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The kids are almost out of school and that means it is time to start planning our summer trips. I have a few places on my list that I really hope to be able to visit this summer but I want to get them all planned out and set money aside to pay for them before I tell the kids we are for sure going there!
Taking eight people on vacation is not cheap. So I need to do my research and make sure I get the best deals on the places we go and use any coupons that are available. The more I save, the more things we can do this summer!
Ocean City- The kids have not been to the ocean in years so I really want to take them to Ocean City. We can walk on the boardwalks and eat yummy beach food all day long. Our cost for this will be gas, food and our biggest cost is the hotel.
*Tip* One major way of saving money on trips is to check out the deals online before you go. Often times several hotels and tourist areas have major discounts online. I found a 50% a 4 night stay at couponcodeusa.com so that will save a lot!
Dutch Wonderland- This kids amusement park is five miles from our house. The only cost for going there is food and our tickets. We do this every year and the kids really enjoy it! Unless I can find someone wanting to sell their tickets there is really no way to save on ticket prices.
Amusement parks often come with a hefty price tag, mostly due to the expenditures while you’re there. The price for food and drink is often more per person than the admission!
*Tip* One way we save money when we visit amusement parks is by packing a lunch. Keeping your favorite snacks, plus sodas and plenty of water in your backpack will keep you away from the food stands!
*Tip* Rather than going out to purchase all the extra items we might need – we look to friends and family to borrow items that we don’t have.
Our main cost with camping is food. I always plan out our meals in advance, and include snacks for between meals. Searching the ads for double coupon deals and stocking up several weeks in advance is very helpful.
With the remainder of the food that I cannot get with coupons – keeping to my list is VITAL.
Do you have any tips for saving money on Summer Travel and Fun?
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