This winter has really taken a toll on many of us across the country, and like many, I know that my family and I are ready for spring to arrive. I have been looking into places to travel for spring break, and they’re all in warmer areas. I am looking for warm weather, and my kids look forward to heading south to the beach and to amusement parks. Like others out there, I am conscious of the expenses for this year’s spring break.
There are many ways to save money and enjoy yourself on vacation, but you need to know what things to look out for in order to save. One way I save is on flights. I like to book them at least one month ahead of time so I can ensure that we not only get the flight we want, but that we can also save money. When I go to book early, I use sites like Orbitz and Expedia to compare different airlines, and I also use sites like Kayak, where I can compare prices using different filters. Doing the research and booking my flights ahead of time not only helps me save my vacation money, but it also gives me peace of mind knowing that I sought out the best deals for our travel!
Another way I budget for spring break is by spending less on travel essentials. If you have a Discover card, you can cash in your accumulated Cashback Bonus for partner gift cards at more than 150 popular merchants, which always come with added value (such as $20 Cashback Bonus for a $25 gift card). I can use these gift cards to buy bathing suits and other beach necessities! I can also get gift cards to use towards luggage, snacks and games.
Besides the budgeting and money-saving basics, we enjoy our vacation by taking advantage of the complimentary Discover cardmember benefits by putting the entire cost of our trip on my card! With some of the benefits Discover offers, I feel more at ease if something were to happen to our baggage. Specifically, I can take advantage of the baggage delay insurance. If you book your flight using your Discover Card and your checked luggage is delayed by at least 3 hours, Discover will reimburse you up to $500 so you can replace your items. So, as you are planning your spring break vacation this year, take these tips into consideration and be sure to use your Discover Card when planning your trip!
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. This post is sponsored by Discover since I am a member of the Discover Preferred Blogger Program. Thank you to Discover for sponsoring this post!