Around the holidays, businesses will raise their prices for everything because they know people are trying to get somewhere or go on vacation. You’ll pay the crazy prices just because it’s the holidays. TFC Title Loans has come up with different ways for you to save money on Labor Day.
Around this time last year, gas manage to hit a national average of $2.20 which was the lowest seen around Labor Day in a while. As of August 2017, the national average was $2.34, already 14 cents higher than last year. Here are some great ways to start saving money on Labor Day with gas:
Hotels often offer last minute booking deals that could save you up to $60 on a room. If you’ve already booked your hotel, check to see what types of cancelation policies they have. Hotels.com will even match your prices with different hotel chains. If you don’t mind the chain hotels, smaller BnB locations will save you a lot more on rooms as well.
If you’re not opposed to nature, consider camping and barbequing this Labor Day weekend. Camping can always be a great activity for the kids, offering a new adventure. You can also get camping lots for $40 or more cheaper than renting a hotel. For three nights, you could save up to $120 by just staying at a camp site. That’s not including the food money you’ll save with barbequing versus eating out.
Use an online website to find the best car rental places. Some warehouse stores also offer car rental deals at specific locations, saving you over 30% on a car rental.
With a map app, you’ll be able to avoid a lot of traffic and save gas from sitting in traffic idling. Map apps could also be another great way to locate different gas deals as you are traveling. Waze and Google Maps are two of the top choices, but many other map apps exist out there.
Traveling at strange hours of the night might not be the envisioned plan, but it could actually save you a lot more money. Not only are flights reduced at those hours, but driving times can also be reduced because people aren’t on the road.
Packing snacks will save money on the long road trips and maybe even time. Instead of having to stop at the gas stations for overpriced chips or even stopping at a fast food location for a small fry or mini cheeseburger, packing snaps will minimize those trips. Think about packing your lunches, as well. Food can sometimes rack up in prices the more people traveling.
If you can’t get out of your hotel for the first night, it’s not a bad idea to switch hotels. You can move around from one hotel to the next and save money in the process, leading back to the lower hotel deals. Prices may be cheaper somewhere the day you arrive or the following days. Switch hotels and save money.
Sometimes, the free attractions tend to be the most enjoyable for the kids. Especially since it’s Labor Day weekend, take advantage of festivals that will be displaying fireworks or free music concerts. Even if you are at a festival, buying tickets for the kids to ride some of the attractions will be cheaper than going to a more extravagant even that could lose their attentions.
If you want to book a last-minute mini-vacation for Labor Day but don’t have the money, TFC can help you with an auto title loan. All we do is use the equity value on your car and your ability to pay off the loan to determine your amount and rates. You can get anywhere from $2,500 to $50,000 in funds. Give us a call today!