When you’re budgeting for a family, there isn’t always much room for manoeuvre. If there isn’t any extra cash in your budget, a family vacation is hard to save for. If you’re very strict with yourself all year round, you can probably manage it, but the best way to easily save for a vacation is to earn a little extra money on top of your existing income. There are plenty of different ways that you can bring in some cash to add to your vacation fund without eating into your daily routine too much.
Cashback Credit Cards
If you’re using a credit card regularly, you could be making it work for you. There are loads of credit card deals that offer cash back on some purchases. If yours doesn’t, then you’re missing out for no reason. Some of the best deals offer you 5% back on everything that you spend but you won’t always get a rate that good. Lots of them are limited time only offers as well so if you want to get the best deals, you’ll need to shop around regularly and change to another deal if necessary.
It’s not the safest way to earn money, but if you’re careful, downloading an app like the one from Unibet to play lotto games could make you a lot of cash. Your chances of winning aren’t great but it’s also cheap to enter so the risks balance themselves out. You don’t have to win the jackpot to get enough money together for a holiday so it’s always worth playing. As long as you are only playing occasionally, it’s a good way to get some quick money together for a vacation.
Sell Old Clothes
Everybody’s got a closet full of old clothes that they’ll never wear again. They’re just taking up space so you might as well turn them into something useful. Cash for clothes companies will pay you by the kilo for all of your unused clothes. They don’t give you that much for them but if you aren’t going to wear them anyway, you might as well kill two birds with one stone and get rid of them, and make a bit of money for your family vacation fund at the same time. Some people have been scammed by online sites that haven’t paid for the clothes that they’ve been sent so always be wary, and try to use a company with a physical premises if possible.
When companies are developing new products, they always need feedback from the public, and they’re willing to pay for it. Being a member of a focus group is a really easy way to get some extra money, without having to do much at all. Most of the time, they’ll invite you in and have you try a new product, then ask you a few questions about it. Most agencies only let you do one or two every year but they pay well so it’s worth doing.
Most of these things only bring in a small amount of cash but combine them all and you’ll soon have enough saved up for a great family vacation.