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5 Tips to save on a summer vacation

Family vacations might remind you of the days of being cramped in the family car, that bad foot smell from your older brother, bad music (because your parents controlled the radio), with just a sprinkle of fun here and there. Now it’s time for you to do this vacation thing right.

Deciding where to go is easy, budgeting your vacation is hard too. Everyone deserves a break. These vacation tips will not only save on your overall expenses, they could possibly make you a hero (cape and super powers not included).

1. Kids eat free

Have young kids? Take advantage of the places where kids eat free. Some places say kids 12 and under eat free… AMAZING! And if you’re on the shorter side, like I am, you just might be able to pass for 12… maybe.

2. Pack snacks

If you’re stomach is growling louder than the engine of your car, you need to eat. Why not stop by a dollar store and pick up a bunch of snacks. It’ll keep you and your kiddos from getting “hangry” while on the road.

3. Bring water

That 64-oz monster drink will only last you so long. Instead of spending money on drinks why not bring some water bottles. Don’t like water? Pick up some Gatorade to keep you going. WARNING: You’ll need to make A LOT of “pit stops.”

4. Find FREE things to do

FREE is everyone’s favorite price and we don’t blame you. If you’re traveling to a bigger city, do a quick Internet search and see what FREE events are happening while you’re in town. It’s a great way to explore the city.

5. Research Non-tourist destinations

Avoid the crowds and lines by visiting places that are less popular. It’s much more peaceful, can be more fun, and are usually less expensive than some of the tourist traps you’ll find. Who doesn’t want to see the biggest ball of rubber bands in the world? C’mon… It’ll be fun.
Now’s the time to plan for that summer trip and our team is here to help you make that happen. If you need money fast, it’s what we are here to do. Visit any of our locations across eight states and let’s get you going!