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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

The best money saving travel sites

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JD Power has a new ranking of the best travel sites for bargains as decided by you, the traveler!

In first place, we have, which is owned by the Priceline people. This site gets almost 400 million unique visitors annually. When you do a hotel search, it shows you the best rate at every hotel.

In second and third place, we have and Both are blind booking sites and I book more travel on Priceline than anywhere else, principally for hotels and cars.

The traditional players like,, and are all in the middle of the heap.

Two bargain sites for air travel didn't get great scores: and

Remember, no one site will offer the best deals all the time. So you've got to shop around.

Meanwhile, two of my favorites, and, did not place in the survey.

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