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5 Ways to Have More Spending Money on Your Next Vacation

More Spending Money

The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer.

It's time to pack the bags and fly away – or put the top down and let the wind blow through your hair as you drive away – for some much needed rest and relaxation.

Even better, there are ways you can save money when scheduling and planning, which means you'll have more money to spend while you're on your vacation.

1. Consider Regional Airports

You always want to shop around for the best flight deals. Some airlines, like Spirit and Southwest, service smaller regional airports near popular vacation destinations. Airlines such as these often offer lower ticket prices and only present a minor inconvenience when getting to your final destination. The savings can often outweigh the inconvenience.

2. Try a Boutique Hotel

Many popular hotel brands have created a "boutique" line of hotels that include kitchenettes, oversize baths and separate bedrooms in the rooms, just to name a few of the amenities. Hampton Inn  is one example that offers this type of "suite," which can save travelers money when it comes to storing and keeping food in the room, as well as the free daily breakfast, happy hours and Wi-Fi that many of these chains offer.

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3. Take a Road Trip 

Road trips can be a fun and viable option for many vacationers. Often, sights along the way are part of the vacation! You'll need to decide if it makes more sense to rent a car or rack mileage up on your own vehicle. The age/condition of your vehicle and whether or not you're leasing it may play into this decision. Either way, consider a roadside assistance program, like PrimeWay's Pinnacle Motor Club.

These programs are cost effective and provide you and your family with peace of mind in the unfortunate event that something happens with your vehicle on the trip.

4. Make Lunch your Primary Meal

Per a post on Travel Channel, lunch prices can be 30% cheaper than the same entrees on a dinner menu. Of course you'll want to explore the variety of food and restaurant options available to you while on vacation, but consider making lunch your main meal and keeping dinner as your budget meal of the day.

5 Ways to Have More Spending Money on Your Next Vacation

There are ways you can save money when scheduling and planning, which means you'll have more money to spend while you're on your vacation.

5. Earn and Spend Rewards Points

Many credit cards, like PrimeWay's Visa card options, allow you to earn rewards points on certain types of purchases. What better way to spend those reward points than for or on your vacation? You can also use your credit card to rack up more rewards points while on vacation.

At the same time, use your card responsibly, so you don't have a pile of debt racked up when you get home! Otherwise, the cost of the debt will outweigh the rewards you've earned.

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