Cash saving tips for holidaymakers

Cash saving tips for a stress free holiday

cash saving tips

Going on holiday can be expensive but by being cash clever and savings savvy, it is possible to reduce costs without compromising on quality or fun.

Here are money-saving tips for holidays in 2013:

•Shop at local markets. Not only is this fun and allows you to explore, you’ll also get a bargain as produce from local markets are cheap. It’ll also give you a chance to learn the local language.

• Use free samples for essentials like shampoo and toiletries as they take up less suitcase space and cost nothing.

•Go for the in house menu which is normally a three course meal including local wine. It is good value and the food is usually excellent.

•Plan ahead as far as you can when booking car parking, car hire, flights /ferry transfer and of course accommodation as you can save hundreds.

•Take plenty of snacks and nibbles for the plane, especially if you have children to save on expensive snack prices at the airport.

•Take a prepaid credit card with you on holiday, that way you know how much you can budget and your personal details are safe.

•Always buy toiletries and sun lotions before you go as these things are double the price in most EU countries.

•Take the mother in law /or a relative on holiday with you to save on expensive childcare costs and babysitters.

•Buy two for one sun cream and after sun, and use club card points for travel essentials before you go.

•Don’t waste money on expensive guide books; instead use websites and local tourist offices.

•Live like a local and shop where they shop. Also, don’t use taxis, take the bus and train instead.

•Check your mobile phone tariff and roaming charges so you aren’t faced with a massive bill. Always turn off your roaming when abroad.

Cash saving tips courtesy of Owners Direct

About Elsie Boat

Hi, I’m Elsie, the writer, editor, and all-round wordsmith of this blog. I’m a lifestyle journalist and copywriter, and have been writing about beauty and lifestyle for 10+ years.

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