Without the High Price Tag
With the cost of just about everything going up right now, it’s hard to think about spending a lot of money on a vacation or other summer activities. Luckily, our partners at BALANCE have great tips for saving money while still having fun with your family and friends this summer.
Give Camping a Try
A camping reservation is often just a fraction of the cost of a hotel room, and many outdoor retailers rent all the basic equipment you’ll need for a campground getaway so there’s no need to buy a ton of gear that they may only use once. Some retailers even offer free workshops to show you the ropes of pitching a tent and using a cook stove. And if you take up fishing, you could save even more on meals while you enjoy the great outdoors.
Make it a Potluck
Backyard barbecues are a summer staple, but when you’re footing the bill for everybody’s burgers, sides, drinks, and desserts, the tab can break your budget. Next time you play host, ask each of your guests to bring something. Most people love to pitch in on a party, and even non-cooks can help by bringing things like soft drinks, ice and disposable dinnerware.
There’s an App for That
These days, there’s a travel app or website for pretty much everything – including tracking down the lowest priced flights, hotels and travel packages. A few to consider include Hotels Tonight, Kayak, Momondo, Kiwi, Airfare Watchdog, and Skyscanner. Each has a slightly different focus, so try out several to see which ones work best for your needs. Keep in mind that some of these sites do not carry regional airlines, which often have good deals. When you do find a great flight deal, take a look at the airline’s website since some deals are only available when you book direct.
Purchase a Park Pass Before You Leave Home
If a state, national or theme park is on your list to visit, research and purchase tickets in advance to save money. Pro Tip: While you are researching, don’t forget to see if parking passes are needed and if outside food and drinks are allowed.
If you need a little boost in your finances to help you pay for your summer plans, remember Ironworkers USA Credit Union is here to help. We have great rates on:
Share Secured Loans –
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Signature Loans –
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Visa Credit Cards –
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Give us a call at 1-877-769-4766 to speak to a member representative about loans, credit cards or other services that can help you have a great summer!