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So you got the Facebook message from your home-town pal that we all dread - 'I'm coming to LA! Can't wait to hang out with you! HOLLYWOOD BABY!', and you immediately begin to rig up an elaborate lie about how you are 'so happy they're coming out but you will probably be super busy that weekend' because you don't have the heart to show them your glamorous lifestyle involves attaching a pink mustache to your car to make money before you go home to your sad studio apartment in Glendale above an Armenian bakery. Fear not, we're here to give you some insider tips into tricking your friends into thinking you are way cooler than you actually are while they're here on their trip.
1. Lay Out Poolside As You Overlook The City
The Standard downtown is one of LA's hottest hotels and night spots, and is also home to a rooftop pool which, for some inexplicable reason, is open to the public. That's right, for no money at all you too can feel self conscious about your Midwest body type while some of the cities most attractive and unemployed people lay out and drink cocktails nearby. Get there early to snag a bodega, which will not only shield you from the sun's harsh rays, but give you a chance to lay on a waterbed just like weekends at your old Uncle Jack's place. Bring along your own picnic and make a day of it, or splurge on the delicious brats in their Biergarden.
Recently, Jen & Sia of Thrifty Northwest Mom did a savings makeover with Seattle mom Terumi Pong of An Emerald City Life as part of the #HelpMeSave campaign. The goal was to offer Terumi tips on how to save on travel and everyday purchases on her next family summer vacation to Vancouver.
Since Terumi was already familiar with the Vancouver area (having insight into local cheap spots, etc., will save you money), Jen & Sia offered 5 tips for saving on the family's next summer vacation:
Recently, our DealPro Shellie Deringer planned a four-day trip to Corpus Christi for Austin mom Traci Shannon as part of the savings makeover.
For $585, she was able to get a hotel room for $275 using Savings.com coupon on Hotels.com, $130 for dinners using Valpak Mobile, $80 for attractions using the Valpak website (ahead of time) and $100 for gas using the Gasbuddy app.
She was also given an additional $150 contingency money ($38 per day) just in case she went over. If her kids were hungrier than usual or the price of gas suddenly jumped, having that extra padding would be a stress-saver.
While relaxing on your vacation this year, don't relax that budget too much! It's
never fun to come home to the stress of having spent too much while you were away.
Thankfully there are lots of easy ways to save while enjoying your trip.
Start racking up the savings before your vacation even begins by taking advantage of gas
reward programs. Many grocery stores offer discounts on gas for shopping at their store.
Start accumulating those gas points leading up to your trip and then cash them in for a
cheap tank of gas. Last year we saved $0.70 per gallon of gas when we filled up for our
While holiday travel is a requisite for many, without some careful planning meals-on-the-go can come to costly expenditures. Stopping when our stomachs are growling and all thoughts of a budget have been replaced by hunger pangs can prove painfully expensive when the waitress hands over the bill or the tally at the drive-up window is barked out of a speaker.
Mapping out meals-on-the-go is a lot like planning a menu, with a bit of research one is sure to save money and enjoy the food a whole lot more because one's budget remains intact once the remnant crumbs have been wiped away.
By JANISSAVESGuest Blogger
Money Saving Tips
Sitting in the heart of Europe, Prague is a beautiful city with red-tiled roofs and architecture that spans centuries. It's the only major
European city left completely intact during the last major wars. Aside
for being famous for its architecture, beer is serious business in the
Czech Republic which has the highest per capita of beer consumption in
the world. Typical Czech food is perfect comfort food for cool weather,
with dumplings, rich sauces and meats.
Fall is a great time to enjoy
the city of Prague and here are some reasons why.