Many consider destination spas reserved for the rich and elite; however, there’s a chance you could visit a luxury five-star resort poolside. By following some simple money-saving tips, you too can pamper yourself with the best body treatments and massages.
Whether you want to schedule a treatment at a local luxury day spa or spend the week on a tropical island, here are some tips from spa marketing pros at Livelovespa which will help you achieve it on a budget.
1. Register on the group buying website online
Even though your current favorite salon may not have online coupons, still check them out. The truth is, you can find coupons for popular luxury spas in your area if you look at the right time. You can even sign up to be on an email list so they’ll notify you when a coupon becomes available. Spa marketing campaigns frequently post special offers on group buying websites that can save you up to 70% on services ranging from laser hair removal to microdermabrasion.
2. Schedule your trip during the low season
Most resort spas will experience a peak season where they charge more for accommodation and services. If the resort is planning an event, prices may increase as well. Search online to find out when resorts have downtime. During the low season, destination spas will offer incentives to fill their rooms. From discounted spa treatment packages to room upgrades, this is definitely the best time to pamper yourself on a spa retreat.
3. Buy a package
Instead of buying each service ala carte, buy a spa service package. Packages bring together various spa services, and then offer them at a discounted price. Not only will you get the service you want, but you may get special treatment you didn’t expect. You may find a new favorite service that you just can’t leave.
4. Pre-purchase your treatment
If you’re booking a spa vacation months from now, schedule your spa services at the same time. Certain spas will offer a discount on their services if scheduled in advance. While you may have to pay up front for your services, you do get a good deal. Planning ahead means you don’t have to worry about scheduling your services once you arrive at the resort.
5. Limit your activities
Once you’re at the luxury resort, find activities that don’t cost extra. While nutrition classes, yoga and hiking excursions may cost extra, choose to spend time lounging on the beach or reading a book by the pool. These things are free, and just as relaxing. If there’s a class or activity you’d like to experience, limit your visits to one or two.
6. Look for all-inclusive resorts
All-inclusive resorts combine food, drink, treatments, and accommodation into one flat rate. Since food and drink can be one of the most expensive expenses on a trip, you can save a lot of money just by buying everything in advance.
Don’t let your budget keep you from having the best resort vacation. Planning your vacation in advance will save you money, and give you time to build up your funds for the trip of a lifetime.
Courtesy of Livelovespa