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Spring for Savings

How to save on spring break trips

Spring break will be here before you know it, so now is the perfect time to start planning and saving. Here are some tips to get you going.

Location Matters

The more popular a place is, the more expensive it will be. You should be flexible with where you’re looking to vacation. Try using sites like Google Flights to search for spring break spots that are more affordable.

Season Matters

Just as popular vacation spots can be expensive, so can the days of the week in which you travel. Look into traveling on “off days,” like Thursday to Thursday, instead of Friday to Friday. You’ll not only save on flights, you’ll save on hotels too.

Shop Around

Speaking of hotels, don’t just book the first one you find. There are plenty of deals to be had, you just need to be willing to look for them. Use a price comparison tool and shop around for the best deals available. Consider using a third-party booking site like Expedia, as you can often score savings by bundling your flight and hotel.

Save and Budget

Start a separate savings account for your spring break vacation. This will motivate you to save as you see the cash stacking up. To free up extra money for your savings, comb through your budget and reduce discretionary spending.

Do One Thing: When booking your spring break trip, be flexible about where you go and when you go. Flexibility will save you plenty.

Chris O'Shea/SavvyMoney Jan2024

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