We all know vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but it’s hard to unwind when you’re constantly wondering about how to save money for your Punta Cana vacations. The truth is, if you really want to go on a trip, you’ll find a way to make it happen by prioritizing your spending, and with summer nearly upon us, this is a much-needed getaway so let’s get to it.
Here are some easy ways to save money for your vacations to Punta Cana.
1. Open a Dedicated Vacation Bank Account
One easy way to save for a trip is to open a dedicated vacation savings account. You can set up automatic payments into the account, and, with a little restraint, leave that money there until it’s time for your trip.
2. Eat out less
Eating out is a huge expense if it becomes part of your regular routine. If you really want to come to Punta Cana, stop eating out altogether now. Chances are you’ll be eating out a lot while you’re here so for the time being, make healthy meals at home.
3. Trim your non-essential bills
This includes canceling subscriptions you don’t really need, cutting out cable/Netflix or choosing an affordable mobile plan.
Use apps like Whatsapp to make calls and texts for free. This also works wells when traveling abroad, as long as there is WiFi available.
4. Be Flexible with flights
A minor saving in your travel plans can save you lots of cash, particularly when purchasing tickets for the entire family. You can opt to fly midweek when fares are cheaper than on weekends.
5. Travel off-season
Travel to Punta Cana during the off-season which is from March to November. The prices are usually lower and the weather is also nice. Furthermore, very few people are around, and you will not have to scramble for space with other tourists.
6. Plan for your excursions
It is important that you carefully pre-book your Punta Cana excursions to minimize your expenses. Most tours in Punta Cana offer discounted prices if you book online ahead of time. This can save you up to 10% in discounts. That way, you’re not skimping on drinks or souvenirs in order to squeeze excursions into your budget because you already took care of them ahead of time.
7. Cut back on fancy coffee drinks
Eliminating coffee from your life just might be impossible, and coffee shops are an essential place for many people to socialize, study, and work at, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on caffeine! Think drip coffee instead of that ultra mocha grande with extra espresso shots. Paying $2 instead of $5 every day could save you $1,095 a year!
8. Stay in at night
Going out to bars and clubs will force your account balance to go down faster than a Swiss cheese boat…with only a headache to show for it in the morning. Keep your travel goals in mind and invite your friends over for drinks. That $8 bottle of wine would’ve cost $25 at the bar!
You know is the time to start saving up for your Punta Cana vacations, you’ve been dreaming of being here all winter so keep your distance from financially irresponsible people!
9. Be CHEAP
Once you are here, being cheap does not always mean bad it just means that you are smarter. Always bargain a little, Bartering is a way of life down here so you can always negotiate with street vendors and taxi drivers.
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