Nate and Danielle discuss the three main ways they saved money this summer.
- Cabin and Engine Filters ($10 each and takes ~1 min. Dealership charges over $50-100 for each)
- Recently needed new brakes. The dealership wanted $450 to do brakes and rotors. I looked around and the price was not out of line with other places.
- I looked into it and found that the parts only cost around $120. I looked online to see how hard it is and found that it was super easy to do. Purchased the needed tools and the total cost was $203.15. Roughly a $250 savings
- Don’t do things you are not comfortable with and also know the risk. You could end up costing yourself a lot more money
Canada vacation quick savings
- Eating at least one meal in
- Grocery store
- Multi-day public transportation pass
- Advanced ticket purchases or packaged tickets
- Hotels vs AirBnB
- If river cruises are a thing, check to see if there is a ferry. We spent $17 CAN to do a round trip ferry ride in Montreal when the tour cruises would’ve cost us over $150
- If you have season passes for chains, check to see if they have locations in your vacation area
- Purchased season passes last November for $50 a person and they were good through all of 2018 and 2019
- Check to see if season passes make sense. Right now our Six Flags daily tickets cost $52.99 and season passes (not on sale) cost $73.99. If you plan on going more than once, it makes sense to save money
- We also got a dining plan on sale. We purchased two of them, because the portion sizes are huge, and it costs $40 per pass. The pass includes a meal and a snack. If we were to buy food at the park, it would cost over $40 a visit.
- Also don’t buy drinks. Parks are required by law to give small glasses of water if a water fountain is not within 100 feet of the location.