It may be hard to believe, but summer vacation is almost here! Here are some tips to save on your summer vacation:
1. Time it right.
Experts say the sweet spot for cheapest flight booking is 54 days before your travel date. Local or large events can also impact the cost of your trip, which means it may be helpful to check local calendars to ensure you're planning your trip for the best time.
2. Clear your cache before every new flight search.
This way, airlines can’t access your browser history and inflate the prices they offer you. If you're curious to see how this in action, try searching the same flight several times without clearing your cache and watch the price go up.
3. Sweet-talk your way to savings.
Ask for an upgrade at the check-in counter. About 78% of hotel guests who request an upgrade at the front desk actually get one. When it comes to interactions with staff, being polite can go a long way and it won't hurt to ask for an upgrade.
4. Never pay full price.
Check sites like coupondivas.com, entertainment.com and Groupon.com for deep discounts at local eateries and entertainment centers.
5. Freebie fun.
Search local sites and blogs for write-ups about free things to do near your destination. Don't be afraid to reach out to your friends who may have been on a similar trip for their tips as well.
6. Save your mega event for the last day.
Finish your vacation on a high note by saving your most exciting event for the last day of your trip.