Now that the holidays are over and the weather is cold and gray, do you find yourself dreaming about going on vacation? Are you wondering how you are going to pay for it? Vacations can be expensive, but they don’t have to be if you just have a plan. Here are some Easy Ways to Save for Vacation so you can you can stop dreaming and start planning your perfect vacation.
Easy Ways to Save for Vacation
Tuck away any money you get from unexpected sources. Did you get money for the holidays? Get a gift that you needed to return and get money back? Rather than spend that money as you get it, tuck it away and save it for vacation.
Got some extra cash in your wallet on payday? Tuck away that $5 or $10 and it can really add up over the next few months.
Gift cards are a great way to put money aside. Don’t trust yourself to not spend the cash you are putting aside? Use the cash to purchase prepaid gift cards and then use the cards to pay for your vacation expenses.
Lots of places offer discounts on membership deals, especially year long passes. If you are going to be visiting more than once you might end up saving money by buying a year long pass rather than paying for admission multiple times. This is especially true with amusement parks and museums.
Use Groupon to search for deals on lodging and experiences. You can end up saving a lot of money this way.
Be flexible on when you are traveling. Do you have the availability to travel during the “off-season?” If so you can end up saving big bucks.
Follow a savings plan, like the 52 Week Savings Plan for Vacation. Put aside a little more each week and you can pay for your vacation in cash at the end of the year! Click here to check out the Savings Plan.
What other ways do you save for your family vacation? Leave a comment and let me know your tips and tricks to saving!