DW's father passed away last week and we attended the funeral Saturday in Peoria Il. All the cheap beds at her brothers filled up with the poor relations so DW made reservations at a Hampton Inn. The room was $142/night. When the operator asked how many nights we would be staying my wife told her just one because we were attending a funeral. Without even asking the operator offered a bereavement rate of $69/night which I thought was nice of them. So the next time I travel Hampton Inns will be high on my list of places to stay.
I know some airlines offer bereavement rates but I didn't know hotels did. Worth knowing if you ever need it.
By the way my FIL lived to a ripe old age of 94 and had been retired for almost 33 years. MIL is still living and 88. They still lived in their own home and did the retirement thing on two SS checks and a small pension worth a few hundred dollars a month plus some savings. Not sure how much savings they had but it wasn't a lot, maybe 50-100k.
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