4 Tips to Save Money on Travel Over Thanksgiving Break

How to Save Money on Travel Over Thanksgiving Break

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There are so many ways to travel on the cheap over the holidays. So many airlines and websites have cheaper tickets on certain days or specials. Here are four ways you can save money on your travel this holiday season:

1. Download some apps

I recently discovered the Hopper app - a free app on your phone that lets you input where you’ll be traveling in the near future. It will track these flights for you and send you updates when prices rise and drop. It also predicts if prices will drop again or if the current price is the cheapest you’re going to get.

2. Be flexible

My hometown is pretty small compared to the bigger surrounding cities, so it can be very pricey to fly there to go home. I tend to type in general dates and the ideal airport location(s) I’d want to leave/arrive and then look at all flexible date/location options. This tends to save me a lot of money in the long run when I can fly to/from a bigger city nearby and find a way to get home.

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3. Stalk the sites

Websites like Expedia and Priceline can actually save you so much money in the grand scheme of things. Check them regularly for the dates you’re going to be leaving and buy when you see that good deal! It is said that Tuesdays are the best days to buy tickets since airlines will release their deals Monday night and Tuesday mornings!

4. Road trip (with friends)

Driving is definitely the cheaper way to go, especially if you’re going far for your break. It’s even cheaper if you have someone to drive with and split gas. There are a ton of Facebook groups at my university that I would post in to see if anyone was headed the same way as me for break. We’d drive together and save a ton of money - and sometimes you’d make a new friend!

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