Taking a road trip may seem like a cheap vacation option, but it can end up costing more than you would think if you don’t properly plan. Here are three ways you can save money on your next adventure!
1. Budget beforehand
If there’s one rule of financially savvy vacationing, it’s this one: Make a budget before you hit the road. A few dollars here and there can quickly turn into one big expense, and it’s one you could be paying for long after your trip is over.
Instead, take control of your spending by giving yourself a realistic goal of how much you’ll spend. If you end up a few dollars over, you can make up the difference much easier than if you were to find out later that you massively overspent. Making a budget also gives you an idea of how much you need to save between now and the start of your grand adventure.
2. Save on food
As much as possible, prepare your snacks before leaving. Even if that means just putting snack-sized bags of chips together out of a big bag and filling a cooler jug with water, the cost savings are well worth the time. If you’re feeling more on top of things, consider packing bread and sandwich fixings to save on roadside lunches. If you plan on stopping at restaurants for dinner, take advantage of your Benefits Plus® checking account with SeaComm, which entitles you to discounted gift and eGift cards at restaurants like Chipotle, Panera Bread, Applebees, Olive Garden, and more. Stop by your local SeaComm branch to become a Benefits Plus® member, today!
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3. Prepare your vehicle
Nothing will influence the road trip experience more than your choice of vehicle. This is where you’ll be for several hours a day, so it’s important make sure it is as comfortable as possible. Beyond a thorough cleaning, consider what maintenance tasks you’ve been putting off. Get a tire rotation and an oil change before you leave to avoid having to pay for expensive repairs on the road.
SeaComm has teamed up with ForeverCar to offer a great new benefit that helps to eliminate the hassles of car repair. If your car qualifies, you could be eligible to purchase mechanical repair coverage at an exclusive member rate!
How it works:
- Get your instant ForeverCar quote.
- Customize your deductible.
- Use the licensed repair facility of your choice.
When your covered repair is complete, simply pay your deductible and drive on. Click here to get started!