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Summer deals on Nantucket

If you are planning a trip to Massachusett’s pricey Nantucket Island this summer, keep this deal in mind: Book five consecutive nights July 6-24 and save 30 percent at the White Elephant Village, the Wauwinet or the Jared Coffin House. Rates start at $2,500 for five nights at the White Elephant Village and the Wauwinet, while rates at Jared Coffin House start at $1,180 for five nights.

Families will love the Children’s Beach right across the street from the White Elephant Village, and guests can use the hotel’s complimentary bikes for rides to other nearby beaches, like Steps and Jetties. Book one of the three-bedroom residences and you will get complimentary use of a BMW X5. To book the “Summer for Less” offer, call 800-475-2637 or visit Use code “SFL.”

Tweet like you mean it

When communicating with an airline via Twitter, you want your tweets to sing — especially if you need assistance. Here are some tips:

• Follow all the airlines you frequently fly. This way, you can stay abreast of fare sales and rule changes.

• If you sense an oncoming delay or cancellation, send a tweet early so that the agent can start assembling a backup plan.

• Use Twitter when you need help rebooking but for exchanges involving personal information such as flight reservation numbers, e-mail addresses, etc., send a direct message.

• Throw in some praise. Veteran social media users say that sending a compliment earns you the right to complain.

— Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post

See London, save money

Visitors on a budget probably know about the London Pass city sightseeing card for popular sites, but now there’s a companion app, for iPhone and Android smartphones, with an option of getting push notifications for money-saving offers. The London Pass app is free to download and has lots of features, including Underground and bus maps, itinerary suggestions, telephone numbers and climate and currency information, as well as full details on attractions offered on the pass, including the Tower of London, the London Bridge Experience and the Thames River Cruise. A one-day adult London Pass is 49 British pounds (about $67) and a child’s is 33 pounds (about $55).

Fun fact

Obscure Oklahoma facts

Did you know that swearing in Oklahoma is punishable by a $1 fine for each offense? Or that the honey bee is the official state insect? How about that the Sooner State has a Santa Claus Commission?

All of the above are facts about the nation’s 46th state that are being shared and retweeted on the popular Twitter account @OklahomaFacts. The account, created by Tim Berry, has garnered more than 12,000 followers — including country music superstar Blake Shelton, an Oklahoma resident who tweeted that he was going to go broke when he saw the fact about the fine for swearing.

— The Associated Press

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