How to Save Money for your Summer Holiday

This year, make sure you have your best holiday yet with our easy-to-use money saving hacks.

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Make a Money Saving Jar

Budgeting can be hard, but if you make a visual reminder of how much you need to save each month with a money saving jar it will be so much easier.

Save a Little Bit Extra Without Noticing

Check your bank account online every few days and transfer the cents amount into your savings each time. So if you have €72.79, transfer the 79 cents. You won’t notice the difference, but it will build up over time and you’ll have a bit of extra spending money for your getaway.

Pay in Cash to Help Keep Track of your Spending

Stop paying with your debit card. If you take cash out daily, you will be far more aware of how much you are spending. Plus, all the spare change will add up in your money saving jar.

Use an App to Keep Track

If you need an easy way to keep on top of what you’re saving, download the free version of the Savings Goal app. Add your goals and how much you’ve recently saved to the app and it will give your total savings, and how much further you have to go to reach your target.

Cook All Your Meals Yourself

Limit meals out, stop getting takeaways and start cooking at home. Head to Tesco Recipes for thousands of inspiring ideas.

Sell Things Online

You’d be amazed at what people want to buy online. Declutter your home and collect any clothes, gadgets, phones, or even small things like Christmas decorations that you no longer want, and sell them online on a second hand website. Even with the fees you have to pay, you can still make some extra cash towards your trip.

Buy Birthday Presents That are Holiday-Friendly

If you have family birthdays between now and your week away, buy presents that they need for the holiday. This way you won’t need to stock up on swimming costumes, travel toiletries and beach balls nearer the time.

Cut Down on Monthly Outgoings

Give up expensive memberships, such as the gym. You can exercise at home for free or make walking a regular part of your day. Being more active will also mean you won’t need to have the heating on so much, saving you money on utility bills at the same time.