Save Money on Vacation

May 27, 2012

in Beginners,Restaurant Deals


Save Money on Vacation

Vacation…hmmm that is where I would love to be right now!!  Most people save for months to go on vacation.  A question I hear quite frequently is, “How do I save money on  vacation?”  There are many ways to save on food while on vacation.  Some people want to relax and not worry about cooking while on vacation, others don’t mind the extra work to pinch a penny.  We will talk about both ways.  Also, I would love to hear your tips as well, so please leave messages here with all of your great tips!

1.)  Plan your vacation at a Hotel that provides breakfast!  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  Save money by eating breakfast before you leave for the day!

2.)  Can’t find a place that provides breakfast??  Take your cheap cereal. oatmeal & breakfast bars with you!  Some people may want to grocery shop once you get to your destination, however, you will save more money if you plan ahead and take it with you.

3.)  If you choose to eat out, lunch is usually 50% cheaper than supper.

4.)  Check out restaurants that offer “Kids Eat Free”  My favorite places to search for restaurants is kidsmealdeals.com or Kidseat4free.com.  Make a list of these before you head out!

5.)  If you are traveling by car, make sure and pack snacks for the trip!  Much cheaper than buying snacks at convenience stores.

6.)  If you are able to cook your meals, plan ahead!  Make a menu plan.  Take as many of your ingredients as possible.  Condiments and spices tend  to be much more expensive while on vacation.  Pack things like Salt, pepper, ketchup, mayonnaise & mustard.

7.)  Plan crock pot meals!  Crock pot meals are an easy, inexpensive way to have supper ready when you get home from a long day of sight seeing!

8.)  Pack sandwiches and snacks for lunches while you are out sight seeing!

9.)  If you really want to eat out, check out deals on websites such as Groupon, LivingSocial, or Restaurants.com.  You can save lots of money by purchasing meal deals on these sites!

10.)  Stop at the Welcome Center on your way into town.  Lot’s of times you can find coupons for restaurants &  other fun things to do on your vacation!



{ 2 comments }

Ali May 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Love your tips, we always try to save a few $$$ where we can. We always try to stay where we have a kitchen or at least a partial kitchen with microwave, stovetop and fridge. We do try to bring food with us for our trip, etc and also to cook while there. since we generally drive. Love the crockpot and if you fly you can even buy one at a local Goodwill or thrift store for less than 5.00 usually and just leave it rather than haul it back home. And most important Don’t forget your Coupon Binder… since ineviteably you will have to go to a store for milk/meat, etc for your meals and you never know what deal you could fine. .

The Q Tipping Mom May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Love the ideas!! Especially, about buying a Crock at goodwill when you get there!!! Awesome!

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