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Summer Savings Part 4: Techniques for Cheap Summer Trips

The August long weekend is looming and many Canadians are hitting the streets for a classic road trip. The common concern: pricey gas! Mogo is here with Five Great Tips to Save on Gas this Summer. These five tips are all simple and will save you a few bucks. While they might not be huge cash savers, if you stick to all of them, you’ll definitely notice the impact on your gas receipts. Travel light: Think before you pack! Extra items like golf clubs, roof racks, bikes and extra bags will add more weight to the car. If you can cut down in a big way, you’ll spend less money on gas and be a lighter, cheaper vehicle. 2. Plan your route: Nothing says ‘wasted gas’ like driving an extra few Kms on the highway, rounding the block while you look for a hotel or spend time looking for a place to go. If you know exactly where you’re heading and have maps, you can cut down on extra gas and mileage. Spend your time having fun, not looking for the fun. 3. The right tire pressure: Your tires can be draining your gas budget much more

A Cheap Day At The Beach

Well, Canada. Summer is finally here! We slogged through months of rain, snow and clouds and even thought it’s nearly the end of June we can finally welcome some of the warm weather. This is a great season for spending some great quality time with friends and family – and best of all, it’s totally easy on your wallet. So this weekend, when you’re looking for something to do, why not head to the water? Whether you’re on one of our fine coasts, or inland and close to lakes/rivers/pools, start your summer off with a little sun and swimming. It’s cheaper than a day at the mall or movie theatre – and here are some great ways to keep it cheap. Go Early: Whether you’re hitting the beaches in Vancouver, or Cottage Country in Ontario, showing up early gives you the best spots on the water, or in your car. Free parking spots are at a premium, and if you can snag one, that leaves some money for a popsicle later. Pack a Lunch: Eating out can be fun, but if you hit a grocery store first, you can save some bucks on all

Long Weekend Getaway Savings Tips (Part 1)!

There are few things in life as happy and satisfying as taking a well-earned vacation. Long weekend vacations are one of the best ways to maximize fun and minimize expenses. Use these five tips to make your long weekend vacation stress free and affordable. 1. Use a single vacation day for uber long weekends – Did you notice Canada falls on a Thursday this year? If you used just 1 vacation day you end up with 4 days off in a row, which is a good chunk of R&R! Watch the calendar and look for ways you can use the least vacation days for the biggest reward. 2. Plan as far ahead as possible – Hotel rooms and flights are usually at their cheapest when you book them well in advance. Especially if you plan to vacation during an off season. 3. If you didn’t plan, be flexible and take advantage of last minute deals – If you’re coming up on a vacation and haven’t booked anything yet, you can still get massive discounts by researching prices online. In fact, if you aren’t going to book in advance, the next best time to book accommodations and flights