Money-Saving Monday: 5 Way Not to (Spring) Break Your Bank

family walking on beach together in sandWith Spring Break on the way for Henry County and many Georgia colleges and universities, parents and students alike may be worrying about how to fund an enjoyable getaway with friends and family. Thankfully, a few hours drive outside of the city can bring you to Florida beaches, North Georgia mountain lodges, or camping destinations that the entire family can enjoy. Atlanta is also full of great stay-cation activities like the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Centennial Olympic Park, Stone Mountain, and the Fernbank Museum.

Regardless of where you take your vacation, remember these important tips for saving money while on Spring Break:

Travel light – Avoid paying high fees for extra luggage on flights by packing smart. Pack luggage as a family, not as individuals, so you can optimize space and minimize checked baggage.

Ask for student and military discounts – Always remember your student or military ID and ask if there are any special days or discounts being offered at restaurants or attractions.

Public transportation – If it’s just you or a small group traveling, look into Megabus for incredibly cheap fares to surrounding cities and states. If you’re flying in, find a hotel with a free shuttle from the airport and keep the Uber or Lyft apps on your phone if you need to get around town without a rental car.

Local restaurant apps – Free deal apps like Groupon or Atlanta’s ScoutMob offer discounts 50-90% off of highly rated local restaurants, attractions, stores, and services in many popular vacation cities. You may even find enough fun attractions locally to discover great stay-cation activities!

Choose lodgings with great amenities – Hotels and cabins with microwaves, fridges, or even small kitchenettes can save you money if you choose not to eat out every night of your vacation. Parents should also look our for hotels and restaurants where kids eat free, complementary breakfast, or (for the adults), free happy hours!

We hope to see you by Wholesale & Liquidation Experts this week for great deals on items for Spring Break vacation! We have health, beauty, and toiletry products on sale, Buy 3 Get 1 Free. (Don’t forget the sunscreen!)
We also have travel essentials for better packing, as well as camping cots, lanterns, and MREs for the outdoor adventurer.

What are your spring break plans this year?

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