Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Break On A Budget

Oh hello there! I'm on spring break right now, but lucky for you I planned posts ahead of time so you won't miss me. Admit it, you would have.

Today I thought I would talk to you about doing spring break on a budget. We all know I'm a bit super frugal, and I have spending tons of money. I'm in college, what do you expect! I knew I really wanted to go somewhere for spring break this year, but I didn't know how to do it without breaking the bank. I've learned.

The first thing to think about (besides where you're going) is where you're going to stay. Hotels can get pricey, especially if you want to stay for a week. Make sure you talk to everyone you know who may live near your destination, and don't forget about timeshares! In my case, my roommates mom worked with someone who had a timeshare at a resort in Florida. He wasn't going that week, so we got a condo for an amazing price! It sleeps up to 5, and was $650 for a full 7 days. Split that between 4 girls, and that's roughly $163 per person, to stay in a beautiful condo that is on a sandy beach. For 7 days. 

Next you want to think about how you're getting there. If you're going somewhere where you can drive, do it. Take turns and drive straight through the night. You won't have to worry about airline baggage, and it's cheaper than flying!

That brings me to my next point. Try to go with 3-4 other people. This will bring down the cost of where you're staying, because you can share a room with someone. It's worth it! It also helps with gas if you're driving. Trust me.

We can't forget about my favorite While it's fun to go out to eat while you're on spring break, it gets expensive! Take a trip to the local grocery store and buy food for the week. That way you'll be saving money, and it will probably be a bit healthier!

Make sure you plan your spring break ahead, so you can split the cost up over a few months. If you keep these tips in mind, you're sure to have a great (and cheap) spring break! I know in my case with food, gas, and the condo cost, I'll be spending roughly $300, which is cheaper than a round trip flight to Florida!

Do you have any budget tips for spring break? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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