5 Tips for your Spring Break on a Budget

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It’s finally Spring Break, and you can’t wait to swap the library for the beach! However, this doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to have fun. Have a great time without hurting your budget by following these five Spring Break tips.

1) Check your school for discounts.

Many colleges offer on-campus travel agents who can help you plan your vacation right by snagging the best deals. Plus, your school may be able to get you special discounts.

2) Don’t pay full price.

Before booking any hotel stays, attractions or restaurants, check out couponing sites! You can also browse the tourist brochures for deals once you get to your hotel. Why pay full price if you don’t have to?

3) Fly for less.

The prime booking window is six to eight weeks in advance of your flight. Also, consider flying mid-week for the best deals.

4) Use discount travel sites.

Many discount travel sites have apps you can download to help you with scheduling, pricing and organizing your trip. You’ll have access to exclusive deals, plus loads of suggestions for local tourist hotspots to help you plan your stay.

5) Dine in.

Don’t assume you have to eat each meal out at a restaurant. Instead, stock up on some basic supplies that are easily carried on the go, such as breakfast foods and snacks. You can also try to eat some of your meals in your hotel room, or take advantage of continental breakfasts that many hotels offer.

Spring Break doesn’t have to mean that you break your budget. By planning ahead and making smart money decisions, you can avoid paying for your vacation all summer long.