Air and road travel…amusement park expenses…hotel stays… *sigh.* Summertime is a freakin’ expensive time!
Luckily, there are some pretty easy ways to save serious cash when you’re on vacation.
The Krazy Coupon Lady recently appeared on Yahoo! Finance, Harry Connick Jr.’s Harry and The Doctors to reveal our best money-saving tips — summer edition!
Summer Vacation Savings on The Doctors
- How to save up to 70% on major hotels with Roomer.
- Ways to get 6-8% off airfare, restaurants and hotel rooms with Raise.
- Tips for saving on fuel (about 5 cents a gallon) and budget trip planning with GasBuddy.
For more family vacation tips, check out 30 Brilliant Budget Family Vacation Tips.
5 Ways to Save on Your Next Disney Vacation on Yahoo! Finance
Paying to get into the happiest place on earth comes with a hefty price tag. Make the most of it, and take KCL’s advice on Yahoo! Finance where Joanie shares the details for these five Disney tips:
- Avoid long lines by booking FastPass rides 30-60 days before your trip.
- Buy MaxPass to get more done faster at Disneyland.
- Take advantage of CityPASS if you’re planning to go to multiple amusement parks in Southern California.
- Know the best times to visit Disney (HINT: it’s not in the summer).
- Choose to meet and dine with characters for breakfast instead of dinner.
Get more Disney vacation tips in 42 Disney Vacation Hacks That Will Save You Hundreds.
For when you don’t have time to clip coupons, use these smartphone apps — at home or while on vacation! Watch Joanie give Harry the 411 on these digital money savers.
- Use Craypay to buy gift cards for less than their face value.
- Get rebates on groceries and household essentials with Checkout 51.
- Know which cash-back credit card to use with Walla.by.
- Automate your savings with Clink.
- Let Billcutterz negotiate your monthly bills for you.
And if you want to coupon on vacation, you totally can…all on your smartphone! Learn How to Coupon with Just a Smartphone (for Real).
8 Money-Saving Travel Hacks on Southwest, Spirit and JetBlue on Yahoo! Finance
If you haven’t already booked your summer vacation flight, use Joanie’s tips to save on the three popular airlines below. Learn all her tips on Yahoo! Finance.
- Know when to snag the lowest fares, how to get the best seats, and the easiest way to ensure you got the lowest fare on Southwest.
- How to make the most out of a cheap Spirit airlines flight and ways to avoid all those add-on costs.
- When to book and ways to save on your JetBlue flight.
Hack your next Southwest flight using these 26 Southwest Airlines Tips That Will Save You Serious Cash.
See all of Joanie and Heather’s press appearances on the The Krazy Coupon Lady YouTube channel!