It’s summertime. And that means BBQs, pool parties, roadtrips, vacations, and more. It’s safe to say that summer can cost a lot of money. But it doesn’t have to.
There are a lot of easy ways to save money. By following these tips, consumers don’t have to worry about getting in debt just because it’s the summer season:
- Use a rewards credit card to get the most bang for your buck. For those who are traveling this summer, look into airline credit cards or hotel credit cards. These cards will allow you to get discounted rates on flights, hotels, cruises, and more. Plus, you’ll be able to earn rewards on all of your traveling. And if you are planning on taking a roadtrip, use a credit card that will reward for gas purchases. Some credit cards offer up to 6% off gas purchases, which can end up helping you significantly.
- Shop smart. Summer calls for bathing suits, barbeques, fireworks, etc... But you do not need to go overboard on the shopping just because it’s summer. Look for coupons and deals that local stores may have. Many retailers also have a Fourth of July sale. By doing your research beforehand, you won’t have to worry about spending too much on all summer’s extra needs.
- When it comes to summer parties, Fourth of July celebrations, and other get togethers, consider buying the food and drinks in bulk from a discount warehouse, like Costco or Sam’s Club. You may want to have a potluck so you do not have to provide all the food and drinks yourself. In addition, keep it simple when it comes to meals and decorations. You can easily get balloons and streamers from the dollar store. And before buying new bowls, cups, utensils, and other party staples, think about borrowing it from a friend.