If you want to save money this summer then you should follow these simple tips. You will be able to have fun while spending less than you expected.
If there’s some activity you know you’d like to get involved in this summer, why not see if you can get some cash using a voucher or discount code. You can sign up for the site to get details on local deals or you can be proactive in your own voucher hunt.
Take advantage of free events in your area by compiling a list of events and event times. If you have free time then you can go to an event. This might be street magic, a band playing at the local pub, or an afternoon of children’s entertainment at the local community center.
Instead of spending money on fruit and vegetables that you can easily grow in your garden, start your own small vegetable garden. Tomatoes tend to be easy to grow but you can also try things like strawberries, herbs and leafy vegetables like lettuce.
Even if you don’t harvest a lot, you can still have fun tending a vegetable garden.
You may be able to find a large number of local, seasonal produce during the summer. Keep an eye out for deals at farm stores or people selling homemade fruit and vegetables outside.
Go for a walk
A great way to enjoy summer is to go for a walk. Get used to it, take family and friends or get the dog out for a walk. It’s a free and easy way to exercise and enjoy the sun.
Buy a Lot
If you want to go to an amusement park, for example, it might be cheaper if you can enter on a group ticket. Join other families and get discounted ticket prices.
The same goes for food, if you are going to be having a lot of BBQ this summer, buy your meat from a local butcher as they will be able to do a deal to buy in bulk.
You can then store all of the food in the freezer ready to take out before the garden party.
A fun way to keep cool during the summer is to splash around a lot, this can be a lot cheaper than spending day after day in the pool.
Homemade Ice Popsicles
If your kids have friends over the summer, you may find yourself with a group of kids all begging to go out for ice cream. Pre-empt them by making your own popsicles. This can be done with fresh fruit, fruit juice or yogurt. You can experiment with flavors or ask the kids for help.
Reinvent Your City
We can get used to places we rarely explore. Take a day and explore where you live. You’re sure to find a gorgeous new cafe or boutique, without even having to pay for a city break elsewhere in the country!
Check Your Finances
You can do a summer cleaning of your finances by getting rid of useless expenses. Or you probably can sell the annuity for cash.