4 Sites to Save You Money & Time on Vacation
Two very important (and expensive) aspects of travel are eating and entertainment. No one wants to skimp on quality while on vacation, but it’s also important to be mindful of your travel budget in order to stay on track with your expectations. Here are some online sites and services that can help you to cut expenses in both of these areas, while still allowing for quality dining and entertainment.
Find Restaurant Deals & Entertainment Discounts
Restaurant.com offers deeply discounted gift cards to thousands of restaurants across the country. For example, you might purchase a $50 gift card for only $20. Most gift cards require a minimum spend, so in the end your savings should be about 50% off.
Look up restaurants by zip code and then purchase individual gift cards. They are location specific so you will need to select the restaurants that you want to dine in. The good news, though, is that you can exchange gift cards if you don’t end up using them. The folks at Restaurant.com make things so easy because you can purchase and manage your gift cards right from your smart phone. Even better, gift cards never expire.
Groupon offers a huge variety of discounted food and entertainment options all over the country. Just use their search options to narrow your selections down to specific cities and activities. Also, look for promo codes to save even more on your Groupon purchase. First time users can currently save 25% on their first Groupon by entering the code WELCOME at checkout!
Entertainment Books are a great way to not only get literally a book full of savings to individual areas, but these books are also a great way to get ideas for all of the different dining and entertainment options that will be available to you at your destination. You need to order your book in advance, but this also gives you time to look through the book and get some ideas for your vacation.
Entertainment Books can save you money on everything from the McDonald’s drive-thru to a day at the local water park! They go on sale quite often too, especially late in the year since the coupons all expire in the fall, so keep an eye out for promotional offers on Entertainment Books.
Disney Movies Anywhere
Disney Movies Anywhere is a parent’s dream for entertainment on the go! Did you know that every time that you purchase a Disney movie, you also have access to it (and your entire Disney library) from all of your electronic devices?
Just visit the Disney Movies Anywhere site to create your account and start adding movies from your home collection. You can also download and instantly stream movies with Disney Digital HD. So if your flight is delayed, Disney entertainment is literally at your fingertips to make the dreaded airport wait more enjoyable for kids and parents!
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Keri Lyn is an Idaho girl, born and raised. She shares her country home with her husband Brady, a veterinarian, and their two children–a son (10) and a…