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Summer Savings Part 1: How To Get Outside & Save Big At The Same Time

Welcome to Part 1 of the Mogo Summer Savings Series. We’re here to help you beat the heat, get the most out of your summer vacation plans – and stay within a reasonable budget. Ready to get spending, saving and sunning? Here we go!

You asked, and we delivered. Here is the first of four specialty summer tips to save money, Mogo maniacs. We know you want to save big while having fun – and this post has a few great daytime activities that will be fun, active and reasonably priced.

Go Camping

Our country is renowned for our great system of parks, trails and outdoor adventures. Nothing says ‘Canadian Summer’ more than camping. Check out your province’s parks website for lists of wilderness (free) or provincial (paid) camping. Bond with the family over s’mores, mosquito bites, and cooking over a fire. At a minimal site-rental fee, this is a great way to spend a summer weekend. Check listings for reservations and regional tips.


Chances are, your town has a great annual summer festival. Whether you’re there for the drinks, the face paint, the sights (or all three!) there should be something for everybody. These events are usually free to the public and spell out a great summer vibe.

Any great must-see festivals in your area? Tell us about them in the comments!

Sign Up For a Charity Race

Whether it’s a 2-5km walk, a 10km run or up into the marathon range, doing a charity run/walk is a great way to spend time in the summer. You get the benefit of feeling great in two ways: from helping a worthy cause, and being a healthier person!

Scan the web for great causes or runs in your area. Also, set some fitness goals for yourself along they way. When training for an event like this, it’s a good excuse to skip out on unnecessary expenses like eating out for reach meals – and instead spending your time getting in a few more laps around the park.

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