This week I have turned my thoughts to going away in the summer. It has been a busy year with Chloe doing her A Levels and all the University application and open days. We all need a break after school finishes. Chloe is also going on her first girls holiday. Nine girls and Malia – I dread to think!!
This year I think the rest of us will be enjoying a staycation and weekend festivals. If you are looking to do a festival on a budget checkout The ultimate guide on how to go to a festival on a budget.
This week I am sharing my 5 frugal ways to make the most of your holiday and save money on the way.
- Consider a staycation, there is so much beauty in the UK that reminds us that we don’t always need to go abroad to enjoy some relaxation. There are plenty of accommodation providers across England and Wales that offer special offers throughout the year, such as Wales Cottage Holidays. Wales has much to offer including watersports like white water rafting.
- When booking any travel from trains to cottages always use TopCashBack as it can save you money or give you a great kickback through booking via them. Side note but just this week I got £155 cashback from opening a new ISA!
- Use hotel reward programs, over time this adds up and can provide you with free nights or upgrades. The same with flight points and air miles.
- When on holiday find the free stuff to do. There is often lots of free parks, visit the market, visit the beach.
- Live like a local. Find the cafe’s and places to eat off the main roads. Wander away from the obviously tourist spots and you will find the real gems. This is true whether holidaying home or away. We often look at where the locals are going, it is usually both cheaper and better!
FRUGAL THINGS I’VE DONE LINKY
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I’m linking up with Cass , Emma and Becky in this week’s ‘Five Fabulously Frugal things I’ve done this week linky.