Family Finance: Last minute Memorial Day travel deals
If you want to get away this Memorial Day Weekend but still haven't made any plans, it may not be too late. If you take the time to do your research you can plan a three-day getaway without breaking the bank.
If you're looking to make a quick trip over the holiday weekend the first place you need to look is online. Travel experts say if you want to find a hotel, you can still get a deal at a reduced rate if you have a small party and are willing to be flexible. Moneyallocator.com suggests trying Priceline.com, Travelocity.com, Travelzoo.com and Expedia.com to find a place to stay.
If you need last minute plane tickets, FareCompare suggests taking of advantage of the Memorial Day deals through Frontier Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
Money Allocator also suggests packing lunches and snacks to save money on your trip, instead of eating out. Also, if you use your credit card, use one that offers cash back incentives.
Lastly, if you do plan on hitting the road for your trip, the easiest way to save money is to fill up your tank as early as possible in the week. That way you can avoid the weekend price hike.
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