Saturday, March 02, 2013

Frugal Tip No. 7: On Travelling

Here are some of my frugal tips on travelling:

  • Book your flight and accommodation ahead of time. You'll save a lot when you book your flight and accommodation in advance.
  • Avail of promo flights. Flights now are becoming cheaper. You should check airline websites from time to time for their latest promos.
  • Take the economy class. There is huge price difference between business and economy class. You'll arrive in the same destination anyway.
  • Travel in groups. You could share in transportation, accommodation and food expenses.
  • Travel light. Airline companies now gives you option in terms of check-in baggages.
  • DIY Tours. As much as possible don't avail of tour packages if you can do it on your own. Just do a research and plan your own itinerary.
  • Bring Baon. You could save a meal or two if you bring your own baon.
  • Eat brunch.
  • Eat Cheap. Try local restaurants. Don't be afraid to explore on food. 
  • Take public transportation. It is expensive to take a cab. I tell you it is more enjoyable and adventurous if you try the public transportation.
  • Walk, walk, walk. You save while you enjoy sightseeing.
  • Sleep Cheap. Try to find a cheaper accommodation since you'll be out most of the time unless you plan to have staycation.
  • Stick to your budget. Avoid unnecessary purchases.
  • Use cash instead of credit cards. Credit cards has high exchange rates so better use cash.
  • Avail of Tax Refunds. Always ask if they offer tax refunds.
  • Go off season. Usually, they charge more if it is peak season.
  • Sign up for reward programs. Usually, airlines and accommodations offers reward programs. Earn points and travel for free.
  • Buy your food and pasalubong in local grocery stores. It is cheaper there than buying in department stores and convenience stores.
How about you, care to share some tips on how to save on travelling?

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