So you think I don’t have a way to save money to put towards traveling. Most of us don’t. There is very little extra money that can be put aside for fun. It doesn’t have to as hard as you think. It is a matter of being creative. Look for stores that have sales on gift cards. Like right now, Acme and Shaw’s are running a sale. The offer itself is easy. Save $10 off your next grocery purchase when you buy $100 or more of ANY gift card!*
When most people see these deals, they think, well, that is great if I had $100. Or they think what am I going to do with $100 in gift cards. So here is how you make it work for you. Use the money you would be spending on groceries anyway. Use that money to buy $100 in grocery store gift cards before you go shopping. Take the $10 you save on your next grocery purchase, and add it to a travel fund. If you use $200 for shopping, buy 2, and $20 goes in the travel fund. Since these deals do not last that long, try to buy as many of the store cards for groceries as you can, and save them for the next shopping trip.
Now, I know what you are thinking, $10 or even $20 isn’t getting you very far. It doesn’t even get a tank of gas. And this is true. BUT, if you plan it right, you get to take advantage of the deal 2 times. $40 in the fund. Watch your stores. Stores do these types of deals often. Let’s say you can get another deal on another day. $80 in the travel fund.
Add this money to the other simple things you can do to effortlessly save for travel. Things like, sign up for a bank account that automatically rounds your purchase up to the nearest dollar and then puts it in a savings account. That adds up fast. Have loose change? Throw it in a container and when it is full, take it to the bank. Before you know it, your travel fund is increasing fast.
So, for this offer, you will want to hurry. Offer is valid 7/15-7/21. Try to purchase as many as you can during this time.
While you are looking for ways to save for travel, enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card. You can use it to buy household items and then add that money to your travel fund. It only takes small amount to add up fast. Or blow it on something fun for yourself, because you deserve it.