Saving Money this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, which means it’s time to head to the beach and celebrate! #HipNJ wants to make sure you don’t break the bank this weekend, so here are some ways to save money this Memorial Day Weekend, courtesy of TopCashback.com.

Carpool

Between traffic and finding places to park, driving to the beach can be a hassle. If you have a group heading for an extended weekend getaway, consider carpooling and splitting the costs of driving and parking.

Bring Your Own Food

One of the best ways to save money when you visit the beach is by bringing a cooler of your own food. Prepare sandwiches, throw in some snacks, a bag of ice and you are beach ready!

Find Free Activities

Memorial Day weekend is known for fairs, public events and more! Scout out your town’s festivities for the weekend and catch the fireworks for free. If you’re headed to the beach, make sure to bring activities for your friends and family such as beach balls, pales and shovels!

Budget

Just because you’re at the beach during peak season, doesn’t mean you have to subject yourself to inflated prices! There are plenty of ways to save, including shopping online prior to your getaway or staying at a less popular hotel.

Replace Rental Cars With Local Transportation

Depending on your travel destination, you can easily research transportation options to get you out and about. Whether it is public or hotel transportation, you can significantly cut costs and see more in town when you choose public transportation.

Skip the Hotel

Adventure out of your comfort zone and book a stay through Airbnb or hostels for any last-minute bookings. Often Airbnb and hostels will be more accommodating to last-minute bookings and offer lower rates than popular hotel chains.

Have fun this weekend; we hope these tips come in handy!