How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Amazing Vacations with ONE Simple Tip!

January 13, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Destinations, Outdoors, Travel Tips, Travel-Leisure
You’re going to say, “Why didn’t I think of that!” Over just the last 3 years, we have saved well over $10,000 on amazing adventures by using one super simple trick. We purchase “daily deals” like Groupon, Living Social, and Travelzoo for our destination city before we get there. Just to be clear, we’re not just talking about travel-specific deals like on Groupon Getaways, although those are awesome. We saved thousands – on high-quality experiences – by shopping for daily deals in the city we were traveling to, just like a local would. The key is to prepare in advance, and you can save big too.

Quality – You can have high standards and still save money

Saving money with these daily deals does not equal a second-class experience. You can attend the best events, eat at the best restaurants, and sleep at the best hotels without compromising your travel standards at all.

Live it Up – Daily Deals help you do more than save money

  • Planning – New restaurants, tour companies, and other businesses often use daily deals to help their launch and get new customers. These daily deals can give you ideas for interesting, new attractions, restaurants, and activities that you might not find in other travel guides yet.
  • Events – Daily deals are a great way to experience special events not available in your hometown. You can find sporting events, stage shows, concerts, and other cool happenings during your visit and save so much on tickets.
  • Go Native – The daily deals for a city are targeted to locals. You can get some real “insider” info from them. You can find some authentic local flavor and not just the businesses that cater to tourists. We have found countless local gems through daily deals.
  • Pamper Yourself – Have you ever bought a daily deal for a spa day at home? Why not do so on vacation? Saving all that money is very relaxing.
  • Be Generous – Sure daily deals optimize your travel budget, but they also help you be more generous. For example, daily deals for restaurants often have options for multiple diners. You have the option to buy a dinner for 2, or a dinner for 4, or sometimes 6 people. So if you’re visiting friends or family, you can take them out to dinner at a fancy restaurant without breaking the bank.
  • Maximize your Memories – This is the real point of using daily deals. They let you experience MORE of the things you want – more fun, more thrills, more relaxation, more sights, more tastes, more memories.

Homework that pays off

Using these daily deals is one of the best ways to make the most of your vacation. Doing just a little homework in advance has saved us thousands of dollars, enriched our lives, and you can do it too.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. So when you make a purchase we sometimes make a small commission, at no extra cost to you. The cost to you remains the same, sometimes even cheaper if we have negotiated a special deal for our readers.

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We are Vanessa Diaz and Steve Price - a happily married couple who donated all of our belongings in order to live our dream of living abroad and traveling the world. We are travelers, writers, adventurers, photographers and founders of We want to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and live a life of adventure, even if it's in your own backyard. We provide travel recommendations and practical travel advice to help you have the best experience during your travels

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