Vacation Savings Tip 06 – Use hotel and airline rewards for gift cards

Exchange hotel and airline reward points for gift cards. Use the gift cards to help with monthly expenses, freeing up money to be used/saved for vacation. Don’t have enough points to redeem for anything? Points.com allows you to exchange a variety of travel reward programs for other programs.

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Vacation Savings Tip 05 – It’s cheaper to pay for a room than use rewards points

Can you take a nice vacation without using credit card points? Absolutely – and we took the vacation without using credit cards too! Example: Our hotel room cost $1,000 for 5 days in 2011. A room booked with rewards costs 25,000 points. You would have to accumulate 125,000 credit card points to get the room for…

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Vacation Savings Tip 04 – Get the kids to help save vacation money

Get your kids to help save money on vacation by drinking water. How can you get a kid to drink water? Offer them a dollar every time you go out to eat and they choose water over soda. This incentivises them to stay away from the sugar, helps you save money on the total bill (plus…

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Vacation Savings Tip 03 – Eat In

If you’re going to a destination location for your vacation, get a room with a fridge and microwave. Purchase breakfast items and simple ingredients to make your own lunches, allowing you to have more money for eating out in the evening. The third video in a series to give you ideas on how to save…

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Vacation Savings Tip 02 – How a little bit of change adds up to BIG savings

Throw your loose change into an old jug or large Snyder’s pretzel tub every day. Deposit them into savings at your bank and see how much a little bit of change can add up to be.

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