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How To Save Money On Vacation

Regardless if you are going on a day trip or a full on family vacation, Mariner Finance has gathered tips to save you even more money during this fun, yet usually costly time of year!

Getting There

Renting a car can save on the wear and tear of your vehicle. With coupons and online discounts, this amenity will actually save you money in the long run. Bring your own GPS to save even more. Driving your own car? Using an app like GasBuddy can help you locate cheap gas no matter where you are in the United States or Canada. If you are flying, checkout How to Get the Best Deal on Airfare to save on your trip!

Grocery Stores

Packing a cooler for your trip will save you time and money on the road. Once you get to your destination, restock your cooler at a local grocery store. Instead of buying a sandwich at an overpriced deli, purchase lunch meat, bread, and any other side dishes at the grocery store as well.

Skip the Additional Purchases

It’s your vacation; don’t feel like you have to bring a souvenir back for everyone in your family, the person who watched your pet, or your coworkers. Rather make it a tradition to buy a family ornament or collectible you can save, and the entire family can enjoy. Give your kids a travel allowance for any games, toy purchases, or candy they want to buy. If your hotel offers free breakfast, take advantage of it before heading out-and-about for the day or grab a piece of fruit on the way out for a snack!

Things To Do

Plan ahead and check Groupon or Living Social for deals near areas where you are vacationing. Another option is to wait and ask the locals. This will allow you to take advantage of less touristy options, which means cheaper prices for food and attractions! Additionally, take advantage of any discounts attractions may offer for occupation (military), age (AARP), student or membership participation.

Bring Your Own

If you are going to the beach, why rent an umbrella and chairs when you can buy them in advance for a lower price? Stopping by an amusement park one day? Bring your own stroller so you do not have to pay any rental fees while you are there.

Odds and Ends

Have a pet that needs to be watched? Rather than paying for a kennel, ask a friend, neighbor, or family member to watch your pet. When packing, skip the soap, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryer. This will save you space and additional weight if you are flying. Last, but sometimes forgotten, staying outside of the main tourist area will help to reduce costs as well.

No matter where you end up going, Mariner Finance is here to help! Think you may have forgotten to pack something? Don’t stress, we’ve created a Travel Checklist to make your planning and packing stress-free. Short on funds for your next trip? We can help with that too! Here at Mariner Finance, we will work with you to find a solution that best meets your budget and needs. Contact your local branch today to speak with a member of our team! Finance a vacation today.

The information provided in this article does not constitute financial advice and is provided for educational purposes only without any express or implied warranty of any kind. This article is not intended as legal, tax, investment, or any other advice, and Mariner Finance does not offer credit repair services. Consider talking with an appropriate qualified professional for specific advice. Blog posts are for informational purposes only.