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4 Ways to Save on Camping Costs

Going camping is a great vacation choice, and we’ve got hacks to help you save on the costs! Continue reading to learn more.

Save on location. Nightly rates for camping sites can cost a pretty penny during peak camping season. But why pay the fee when you can camp for free? You can find a campground where you can pitch your tent or park your RV at no cost, on Freecampsites.net or Campendium.com. Another great option is to camp at a national forest. You will be charged an entrance fee as well as an amenity fee, but you are free to stay anywhere on these grounds as long as you follow park guidelines.

Rent or borrow camping gear. High-quality camping gear such as tents, sleeping bags, camping stoves and camping clothes can be expensive. You can have your gear and your budget, too, by double-thinking the purchase of brand-new gear. Are you a frequent camper? If not, does it really make sense to spend money on specialized equipment you will only use once or twice a year? If you have friends who go camping, ask about borrowing their equipment for your trip. Otherwise, consider renting the gear you need!

Skip the prepackaged meals. Yes, they might be super-convenient, but they are also super-expensive. Save on food costs this trip by ditching the prepackaged meals. You can find plenty of ideas for easy camping meals you can cook over a fire by doing a quick Google search. Often, all you need is some basic food supplies and a roll of aluminum foil!

Check out free camping activities at your campsite. Many campgrounds feature boat rentals of all kinds, but they can be pricey. Enjoy every minute of your camping trip by exploring walking trails, fishing and bike riding along a forest path. Don’t forget to pack some board games and books for rainy days. 

When shopping for food and supplies for your camping trip, make sure to take advantage of your Benefits Plus® checking account with SeaComm! As a Benefits Plus® member, you have access to a free Grocery Coupon Club, with printable coupons. Your Benefits Plus® membership also provides you with discounted gift and eGift cards, retail discounts, and much more. Visit your nearest SeaComm branch to enroll.

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

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