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Save $100 in 10 Minutes: Christmas Travel

The Christmas season is almost here, and that can mean a few things: fun, festive treats, and definitely expenses. As we’ve detailed before, getting in front of your holiday expenses is important. Now it’s time to look at Christmas travel and how you can save cash and still have a great December. When it comes to Christmas, there is a lot of travel. Roads are busy, airports are packed and all of it comes at seasonal rates. If you want to save some cash on holiday travel, check out these tips: Use the Net The day of the travel agent is (almost) dead. Discount travel sites like Hotwire and Priceline can save you a bundle. These sites will get you great last minute travel deals – even during expensive seasons. Let these virtual agents search multiple airlines and destinations for you from your own computer. A bit of time searching for travel deals could save you tons of dough. This is your 10 minute tip to saves $100. Using these sites, I’ve saved upwards of $300 on flights alone! Drive – but be careful of the Canadian winter If your car is in good shape (and you’ve got

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

October is here and that means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As sure as the leaves are turning and our country is getting closer to winter (first frost!? Are you kidding?), we’ll soon be heading back to family dinners and too many mashed potatoes. We already told you how to save some cash on holiday cooking for Thanksgiving, now it’s time to dial in the other half of Thanks-savings: travel. Seeing your family and friends in other cities is important during the holidays, but travel can really rack up bills. We all know that holidays are usually anything but cheap. Play the Host As we mentioned, Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t need to be expensive, so you can definitely save some cash by hosting the event at your place. This is a great way to show Mom & Pop how grown up you are and spice up the holiday routine that you’re used to. Change the Date, Not the Holiday Airlines know when holiday season and peak flight times are, so they adjust their prices accordingly. If you want to fly out after work on Friday, and come back early Tuesday morning, you’re going to have