With Spring Break right around the corner, take a few steps to save money while having some fun in the sun. Consider these simple ideas to help you (and your friends) spend less!
- Share items – Instead of buying your own sunscreen or tanning oil, share with a friend. You both can split the cost and take turns with the items.
- Pack your food – Vacation hot spots tend to mark up the prices of their grocery items. Save money by bringing your own food. Also, think about having parents cook a meal for you and your friends ahead of time! Spaghetti is usually a cheap and easy choice!
- Carpool – Whether you are going home or to the beach, carpool with a friend. With gas prices rounding near $4 per gallon, you can save money by limiting the amount of vehicles you take on the road.
- Use social media – If you are an avid social media user, remember to check-in using Foursquare on your smart phone. This will unlock coupon and daily deals from nearby restaurants and stores.
Remember that spring break is about having fun but don’t let your wallet suffer as a result! Do you have any other ideas on how to save? Let us know! Comment below.