Budget Travel: Simple Tips to Help You Save Hundreds
Not many people think about saving money on a vacation. For many people, a vacation is a time to splurge, not save. What many people don’t realize is that there are a ton of opportunities to save on your vacation. In fact, people don’t even think about these opportunities. They just let them pass by.
But what if I told you that you could potentially save hundreds of dollars on your vacation by using some of these tips? Would that change anything for you? I really hope that it does. Just by using a couple of these tips, you’ll be able to save hundreds of dollars.
Try taking advantage of unpublished rates. Many hotels will offer unpublished rates on their rooms if they’re having trouble filling them. It’s common for these unpublished rates to be $30-$40 lower than the regular rates (per night). You won’t find these listed on the hotel’s website, but you can sometimes find these on price comparison websites. When you’re booking your trip, check to see what unpublished rates are available.
Plan a Groupon vacation. If you’re traveling within the United States and Canada, then Groupon is a very useful tool. Not only will you be able to get the enormous discounts that Groupon is known for offering, you’re also able to get different ideas for fun things to do during your vacation.
Always use a website that offers a best price guarantee. Websites with best price guarantees will refund the difference if you’re able to find lower rates elsewhere. Many of them also give you other rewards in addition to the refund. Be careful though and make sure you read the stipulations that apply.
Do a little bit of research on when the best time to visit your destination is. Prices are usually higher when there are a lot of people at the destination. If you can find a time of the year where people don’t normally visit you’ll be able to avoid the larger crowds as well as benefit from lower rates.
If you’re trying to save money on airfare, then it might help to be flexible with your vacation days. The prices of airline tickets are somewhat volatile and can differ a fair amount from one day to the next. Try booking your flight during the middle of the week when less people travel. You might be able to save $20-$30 per airline ticket.