Published On: Fri, Jun 5th, 2015

Best Summer Savings Tips

Summer is the perfect time for having a good time, but you don’t want the heat to burn a hole in your wallet. If you want to spend some time doing fun activities with family and friends, the below tips can ensure your money goes a little further.

Check Deals Online 

Before you head out to buy a new summer bikini or spend a day in the local theme park, check for online offers. Booking tickets online typically helps you save around 20% or more in ticket costs.

Furthermore, voucher websites like VoucherBin can be helpful in finding discounts on summer items such as clothing, beach products and beauty products.

Grow Your Own Food

Cut down your usual grocery bill by growing your own food during summer. Even if you just have a windowsill available, you can still grow herbs to season your foods.

Opt for House Swaps

Going for a holiday this summer? Don’t spend your money on expensive hotels, but consider house swap instead. Not only will you be able to save money, you can often experience more of your destination by staying in the local neighbourhood.

Visit websites like Home Exchange to find out more.

Be Travel Smart

If you are looking to book a flight, remember checking out comparison websites to find the best deals. In addition, try flying on weekdays rather than weekends.

If you can, check train and bus connections as well. You can often travel cheaper and you won’t even notice the extra hours spent travelling, if you have a good book or friendly company to keep you busy!

Furthermore, you could even consider carpooling. You’ll get to meet nice people and share the travel costs.

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Organise Fun Park Activities

You can quickly spend a lot of money, if you pass your free time at amusement parks and cafes. Instead, consider inviting a group of friends to your local park and have fun by playing some simple garden games.

Rent Your Party Dresses

Do you have a long list of summer weddings to attend? Renting a dress for the party can be a cheaper alternative to buying a new one. 

Use Google to find local shops that offer rental dresses and tuxedos. You can also find online sites for hiring designer dresses. Check out websites such as Chic By Choice for European wide deliveries.

Create Your Own Summer Meals

Summer is the perfect time to organise garden parties instead of heading out to a restaurant. You can create some amazing summer treats at home without a lot of effort.

Don’t forget to check for discounts with retailers like Marks & Spencer before you venture to do the grocery shopping. Above all, opt for seasonal produce to save your pennies!

Plan Ahead

Finally, the key to summer saving is all about planning ahead. Create yourself a budget, whether you are going on a holiday or organising a barbeque party, and stick to it. Use online savings sites like VoucherBin to find cheaper deals and cut down your spending by sharing the costs with friends and family.
Summer should be a time to enjoy yourself and with the above tips, you can do so without breaking the bank.

Guest Author: Laura Davies

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