Look For Deals
Flipping through deals offered on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial doesn’t take long, and it could save you bundles of money. Use sites like Travelocity and Expedia when looking for a hotel, or peek at what’s available through Airbnb. Whenever you’re booking or buying anything online, it’s always worth the time to look around for promotional codes and special offers to get the best deal!
Bring Your Own Food
Dining out is a quick way to drain your wallet. Plan to pack snacks for the whole family – granola bars, individual packs of nuts, whole grain crackers and other healthy snacks will help to keep hunger away and save you some cash while on vacation. Also, bring a reusable water bottle to save money on drinks, especially if you’re traveling somewhere warm.
Only Bring What You Want to Spend
If you’re trying to stay within a certain budget, a great way to stay on track is by only taking the amount of cash you want to spend on the trip. If carrying cash makes you feel uncomfortable, you can get a prepaid MACU credit card.
Consider a Road Trip
Driving to your destination could costs less than flying, especially if everyone chips in to cover the cost of gas. If you plan ahead, you can even make time for fun stops along the way until you reach your vacation destination!
Bring Your ID Card
Many restaurants and attractions are happy to offer discounts to students, seniors, military and teachers. Saving a few bucks here and there can add up, so it doesn’t hurt to ask for a discount!