Travelling has become an even bigger luxury in this Cost of Living Crisis. Not only have the daily costs increased, but holiday prices are also rising. Thus, I’m sharing some tips to save money while travelling.
Too Good To Go
One of the biggest expenses when travelling is food. Especially when staying in a hotel and not having a kitchen where you can cook, you’ll probably be more likely to eat out. However, the app Too Good To Go has helped me to reduce my food expenses significantly. On the app, you can buy magic bags with food that was not sold that day. Thus, restaurants offer meals and supermarkets sell groceries at a reduced price.
Tip: Check the Too Good To Go app a few days before your holiday and save your favourite restaurants. You can also check the times the magic bags sell out as some can be gone quickly and you need to be fast when purchasing. Thus, knowing the times when the magic bags are sold out will help you getting organised.
Travel with Minimum Luggage
In the past, I used to travel with at least one small suitcase which was my hand luggage. However, you now need to pay for any suitcase when flying budget airlines. When flying Ryanair, for example, you pay an additional £29.50 per person on each flight for a 10kg suitcase. This is mostly more expensive than the flight itself. Thus, I select the value option whenever I can. Even for a week holiday in Croatia, I only travelled with a small bag-saving £59!
Tip: Last year, I bought a Ryanair-approved cabin bag which has helped me fitting in my clothes (no AD!).
Max Out Accommodation Deals & Discounts
With rising inflation, it has become difficult to find cheap accommodation. Thus, it is even more important to focus on finding accommodation deals & discounts. For example, I signed up for the All Accor membership programme. A membership does not only provide discounted rates, but you can also collect reward points which can then be converted to KLM airmiles.
If you are unable to find any discounted rates, then cashback is another way to save money on accommodation. Since moving to Scotland, I have been using Quidco* to earn cashback when booking hotels and this has allowed me to save money whenever I travel. Although you pay the full price, you receive a percentage of the total price back after a few weeks/months.
Tip: To max out deals & discounts, you can book your accommodation on the Accor website via Quidco. This way, you can get cashback AND airmiles! 😊
*If you’d like to join Quidco, you can use my referral link: https://www.quidco.com/raf/11181280/
Currently, you receive £1 when earning £10 confirmed cashback. 😊