I spoke to a lovely group of people Saturday night about saving money in everyday life. I shared my best tips with them and they gave me great tips in return. If you are looking for a low-cost speaker, email me at [email protected] Here are some of the best tips I learned:
- You can get a lower car rental price by calling the local office instead of booking online. The exception is priceline.com.
- A lot of restaurants have beefed up their happy hour offerings, making it possible to snack on appetizers at the bar for dinner.
- Traveling with UnTours.com is cheaper and less structured than a guided tour, but easier to arrange than a DIY vacation. You stay in a home or apartment instead of a hotel and Untours plans as many or as few excursions as you want. Trips are 7 days minimum and meals are not included. They have tours in North America and Europe.
- Yapta.com tracks the price of a flight after you book. If the price drops, Yapta emails you how to get a refund.