Just discovered this cool site, Groupon. If you're in DC, they offer some incredible deals. The idea is that they send out daily emails with different deals, everything from $199 rooms down at the new National harbor hotel (rooms go for $600 - I know as I looked into them) to half price dinners or sometimes even less. I just missed a $24 one hour wine tasting which normally goes for $75 (drats), but I love this service! The deal is that enough people have to go in on the offers for them to be available but, so far, I haven't seen many pass without getting bought.
Groupon is in different cities around the US also but not sure how successful they are. I checked into Fort Lauderdale and they must not have taken off there as there's no recent offers. But, Peggy, I think they're in Phoenix. Click HERE to go to the site and look around. I think you'll love it.