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Money-Saving Tips for the Frugal Traveler

Planning a trip doesn’t need to break the bank! Here are five frugal travel tips to help you enjoy your next adventure, on a budget.

Book your accommodations through Benefits Plus®. Once you upgrade your basic checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking with SeaComm, you will gain access to exclusive deals on flights, hotels, cruises, car rentals, condos, and more! In addition to saving money on travel purchases, a Benefits Plus® checking Account can also help you save on entertainment, groceries, prescriptions and more. Visit your local SeaComm branch to enroll!

For complete information, terms, conditions, and exclusions please visit Benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.

Plan ahead. Sightseeing and entertainment is the most important part of any vacation, but it’s not always easy to find things to do that fit within your budget. Before you head on your trip, visit the official tourism websites of the cities and states you plan to visit. Most sites provide links that will direct you to the free things to do. If your trip will take you to a lake, waterway or beach, plan a picnic accompanied with a cooler full of snacks and drinks!

Utilize SeaComm’s digital services. Stay connected to your finances when you are traveling, with a full suite of digital services. This includes NetTeller™Mobile BranchMobile Deposit Capture, and Online Bill Pay. These services enable you to view your accounts and transfer money from the palm of your hands, deposit checks from your mobile device, and schedule recurring bill payments!

Take advantage of CO-OP. When you travel out of town, are you accepting additional charges to withdraw cash from the ATM? As a SeaComm member, you have free access to CO-OP ATM’s and Shared Branching! Through CO-OP, you can utilize more than 5,000 credit unions and nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. To find a shared branch or surcharge-free ATM right now, click here or visit https://co-opcreditunions.org/.

Tell a SeaComm representative about your travel plans. Before you leave on your adventure, be sure to tell a SeaComm representative where you will be going, when you will be traveling, the cards you plan to use, and other destination details. This will help us safeguard your accounts so you don’t temporarily lose access to needed funds. Frequent out-of-state charges are often tagged as fraudulent and will lead to holds being put on your credit or debit card. Simply give SeaComm a call at 800-764-0566, and let us know about your trip – we will take care of the rest!

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