a better deal and 13% (more actually) off of the prices that I found.
HOWEVER, is that the best I can do? If I search in google for Royal Kona Luau or Royal Kona Luau Discount, I see some different prices. I see $59.88, and $60.00 and $58.00 at other websites.
Hmm, I wonder if I can get a discount on the Whale watch too. Well, I don’t see anything with a search, but the Hawaii Entertainment book (for year 2011) has body glove cruises buy one get one free, so that would be a 50% off discount on two people, which hopefully would work out to $39 apiece (as long as there were two of us).
So, let’s say I booked these two activites this way. Say $60.00 for the luau and $39 for the whale watch cruise. That comes out to: $99 and that is a discount of 63% and a savings of $34 off of the promised 13% off coupon we had found.
Now, here’s another point. If I look at the search results when I was searching for the Royal Kona Luau, I see the Island Breeze luau is only $46.73. Wow, that’s and even bigger discount. But is the Island Breeze luau of the same quality as the Royal Kona Luau?
Well, I would say that the Royal Kona luau is probably fancier, but the Island Breeze might be a bit more authentic. Or maybe not – maybe that is just my perception because of where the Island Breeze luau is performed – adjacent to an authentic protected heiau right in Kailua town.
If you go to tripadvisor and search for both, you’ll see the Royal Kona is a solid 4 stars while the island breeze has 3.5 stars. So then you can make your decision based on that – which is more important to me? Lowest price? Closest to my hotel? Highest stars?
So, I like coupons, and I use coupons, but in order to be certain you are getting the best deal, you should research what actual prices really are, and are there any other options.
Is it possible to find coupons on Hawaii airline flights?
Well, sometimes, you can find sales and coupons. A good place to start is to search in google for hawaii flight coupons and just go down the list for timely ones. If you don’t see anything good come back here and read below.
I have a whole strategy that I have outlined for how to find a cheap hawaii flight. Definitely click through and read it to learn what I recommend for being sure you are getting the best price. Also check hawaiian airlines for their current sales.
Also, the entertainment book, that I have talked about many times above, sometimes has airlines coupons in them, and sometimes places like pleasant holidays offer stuff like companion flys free or companion flys for $50. Yes, I’ve really seen these. I talk about this in my cheap flight strategy page above.
How about inter-island flight coupons?
Well, there used to be coupon books available for inter island flights, but that was years ago. These have not been around for a while. For more info see my page on hawaii inter-island flights.
Update Dec 2011! Hawaiian Airlines is actually doing a coupon program again, but a little differently. They are doing a neighbor island 12 month travel plan, and I don’t think it’s that great for visitors, but head over and check it out if you want to.