How to Save on Holiday Travel


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET How to Save on Holiday Travel


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Join our #CreditChat every Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. This week, the community shared some great tips on saving during holiday travel. ex.pn/holidaytravel


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET What are the expenses you need to think about when traveling this holiday season?


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If you’re traveling with presents and want to wrap them ahead of time, ship them to your destination. Leah Ingram @suddenlyfrugal #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Transportation, food, lodging, and getting your presents there. Paul Moyer @SavingFreak #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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The usual - car rentals, flights, gas. But don’t forget hotel rooms, food and airline fees. Debbi King @DebbiKing #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Watch for last-minute Christmas gifts that you might feel tempted to buy. Tonya Rapley, CFEI @MyFabFinance #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Baggage fees are a real drain on the wallet! Last year, airlines racked in $3.5 billion through these fees. Robert Harrow @robert_harrow #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET When is the best time to start looking for travel deals and where?


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For flying, eight weeks out is prime, but you can still get good deals up to five weeks out. Paul Moyer @SavingFreak #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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My favorite tool to use is the Google flight calendar grid, especially if your dates are flexible. Tonya Rapley, CFEI @MyFabFinance #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Book airfares on a Tuesday, deals seem to be lower. Also, Southwest Airlines offers great freebies. KOFE @KOFETIME #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Use websites like Skyscanner and Kayak to find the best deals on flights. Also, purchase your tickets on Tuesday or Wednesday. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Clear your cookies every time. Debbi King @DebbiKing #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET How do you decide the best form of travel for your family?


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Figure out what’s best for your family situation. If you have a lot of kids, then a lot of plane tickets might not make sense. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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It depends on where you’re going, but if it’s domestic, nothing beats Amtrak for travel with a toddler. Mina Ennin Black @WealthwithMina #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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If you travel with family, try to take advantage of airline companion tickets. Some credit cards even give them out as perks. Robert Harrow @robert_harrow #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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For college students, carpool with friends who live in the same city. Megabus and Greyhound are good, cheap options as well. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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It’s based on how much time we have to travel. For longer trips, we consider driving. If it is a quick turnaround, we fly. Tonya Rapley, CFEI @MyFabFinance #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET Would you consider getting an airline credit card that rewards you with miles? Pros/cons?


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As long as you’re responsible with the card, sure! Bonus if there are no foreign transactions fees and a microchip. Miriam Cross @MiriamSCross #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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I have the American Airlines card, and I enjoyed the waived checked bag fee. Tonya Rapley, CFEI @MyFabFinance #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Only get an airline credit card if the rewards you get from it make up for the annual fee - think of the long-term costs. Robert Harrow @robert_harrow #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Only if you can pay it off and in full every month. That way you receive the maximum benefits from the card. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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It all depends on how much you travel! An air miles card might be better because they offer a variety of perks. Payoff @payoff #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET How can you save on food when traveling?


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Save on travel food by booking a hotel room with a kitchen, so you can cook some meals there. KOFE @KOFETIME #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Try and cook as much as you can, or make things that you can take on the road. The grocery store is your best friend. Payoff @payoff #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Prepare meals before the trip. That way, you don’t stop for fast food and the food is likely healthier. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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We always look for “kids eat free” restaurants. I have a huge list on my site. Paul Moyer @SavingFreak #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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If driving, pack sandwiches, wraps, snacks and bring the cooler. Tonya Rapley, CFEI @MyFabFinance #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET What are some frugal ways to keep kids entertained on long flights/car rides?


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Books from the library, travel games and coloring pages. Debbi King @DebbiKing #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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If you have an iPad, then there are a multitude of free games and apps to keep them entertained on the car trip. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Bring some fun games, make sure to check your local . thrift store to stock up before the trip! Payoff @payoff #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Travel Scrabble, Bananagrams, cards; treat them to one comic book or magazine at the airport. Miriam Cross @MiriamSCross #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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YouTube videos on repeat are a sanity saver. Mina Ennin Black @WealthwithMina #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET How can you save on lodging when traveling?


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Stay with family or friends! Ashley Jacobs @wisebread #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Use the bidding process on Priceline. You are leaving money on the table if you aren’t using it. Paul Moyer @SavingFreak #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Rent out a home on HomeAway or Airbnb to split among family and friends. Miriam Cross @MiriamSCross #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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If traveling with family, try to get a suite/multi-bedroom to share the cost. Or borrow/rent a friend’s timeshare. KOFE @KOFETIME #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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See if you can stay with family or friends. Otherwise, look at sites like Kayak, Priceline and other such sites. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET What are some financial emergencies you can encounter when traveling? How can you be prepared?


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Be prepared for travel financial emergencies. Carry enough extra cash and two days of extra clothes in case your flight gets cancelled. KOFE @KOFETIME #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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If you booked your vacation with a credit card, you can use travel insurance to help pay for emergencies or cancelled flights. Robert Harrow @robert_harrow #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Review your credit card benefits, you might be surprised what it covers in the event of emergencies for rentals or luggage. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Lost luggage, car accident, the list goes on. Make sure to have a copy of your passport and some extra cash on hand. Payoff @payoff #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Car troubles! That’s why we have AAA. Also, Geico has roadside assistance. Leah Ingram @suddenlyfrugal #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET How do you safely and securely manage your finances when traveling?


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When you travel, you’re on vacation, not your wallet. It’s easy to overspend when having fun, so set a budget and stick to it. Robert Harrow @robert_harrow #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Use credit instead of debit on your bank card so you are covered for fraud. Debbi King @DebbiKing #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Use a credit card that has great fraud protection and always have a budget for every item on the travel list. Paul Moyer @SavingFreak #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Create a holiday budget. Plan out your expenses and look for deals to save money on your holiday expenses. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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For safe travel finances, use traveler’s checks, prepaid debit cards with a set amount to control your budget and only take what is needed! KOFE @KOFETIME #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET Any final tips for holiday travelers?


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Don’t forget to have fun and remember what matters most, spending time with the people you love! Payoff @payoff #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Take the time to plan your holiday. Using the right credit cards to pay or booking at the right time can save you hundreds. Robert Harrow @robert_harrow #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Safeguard your home while away. Spend less time worrying and more time having fun. Payoff @payoff #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Remember how important your time is this holiday season. That gift is more important than any monetary gift. CARE @care4yourfuture #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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Make your home look “lived in” while away (stop paper, mail), have someone shovel walk and put your lights on timers to avoid theft. Leah Ingram @suddenlyfrugal #CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET


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#CreditChat Wednesdays | 3 p.m. ET Check out all the resources and tips shared: ex.pn/holidaytravel


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