3 Ways to Save Money for your Holiday

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3 Ways to Save Money for your Holiday

Jon at The Money Shed

Today’s post is from Jon over at The Money Shed.

As the UK’s largest community website dedicated to working from home with a forum of over 125,000 posts, there isn’t anything he doesn’t know about making or saving money online!

With that in mind he’s got 3 top tips for us to use to help keep those costs down the next time we plan going on our holidays no matter where they are in the world!

Everyone knows that feeling of wanting to get away and explore new places. It usually happens when the weather at home is bad and you’re feeling a bit fed up with work. So we go online to start looking at holidays and then realise how much going away actually costs!

We all love to go away but the cost of holidaying puts most of us off. Well, there are ways that you can save money for your holiday, meaning that you can have a great time away without worrying about breaking the bank.

Here are our 3 top tips to help you save money for your next holiday.

3 Ways to Save Money for your Holiday

1.Use eBookers

This handy little site is one that a lot of people won’t have heard of, but you should have! If you’ve ever booked a hotel and then seen the same room in the same hotel cheaper a week later, you’ll know how frustrating that can be. The ebookers loophole will save you from ever having to experience this again.

Booking a hotel with ebookers will make sure that you get the lowest price available up to 48 hours before you check in at your chosen hotel. You can fill in their price guarantee form, which takes about two minutes, and then you’re good to go. You don’t even need to do anything else which is why this is such a good way to save money.

Ebookers will constantly compare all the available prices for your room and whatever is the cheapest 48 hours before you book will be the one you pay for. It will automatically refund any remaining money to your card so you don’t have to do anything!

2. Take everything into account

Usually, when people are planning a holiday they only look at the cost of the hotel and flights/travel and don’t think about much else. This is a really easy mistake to make that could end up costing you a lot. By taking into account everything that you’ll need for a holiday then you’ll make sure that you’re much better prepared.

By planning for everything – such as travel insurance, holiday essentials, car hire, travel to and from the airport and food and drink – you can make sure that you’ve saved enough in advance. On top of that, sometimes by hiring a car or buying travel insurance earlier you get a better deal. But it also means that you have the time to shop around and make sure that you’re getting the best price for what you need.

3. Shop around

The earlier you start planning your holiday, the better it’ll be for your bank balance. Starting early means that you can shop around for better deals and take the time to make sure you’re getting the best price. When you plan a few weeks ahead of time you’re usually so keen to just book it in that you don’t always do your homework.

Sometimes this means that you end up paying more for something, and it may not even be something you need. So start planning a few months in advance and you’ll thank yourself for it later. You can choose better travel insurance that is cheaper and actually meets your needs and you can spread the cost of your holiday over a few months. A lot of travel companies offer an option to pay a certain amount each month until your holiday which means you can spread it over several paychecks instead of letting all of that money go at once.

Thank you to Jon at The Money Shed for sharing his tips and tricks with us. 

What’s your best money saving tips?


3 Ways to Save Money for your Holiday - Jon from The Money Shed shares his tips and tricks on how to save money for your holiday.

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  1. June 8, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Great tips! Taking everything into account is so important! I didn’t budget for our baggage and then realised it was way more than I first thought!

    • Humaira
      June 10, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      Thanks for sharing Laura! Isn’t it always the way? I always say I’m not going to buy much and end up coming away with more than I thought! Oops!

  2. June 9, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Those are really good tips, specially ebookers. I haven’t heard about it before. Thank you.

    Things that I like to do to save money include booking hotels that include free breakfast, and try to book flights in advance and compare fare rates online (using Expedia, for example) or check a website called Secret Flying to see if there’s a good deal.

    • Humaira
      June 10, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      Yes, me neither, but I’ll check it out next time we book a holiday In Shaa Allah!

      The free breakfast is the best tip, we spent countless hours trying to find breakfast and it’s not worth it! But one time, we missed breakfast because we slept in! Which website is that Secret Flying one, please? Do share!

    • Humaira
      June 10, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      That is a great point Bella and Dawn! I know I underestimate how to budget for outgoings whilst on holiday, do you have any tips for researching before you go?

  3. June 10, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    We travel a fair amount and I am all about shopping around for the best deal – this really can save you so much money!

    Laura x

    • Humaira
      June 10, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      Shopping around is the secret! Thanks for stopping by Laura!

  4. June 11, 2018 / 5:49 am

    Never heard of ebookers before, I think i have been living under a rock! I absolutely agree with you that it’s better to start buying stuff much earlier, take advantage of sales and offers. I am a bit of Monica geller so I have thousands of to do and what to buy lists, they help a lot! ?

    • June 11, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      I hadn’t heard of it either! I think we all have to thanks Jon for his amazing tips! Yes to do lists are amazing for planning!

  5. June 18, 2018 / 2:36 am

    Always feel like I need a holiday when life feels like it’s getting a bit too much, and the price always puts me down! Shopping around is definitely key! I also found out about halalbookings recently, which is a HUGE game changer for me

    • June 18, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Yes! Always feel like I need a holiday, but maybe I should blog about what to do to have a ‘holiday’ when you’re overwhelmed and need to get away but can’t thanks for the inspiration!

      Halal Bookings is amazing! I met the founder a couple of years ago and she’s very switched on Mashallah!

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