We had a lot of big trips coming up in 2016, and while we were excited about these wonderful trips, they all come with big price tags. With this in mind, I did some research and found some of the best ways to cut our expenses, thus helping us save for these precious trips. After doing all this research I figured this might help others wanting to save and be able to take their family on a holiday trip or start saving for their summer vacation next year.
I found 18 money saving tips that can help make these trips possible. There is a lot of information, so I decided the break up the list into 3 separate posts. This is series finale part 3 which contains tips 13-18. In case you missed it earlier this month, here is part one post of this series titled - Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 1 and here is part two post of this series titled - Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2. Hope you have enjoyed this series of Money Saving Posts.
There are some movies that you just have to see on the big screen, such as the new Star Wars movie, but more often than not, we will rent from Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Red-box. It just doesn’t make sense to spend so much money on the movie itself, not to mention all the drinks and such at the snack bar. A big benefit for me is being able to rewind if I missed something. It’s also fun to go back afterwards and watch a funny scene again. Sometimes you even get the bonus material which is a huge plus.
By replacing your home’s five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the Energy Star, you can save $75 each year per bulb. They might cost a bit more in the beginning but since they use less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs, typical can pay for themselves in less than nine months, and then start saving you money each month.
A no-brainer if I ever saw one. Drinking out at bars, clubs, and restaurants can really add up, and add up quickly. You can buy a whole bottle sometimes for the price of one drink at a club. it can get ridiculous. If you really do want to have a drink with dinner, maybe limit it to one. Much better to by it at the store and make your own drinks at home. Make it fun and have a wine tasting party where everyone brings a bottle to share. We did that for a birthday party once, and it was a blast. You get so many different varieties to try. As far as smoking goes, quitting can save you thousands of dollars a year, it can also save your life! I know this may be hard for some, but it is worth trying, and will get you to your travel destination much quicker.
So what do you think of this 3-part Money Saving Tips? Are there any that you are doing? If so, are they helping? Thanks in advance for any comments. Again, here are the links to Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 1 and Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2 . Happy Travels!