Tips for Saving Money on Vacation
The Bank Note’s savvy readers came through again with smart ways
to save money on vacation. Thanks to everyone who emailed us. Ten of our
readers each received a $25 Nationwide Bank Visa® gift card*
for these helpful tips.
Find next issue’s question at the bottom of this page.
My husband and I enjoy riding bikes on our beach vacation, but never
have the room in the car to bring our own. We visited a Habitat ReStore
while on vacation and spotted two bikes for $20.00 each. Considering the
bike rental at the beach shop was $10.00 per half day per bike we decided
it was cheaper to buy than rent. We enjoyed riding these bikes all over
the island for the entire week for $40.00 and then donated them back to
the Habitat store when our vacation ended. What a great deal for us and
- Barbara N.
While on vacation, our family brings along our own breakfast to save
money. It's very easy and doesn't take much space to pack cereal
bars and fruit. Our family of four easily saves $45 this way each
morning of our trip -- totaling about $315! It also helps us get
out the hotel door earlier in the day to enjoy more
- Kimberly C.
I suggest using the convenient ATM's instead of charging all expenses
when traveling. You'll be less apt to overspend when using
- Teresa M.
The ATM machine gives you an accurate accounting of your trip and can be
used for declaring goods purchased for customs records. In addition it
lessens the need to carry large sums of cash.
- David M.
My husband and I define a successful vacation by if we can travel as
cheaply as possible without feeling that we missed out on anything! One
way is to share entrees at restaurants. Portion sizes are typically
larger than needed, so splitting a meal not only saves us money it also
saves us calories!
- Kim K.
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*All submissions received by August 15, 2012, will be considered for inclusion in newsletter and on nationwidebank.com. We will contact winning entrants by email. This email will request that you reply with your current mailing address so we can properly mail you your $25 Nationwide Bank Visa gift card. Please allow 8-10 weeks from the time you provide a valid mailing address for receipt of gift card by mail. Tips may be edited for length.