This expires today 9/8 so be sure to make your purchase today!!
I just wanted to clarify for all of you how GOOD of a deal this truly is… You can make ANY purchase at McDonald’s…including off their $0.99 menu or even their $0.50 ice cream cone they offer for the kiddos! That means you will spend $0.50 – $0.99 and get a FREE $10 gift card to many different places of your choice including Amazon!!
Wow! Right now new Plink members can score a FREE $10 gift card to Amazon, Target, Walmart etc When they make ANY McDonald’s Purchase! That’s basically like a FREE $10 in items.
Plink Member must link a credit or debit card and make a purchase at McDonald’s by 9/8.
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Our topic today is going to be on “Budget Vacationing”! I am excited to get others peoples advice and tips on the best ways to save money while planning a vacation as well as how to save money WHILE on vacation!
Here are my tips:
I haven’t been on a ton of vacations but I did plan my Hawaii trip and Disneyland trip and the number one piece of advice I have is to put the package together yourself instead of at a travel agency! I tried with both of these trips to use a place that plans trips for you and both times I came out a lot less expensive in the end…..actually MUCH cheaper!
UPDATE: Another AWESOME idea is to get gift certificates from Restaurant.com for the area you are traveling to. I usually post 80% off codes so when I do, you may want to stock up!
For the Hawaii trip, I used Cheaptickets.com.
*I search for Flight, hotel, and rental car packages all in one. Between the different companies (Expedia, Bookit, Orbitz, etc) Cheaptickets was by far the best in price at the time BUT I do recommend checking all of them because sometimes others are cheaper!
*ALSO, I bet you may not have known this, but you can go through ShopAtHome to get up to 4.2% cash back and more or less for other companies! That can be a lot for a trip!
*When you are in Hawaii (or wherever you may be going) make sure and get a small fridge in the room. Then, stop by the grocery store there and pick up cold cuts, bread, drinks, snacks, etc! MUCH cheaper than eating out every time you get hungry. Hey, you can even bring your coupons and use them!! 😉 That would be a true “coupon pro”.
For the Disneyland trip….I planned this all myself.
*I actually got my tickets on Ebay. You can also check Craigslist.org and search “Disneyland tickets” under your city or under Anaheim (where Disneyland is). You pick up the tickets from a place nearby.
*As for the Hotel, we stayed at Park Vue Inn (pictured below). I really liked this hotel because although it is not super fancy, it was clean, they have a nice continental breakfast, it is a great price for hotels in that area and guess what….it is literally DIRECTLY ACROSS the street from the entrance to Disneyland! There is also a Denny’s next door (obviously all within walking distance).
*Last little piece of advice is to get the “light swords” (that the kids just LOVE to have at night) right in front the hotel (or in front of the entrance to Disneyland). They are SO much cheaper and you can get 3 times the lights for the price.
So….I hope that helps some and trust me, as a girl who LOVES to save money, I researched the heck out of these trips to get the best deals and those were my experiences.
Now, it’s your turn…what are YOUR tips for saving money planning a vacation?!
WooHoo! I am so excited to announce that I have written a “Learn How to Use Coupons” Ebook!! I decided to offer this for FREE because I know we are all trying to save money here and want you to trust that I am here to help you. I too had to learn how to use coupons and save money and with years of experience, trial and error, I felt it was time to pass my knowledge on to others.
You will just need to sign up for my free daily deal email BELOW (you must verify the email they send to confirm) which means you are going to get 1 email every day that has all the freebies and deals I’ve posted in the last 24 hours so you never miss a hot deal!
After you sign up for the email and CONFIRM your email address, you will automatically be taken to the page to get your FREE ebook!
Here are some of the topics:
- 99 Coupon Tips
- How to get Organized
- Frequently asked questions
- Concept of coupons and how to use them
- What to do with expired coupons
- Coupon 101
- and SO much more!
Heck yeah! If you’ve got a Dollar General nearby, you are going to want to head on over there as soon as you can because this week, you can pick up FREE Head and Shoulders!
Buy (2) Head And Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner (6.8 oz.) – $2.50 each
Use (1) $5/2 Head and Shoulders Product Coupon exp 6/30 (6/16 RP)
= 2 For FREE!
Wow! Hurry over to print out this HOT new coupon for $2.00 off any REACH Brand 2 Pack which will make for some FREE Toothbrushes at Walgreens starting tomorrow (6/16)! Print your coupon now as it may not last long…You will actually be making $1.00 after the RR!
Walgreens deal plan start 6/16:
Reach Toothbrushes 2 pack $2.99
Use new $2.00 off any REACH Brand 2 Pack coupon
Get back $2 in RR
= FREE + make $1.00!