The summer is upon us once again and for many of us the thought of laying on a nice warm beach somewhere gets us through yet another day of work. But when your finances aren’t in tip top condition you may not have the extra cash to spend on a well deserved summer holiday. Here we explore 5 ways to save money for your summer holiday.
5 Ways to save money for your summer holiday
It’s important for us to take a break from the stresses and strains of every day life and sometimes this means paying for a summer holiday. No matter where you want to travel to you’ll need money to pay for your flights and hotel as well as food and spending money. If you don’t have anything to spare at the end of the month this may cause a problem. Here are a few ideas to get your savings goal kicking into action.
Try taking a packed lunch
Taking a packed lunch with you each day may not seem like a massive deal but this can save you hundreds each year. If you think about how many £3 meal deals you buy compared to making your own salad or sandwiches from home you’ll see where the money is saved. Why not try out some of our frugal lunchtime recipes.
Cancel any unwanted direct debits
When was the last time you went through your direct debits to see if their were any you could get rid of? You might be surprised at what’s still lurking in there. Get rid of the gym membership if you don’t use it any more and cancel that subscription box that you could do without.
Try using a Facebook bot to help you grow your savings
Facebook bots have taken off in a big way and that includes financially too. Apps such as MeetCleo and Plum are there to help you automise your savings without even realising it.
Switch your providers
Did you roll over onto the standard electricity tariff when your contract ended? If so your probably spending too much on your electricity! Check out a comparison site to find out how much you could save today.
Get your cashback
Getting cashback is super simple and you could even get cashback on your holiday as well as holiday clothes and lots of other expenses. Check out Topcashback or Quidco to make your shopping pay for itself.
If all else fails
If all else fails and you find yourself needing to get away but you just can’t spare the cash. You could also try a website such as cashlady.com to get a short term loan. This is by no means an ideal way to pay for such an expense but as long as you can trust yourself to pay back the loan on schedule it could mean you could still enjoy your summer holiday this year.