GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - It can be expensive to travel, regardless of the destination. As we head into the peak travel season, you don't have to break the bank to get there! Using the internet to shop around for gas and vacation packages, having some minor maintenance done to the car, and getting all travelers to focus on the savings goal can make any vacation sensible!
1. Save on the drive
Shop around for gas to compare prices and use the lowest-octane (recommended by car owner's manual). Keep the engine tuned for minimal wear. Be sure to have tires inflated to the correct pressure and avoid fast start-ups and stops to help save on gas and car maintenance.
To get gas price comparisons in your area, use the iPhone or Android App: GasBuddy
Or check this website: http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx
2. Look for deals and bundles
If you plan to take a vacation with airfare, hotel and car rental, look at third party travel sites to bundle a package and save hundreds. All-inclusive resorts offer an all-in-one package price that can save hundreds off your entire vacation. Book add-on services before you get to your destination to save!
3. Share the goal
Getting everyone involved can speed up the savings pace for that girl's weekend on the beach or the family vacation in Disney! Set a goal and ways for each traveler to help reach that goal. Make your coffee at home instead of buying it, brown bag your lunch, keep a change jar accessible for everyone to contribute to, carpool or use public transportation, cut coupons, eat out less…so many ways to save!!
For discounts and coupons on sorts of items, use the iPhone or Android app:Valpak
Or go to www.savings.com for downloadable coupons.
All topics for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide legal advisement.
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