5 Ways to Save Money When Booking Holidays Abroad | AD

*This post is in collaboration with VouchaCodes

We are currently searching for ways to save money on our summer holiday next year, which will be our first holiday abroad with the children. Whilst I’m scouring online for holiday deals I am also putting some of my money saving tips into practice.

5 Ways to Save Money When Booking Holidays Abroad

1 – Cashback – Use websites like Quidco to get cashback on your holiday booking from most major travel retailers. Cashback varies from site to site and often doesn’t work in conjunction with any other offer but in the past we have saved around £100 on a holiday booking just by clicking through Quidco first.

2 – Voucher Codes – Use codes from websites such as VouchaCodes to get a discount on your booking – from a percentage to a discount per traveller. All codes have different terms and conditions so make sure you follow the instructions to get the best possible discount.

3 – Free/Discounted Child Places – Many holiday companies offer free child places or children travel for £1. It’s worth checking which hotels/travel dates offer these discounts as it could save you literally £100’s on an average holiday price.

4 – Be Flexible – If you can travel on different dates or from a different airport then travel costs can vary massively. We always like to travel from London Gatwick or Heathrow however Luton or Stansted are often cheaper and although we’d need to make travel arrangements to/from those airports we would generally save more overall.

5 – Make use of Credit Cards – Although I would never advise getting into debt to go on holiday, if you have the funds to pay for your holiday anyway then it may be worth paying for it on a credit card and then paying it off in full straight away. Many credit cards offer cashback, airmiles or other rewards for using them and when paying for an expensive holiday those rewards can really add up – always be aware of any credit card charges though as some travel agents do charge a fee when paying by credit card.

So there you go, my top tips for savings money on holidays. Be flexible and book with a free child place where possible, use voucher codes and cashback sites where possible and if you can pay using a reward credit card to really max out the benefits.

What would be your top tip for saving money on holidays?

5 Ways to Save Money When Booking Holidays Abroad

*This post is in collaboration with VouchaCodes

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2 Comments

  1. October 14, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    I totally agree with Quidco. Even if you get £20 back when booking, its better in your pocket for treats at the airport. Also good to be flexible. We saved over £500 when we went to Florida because we flew on a Tuesday rather than the weekend. Its also good to know the best time to book flights. We recently booked flights with Easyjet on the day they were released. We paid £325 for 4 of us return to Greece. I have just checked now and the same flights are £522 x

  2. Bogna
    December 30, 2015 / 11:38 pm

    Wow Donna, you really do your homework! I’m well impressed! Thanks for the tips, I shall look at them closely from now on! Xxxxx

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