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Everyone seems to always seems to be working towards their next vacation. Saving to get to that vacation can seem like an uphill road. Here are 5 easy ways to saving for vacation without even thinking about it.
5 Painless Ways to Start Saving for Vacation
Put Change in a Jar – This one is simple, pay with cash and any coin change you get back, put into a jar. When you cash in the jar, put the money into your vacation fund. You won't miss the change, and it will add up faster than you think! Some months we have been able to save close to $25 in change!
$5 Bill Rule – While paying with cash, anytime you get a five dollar bill put it to the side and add it to your vacation savings. This will add up pretty fast, and you can combine this method with the change idea above.
Use Cash on Your Grocery Bill – This one is fun for me. I pull out cash at the beginning of each month for my grocery budget. Then any money left at the end of the month goes into our vacation fund. I challenge myself to have as much left over as possible each month., going as far as to have one of my pantry challenges! I also found a way to get $100 in free groceries (no coupons needed!) which allows me to add $100 (or more) to saving right off the bat each month.
Get Cash Back – When shopping online always make sure you are getting cash back for your purchases. Then take the cash back and put it right into your vacation fund. You can earn cash back quite a few ways but let me share my top 2. First, use Ebates. You earn cash back when you shop and each quarter you get a rebate check you can deposit right into your vacation fund. If you can't find the place you want to earn cashback on at Ebates, try Swagbucks. You can trade your Swagbucks in for PayPal cash payments and add it right into your vacation fund. Do this for any rebate checks you get as well that you send away for.
Get Free Amazon Gift Cards to Boost Your Budget – I shared a while ago how I'm adding $210 a month to our budget with free Amazon Gift Cards. Many of these sites also allow you to cash out with PayPal. If you cash out with Amazon Gift Cards, use it for groceries or items from your budget and put the cash from that budget into savings.
So what ways do you find extra cash to save for vacation?