Summer is finally here, and since we spent the last year in quarantine, it’s time to make up for lost time. We all have a million and one things that we want to do this summer. The only issue — other than the fact that summer is never long enough — is how quickly costs add up when you’re out doing things. It’s such a bummer to have to choose between missing out or seeing your bank account drain.
Luckily for all our Savers, we have tips to help you have the perfect summer without spending your life’s savings. Here are five ways to stretch your summer fun budget further, so you can Live Life for Less.
Coupon, Coupon, Coupon
You know we had to start with this one. The term couponing seems so boring and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Using a site like ours (saveon.com), you can quickly search for coupons to your favorite places by company name or category. We have thousands of dollars in savings for your favorite restaurants, bars, clothing and retail stores, entertainment venues, and more. The best part is our coupons are local, so you can support the businesses that make your town special, while doing the things you love.
Attend Community Events
One of our favorite ways to have fun for free is to go to community events. Pretty much every city holds free events that are a blast to go to. Whether it’s a block party, concert, workshop or art show, we strongly suggest getting a group of friends together and checking it out. You’re not spending anything to be there, you get to meet new people and, if you keep an open mind and go with friends, we guarantee you’ll love going.
Track Deal Days
We’ve all showed up to a restaurant or movie theater and realized if we came the day before we could’ve gotten the same meal or seen the same movie for so much cheaper. The key to saving a bunch of money is checking for “deal days” and planning around them.
Change Up Your Budget
No, we don’t mean expand your budget or stop paying your student loans. Even though you might not be able to get special rates on tickets to Cedar Point, you can get deals on things like groceries and automotive repairs. Using coupons, specials or rewards to save money on essentials can free up money to let you do more of the things you love with the people you love.
Sell Old Stuff
Somewhere in your house you have a pile of old junk that you never use. It might be clothes, it might be video games or it might be kitchen appliances you’ve hardly used, but we know you have them. Why let them continue to clutter your house when you could easily sell them and spend the money on summer fun? You could go the traditional route and have a garage sale, or you could take a more modern approach and sell online. A lot of people have good luck with Facebook Marketplace, eBay and Poshmark.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to get back out this summer and safely create new memories with friends and family. If you’re serious about stretching your summer fun budget further this year, consider becoming a SaveOn member, or as we call them: Savers. It’s completely free and there are tons of perks.
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