Thursday, March 6, 2014

#ad Tips for Planning a Staycation this Spring Break

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

With Spring Break right around the corner, it is time to make plans and figure out how you will be spending your time. For many, there will be the cost of road trips, flights, and other vacation amenities. For others, a staycation will serve as their Spring Break. Over the years, I have taken turns planning a vacation for Spring Break one year and a staycation the next. Either way I choose to go, I make sure I cover the basics when it comes to cost.

In our house, we have two kids in school as well as my husband who is in school, so finding ways to keep everyone from getting bored over break time as well as finding ways to save money while everyone is home is ideal. When we choose the staycation, I find ways to make it fun and interesting by looking up local attractions as well as family-friendly activities that are nearby. There are plenty of things we can all do, such as planning a family movie day by renting great movies we would all like to watch, or by looking at the local show times and planning a trip to the movie theater. 

When it comes to planning a trip to the movie theater, I like to plan ahead. One way I do this is by visiting ShopDiscover, Discover’s exclusive shopping portal where I can earn Cashback Bonus when I buy my tickets using websites such as Fandago. When the rewards add up, I can take my Cashback Bonus and turn it in for partner gift cards to more than 150 popular merchants, so that we can plan a family dinner out as an added bonus!

There are so many options when it comes to planning a staycation, and one thing I have found is that I can save money during a staycation by planning our week ahead. I can research the costs for the different attractions, activities, and food, making it easier to enjoy our time at home together! 

So this year, while you are trying to figure out what you will be doing with the kids while they are home for Spring Break, get your calendar out and start filling in the spots with activities so you can make the most of your staycation and not go overboard on spending. Also, be sure to take advantage of the Discover cardmember benefits, such as the opportunity to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at restaurants and movies until March 31, as well as checking out to earn Cashback Bonus through a number of merchants! 

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!
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joanna garcia said...

These are some great tips! i did not know that you can use your discover card that way and will def check out the site and would love to take advantage of the cashback bonus!

Julie G. said...

This will be my first time having a "spring break" my son is now in school and I don't think he will know what to do with himself without school. I need to be sure to plan some fun things. We will be having a staycation this year :) IT will be a fun time to do some of those things we r just too busy to do. We are in the Chicago suburbs so we have lots of great museums and what not to check out!

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