4 Ways to Save Money This Summer

June 3, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

Pink Wallet

School’s almost out for summer—which means beach vacations, trips to the amusement park, barbecues, and afternoons holed up in the movie theater will soon be upon us. The question: How can you enjoy all the fun without emptying your wallet? Start with these four tips, then share your own savings secrets in the comments.

Renting a car: Reserve a car for a midweek pickup and you’ll often get a better price. Rates can spike by as much as 10 percent during the weekend rush. Also, consider prepaying. If you pay in full when you make a booking, you can slice as much as 35 percent off the total cost.

Golf: To score bargains on golf clubs and accessories, shop RockBottomGolf.com. For discounted rounds, head to the course on a Wednesday, the slowest day for public and private clubs.

Amusement Parks: Don’t buy tickets at a busy theme-park entrance. Save up to 25 percent by nabbing them beforehand at a supermarket or a discount bulk store, like Sam’s Club or Costco (membership required).

Movies: Head to participating Cinemark Theatres on Mondays for “Reel Family Time,” when movie tickets are $1 per person for parties of three or more. Want to take the kids for dinner afterward? Check out these tips for avoiding a costly check at the end.

 

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