When planning a holiday the pennies can quickly add up and you can easily find yourself blowing the budget you had once set. This is especially the case if, like us, you’re restricted to taking your holiday during peak school holiday times. To combat this, we try and make saving money for a holiday as imaginative as we can so it never feels like a big hit on the bank account. Read on to find out our top tips for saving money towards your next adventure.
We were given a globe shaped money box as a Christmas present one year and the note with it read ‘where will your next adventure be?’. Clearly they know us well! It was a lovely gift and we’ve used it for exactly that – saving for our next adventure. Every time we get a £2 coin the rule is that we have to put it into the money box. When the box is full, we count up how much we’ve saved (last time it was about £300) and that’s a contribution to our next city break. Okay yes, it takes a little while to fill it but you don’t feel it as much when you’re only adding in £2 as and when you get them. If you want to get yourself a money box or are in need of some gift ideas for those special people in your life take a look here.
We started matched betting after reading about it whilst relaxing on the beach in the Dominican Republic and wishing we could do so more often. Our aim was to make £2200 between April and December as a contribution towards our holiday to St Lucia. We managed to surpass our total by October, and by the following March we’d made more than £3000! Tax free money to pay for your next holiday? Yes please! If you’re interested in learning more about matched betting click here.
We don’t buy each other Christmas or birthday presents. Instead we put a bit of money aside into a joint savings account to go towards our next holiday. To make it a bit easier, each month there is a £30 direct debit that goes across. That way we spread out the cost over the year and don’t find ourselves having to fork out more at an already expensive time of year. Over the course of a year the smaller contributions can add up to a significant amount towards your next adventure. Could you swap material gifts for some memories with your loved ones?
Do you have any good ways of saving money for a holiday? Let us know in the comments below!
The Rambling Travellers