There have been so many outdoor events and concerts happening all over North America that I haven’t been able to sit still very long.
And instead of letting any of them all pass me by I recently took my ‘pocket change’, that has been building up over the past few years, and dropped it into TD’s (free for clients) Coin Counter.
The result? A new budget to travel with! (And a sore shoulder from toting it all to the branch)…
But I’m frugal and always looking for a way to save a buck so I can stretch out my finances. The more I save, the more I can travel.
So to help you too, I’m going to share 6 tips & tricks that’ll help make your money last the longest!
Not every city has Uber service, but for those that do, UberPool allows you to book a car service and split the cost with your random back seat mates who are heading in the same direction.
Skip pricy parking and the long walk; get dropped right outside the entrance!
Connect to wifi and take your chances.
This past Saturday, I ended up standing outside of Radio City in NY watching the prices fall on last minute concert tickets to see Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga.
With a little patience and luck, I scored a $400 orchestra level ticket for $100! And I still had money to buy a drink.
Outdoor concerts and I’m NOT camping.
Thankfully a friend recently introduced me to an app called HotelTonight.
Create an account, log on the morning of your stay and set your ‘how fancy am I’ parameters.
Hotels who are looking to dump their cushy rooms they’ve been hoarding will massively discount thier price last minute.
You can only book one night at a time, but often, the same hotel will come up the following night should you need to stay longer.
The upside of switching hotels? You’ll get to discover a new area and you can be assured your sheets are crisp & fresh.
4. Save for it!
This is simple advice; start a secondary savings account and make payments to it like a bill.
A TFSA is the way to go so you don’t pay taxes on the interest. (TD has a some great online budgeting tools that can help guide you)
$50 works out to be $1300 in a year if you’re paid bi-weekly.
No matter how much I save, the money-well dries up now and again, then it’s time to ‘sing for my supper’!
Large events and festivals are always in need of great volunteers. And if you’re willing to lend a helping hand, you might be rewarded with a free ticket.
Not wanting to volunteer the day of the event? Think of your skills that might benefit the planners in advance and make them an offer.
#6 Know FAB!
I’m always giving away passes and tickets for exciting events. But because I don’t always know ALL that’s happening, this time I’m giving away cash!
That’s right! My friends at TD Canada Trust were so excited to hear what I was saving all my coins for that they told me they wanted to share the summer love!
Now with so many great events this summer, I want to make sure I don’t miss any… So comment below and tell me what you’re most looking forward to this summer and I’ll randomly pick 1 comment to award a $250 prepaid card to!
It’s that simple!
Hope some of these tips (and a possible windfall) will help ease your financial summer cost and allow you to stretch your dollar, Fab style!
See you out there!
Mr. Fab tips & tricks