Vacations don’t have to cost an arm and a leg! Don’t miss these super simple ways to make your vacation more affordable!
Are you looking for ideas on how to save on your next vacation? No matter what type of trip you’re planning on taking, there are a number of things you can do to save money. Here are six easy ways to make your vacation more affordable.
1. Look for discounts on activities and food.
Whether you’re planning on going to a local waterpark or dining out, be sure to look out for discounts. Sites like Groupon and LivingSocial offer deals and discounts to help you save money.
2. Avoid overspending on car rentals.
Instead of settling for the first car rental price you book, be sure to watch out for discounts. If you don’t have the time, AutoSlash can hunt down discounts after you’ve booked and automatically re-book your car rental at no charge.
3. Don’t pay for plane tickets if you don’t have to.
If your credit cards offer airline rewards such as frequent flyer miles, use them to your advantage. To create a customized plan that will let you make the most of your airline rewards programs to make your flight free, look to a site like RewardExpert.
4. Avoid overusing your data.
Many public places offer free Wi-Fi. It’s just a matter of locating it. Most hotels offer free Wi-Fi, as well as some chain businesses, such as McDonald’s and Starbucks. If you have an Android phone, you may want to consider downloading the Wi-Fi Finder app, which will help you locate free Internet.
5. Take advantage of gas discounts.
If you’re taking a road trip, you’re probably looking for ways to save on gas. You may want to check out Fuel Rewards, which gives you cash back that you can use at any Shell gas station. Earn gas rewards by shopping online, eating out, and more. You can also take advantage of fuel rewards after your trip, since you can earn cash back for booking your hotel, flight, and car rental.
6. Make the most of your AAA membership.
Did you know that being a member of AAA can get you discounts at hotels, restaurants, and other businesses? Even Disney offers discounts to AAA members. If you’re a AAA member, be sure to take advantage of discounts wherever you can.
These are just six of the things you can do to make your vacation more affordable. Whether you’re planning a trip far away from home or a weekend getaway to the nearest beach, these tips will help you save money!
This article is a guest post from Erin Gifford. Erin is a mother of four who looks up and down for ways to save money on travel for her big family. She has a family travel blog, Kidventurous, which was recently selected as a top family travel resource by Parents magazine.