Ask Finney: Hotel & Casino offers, free credit scores, hotel & flight purchases

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7 On Your Side's Consumer Expert Michael Finney answers your consumer questions.

7 On Your Side's Consumer Expert Michael Finney answers your consumer questions.

Question 1:

Isaac asks: I received an offer to stay overnight at a hotel and casino for free. I called the number on the invite, but no answer. Do you think it's a scam?

Answer 1:

No. Not necessarily. It could be a phony, so go online, get the casino's mainline and call reservations. If it is legit, they will let you know about it.

Question 2:

Jeanne from San Jose asks: I would like to know where I can check my credit score for free.

Answer 2:

It is getting a lot easier these days. Start with your credit card company, many are offering free scores.
Then, check out FreeCreditScore.com or CreditKarma.com.

Question 3:

Audrey asks: I'm planning for a summer or fall vacation. Do you think I should book my hotel and flights together or separately?

Answer 3:

It's typically cheaper to book a hotel and flight together. But I still think you should track the prices separately. Check out Kayak.Com, or other similar sites, that will alert you when prices drop.

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