With the dreary forecast of rising airfares and additional and increased ancillary fees, I was pleasantly surprised to read that hotels are coming to the rescue. I recently saw that two hotel chains are offering a program in which they reimburse you for your checked baggage fees. The Kimpton hotel chain and Intercontinental Hotels are offering programs for a limited time that allow you to submit proof of fees for reimbursement. There are some restrictions and minimum night stays, but this is a great way to recoup some of your expenses and enjoy a little extra spending money. Check out their websites for additional information!