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Travelodge Offer Kids Discount

Kids rule this summer at Travelodge hotels, where their parents receive a $5 offer from Toys"R"Us and certificates for free kids meals at Denny’s restaurants.

The $5 offer is redeemable at all Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us and Kids R Us stores nationwide with a purchase of $25 or more.Ê The offer is handed to guests when they check into U.S. Travelodge hotels through Sept. 4, while supplies last.Ê Offer expires Sept 30, 2003.

Also, as part of the Drive-Inn America program, Travelodge guests receive a certificate for a free kids menu entrée for children 10 and younger at participating Denny’s restaurants with the purchase of a regularly priced adult entree.Ê Certificates expire on Oct. 4.

The Drive-Inn America program also offers a summer travel package featuring a National Parks Pass, pocket-sized “owner’s manual” with park listings and maps, $10 Denny’s gift certificate, $10 coupon for purchases and a Budget® car rental deal.Ê To purchase a package, consumers should visit and click on the national parks link.

Parents can help make the miles go faster for their children by entering a sweepstakes on for a chance to win one of five portable DVD players being given away each day throughout the summer.Ê No purchase is necessary to participate.


Travelodge hotels feature special kid-themed rooms called Sleepy Bear’s Dens, named for the chain’s mascot.Ê The rooms are outfitted with a Sleepy Bear‰ bedspread, child’s chair, bearish wall decorations and drinking cups as well as videocassette players to play tapes available from the front desk. Children checked into Sleepy Bear’s Dens receive a free Sleepy Bear plush toy.

The first Travelodge hotel was introduced in 1939 in response to travelers’ needs for homelike accommodations.Ê Today, Travelodge Hotels is a growing franchise system with 545 upper-economy Travelodge and budget Thriftlodge® properties representing 42,313 guest rooms throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.Ê Reservations and further information are available by visiting or calling the toll-free Travelodge number, (800) 578-7878, or the Thriftlodge number, (800) 525-9055.Ê Travelodge Hotels is a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD).