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Summer vacations are upon us, and if you haven’t made plans for your vacation, yet, don’t worry! You still have some time. We actually just booked a last minute getaway for next weekend! We are taking my Mother in law to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! We actually visited last year, but after she had seen all our photos and heard all the fun we had now she wants to go! The kids loved our time there last year and very excited on going back! Plus who don’t love a good road trip!
The truth is you can also save lots of money if you plan just right, because hotels and other vacation locations are offering discounts to entice people to spend some money with them this summer.
Below are some helpful tips on how to save money during the summer and still have a great vacation.
Plan something within your state or close by:
You can drive to the location instead of booking airfare, and if it isn’t too far of a drive, you can save on gas money. This also gives you flexibility on when to travel because you aren’t stuck with airfare cancellation costs if you need to change your plans.
Use reservation sites:
Many reservation sites are offering discounts if you use them or go with a certain line of hotels for your stay. For example, IHG® is a global company with 9 hotel brands, over 4,800 hotels and nearly 674,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries around the world. They pride themselves in being a leader of hospitality and their new rewards promotion is just another display of their practiced guest welcoming and generosity! They are currently offering points for booking with them through shareforever.ihg.com
If you choose their hotels, you can earn 500 points for your next IHG hotel stay from May 1, 2015 – September 2, 2015, as well as earn another 500 points for that same hotel stay to share with another member. You can also save those points for yourself, if you’d like. In addition, you can earn any where from 68,500 to 115,500 “Share Forever” bonus points, and then another maximum of 58,500 bonus points to share with someone or keep for yourself. That’s a lot of points for future vacations just by using one line of hotels, so be sure to Register Now!
Plan an itinerary:
If you know where you will eat, what sites you will visit, and how long you will stay at each place, you can not only save money by not spontaneously spending it, but you will also save time and get more from your vacation. When you plan this itinerary, you can also plan if you will walk, drive, or use public transportation to get places, which means you can make a schedule in advance and buy any passes you might need, saving ore money on last minute tickets and fares.
Plan your spending:
When you plan your itinerary, plan how much you will spend at each attraction and place to eat. Put the money in envelopes and don’t go over that cash budget unless absolutely necessary.
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