Best Money Saving Tips – Cheap Travel


cheap travelThis week’s Best Money Saving Tips focus is saving money on Summer Travel.  Did you know that the best time to buy an airline ticket is 12:01 Wednesday morning?  The best travel deals to Europe will happen after August 12th this Summer, read on to find out why!

How to Save Money on Summer Travel

Now that the Summer Travel Season is here many families are hitting the road for vacation. There are lots of ways to make your vacation dollar go farther. Here are just a few:

  • Buy Flights at 12:01 AM Wednesday Morning in Timezone Where Airline is Based – According to AARP’s Peter Greenberg, tickets that were booked over the weekend but not paid for are placed back in Airline’s inventory midnight Tuesday.
  • Visit After a Major Event – The 2012 Summer Olympics will be held in London this Summer from July 27th to August 12th. You can get great deals on travel packages and lodging as hotels and restaurants scramble to fill empty rooms and tables.
  • Negotiate for Lodging – Travel websites like Priceline.com allow you to choose your location and hotel star rating before placing your bid.  As long as you don’t mind being several miles from area attractions, you can save over 50% on lodging.  I recently used priceline to save 35% off my hotel bill which is closer to the average amount you will save.
  • Driving? Try the Money Saving Tips - Use cruise control to increase fuel economy up to 7%. Inflate tires to proper psi for gas savings of 3.3%. Increase fuel economy from 5%-35% by slowly accelerating and decelerating between stoplights.  Use Gasbuddy.com to shop for the best gas prices.

Great Money Saving Tips for Cheap Summer Fun

Deal News has some great tips on How to See the Summer’s Blockbuster Movies Without Breaking the Bank posted at WiseBread.

John over at My Family Finances shares some money saving strategies for families considering buying a health club membership of workout equipment.

Ray over at Squirrelers has some timely advice on how to save money when visiting a theme park this Summer.

Robert at The College Investor  offers some tips on keeping the romance alive without breaking the budget.

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3 Responses to Best Money Saving Tips – Cheap Travel

  1. laura @ no more spending 06/19/2012 at 6:57 pm #

    That’s a good tip re buying a flight at 12.01am, I need to test that out!

    • Paul 06/20/2012 at 12:30 am #

      That requires one to be up at 12:01 AM on a weekday! ;)

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