Money Saving Tips

5 simple ways to save money for a holiday.


Dylan Mitchell

Sun, sea, sand, sangria, and snacks – who doesn't love a holiday? We certainly do, and we'd love them even more if they were a little more affordable. It can be tricky to save your pennies for a getaway (as well as a suitcase stuffed with new clothes), but luckily, we're here to help by offering a few simple ways to save money for a holiday. 

5 tips to help you save money for a holiday.

Need a few money-saving tips to help you save up for your next holiday? Keep on reading...

  1. Make automatic savings.
  2. Pop your spare change in a jar.
  3. Sell your unwanted items. 
  4. Keep an eye out for deals.
  5. Use tastecard to live life without compromise.

Make automatic savings.

One of the best ways to guarantee you’ll actually save for your holiday is by making automatic savings. Work out where you want to go, how many people are going, when you need to pay for it, and how much it'll cost. Then treat your sunny getaway like any other bill. Set up a direct debit that automatically takes the money from your account the same day you get paid; that way, you're less likely to notice it leaving and can tweak your budget to suit. 

Another handy way to save a little bit extra: see if your bank offers automatic roundups. They make saving just as easy as spending. Every time you buy something with your card, they'll automatically round it up to the nearest pound and send the spare change to your savings account. It might only be 10p here and there, but they'll soon go towards your first beachside mojito. 

Woman holding piggy bank

Pop your spare change in a jar.

You can't beat some good old-school saving, and it doesn't get any more classic than popping your spare change into a piggy bank. As they say, "pennies make pounds", and while they probably won't add thousands to your fund, saving all your change in a jar will definitely add a little something towards your holiday (given enough time, that is). 

Woman packing clothing into a cardboard box

Sell your unwanted items.

Get rid of all your unwanted items and let Vinted, eBay, and Depop, become your best friends. The general rule is if you haven't used something in a year, get rid of it. So, work through all the old holiday clothes you've got stuffed in the back of your wardrobe (we know they're there) and see what you can sell. Even if you sell things for only £1, it'll all add up when your holiday comes around. 

Man holding credit card and using smartphone at home

Keep an eye out for deals.

You've got to save wherever and whenever you can. Be it at the supermarkets, on your commute to work, or on the holiday itself, you need to search around to make sure you bag yourself a bargain. 

If you have a date and destination in mind, sign-up for emails from travel agents, airlines, and hotels and get ready to pounce if an offer lands in your mailbox. 

Make sure you regularly clear your cookies (not the edible kind), cache, and browsing history; retailers can sneakily use their algorithms to target you with higher prices if they know what date or destination you're looking for.

Use tastecard to save without compromise.

While using tastecard won’t stop you from spending, what we do is help you carry on doing the things you love for a fraction of the cost. And that means you can continue to have fun in the run-up to your holiday without overspending.

There are so many ways you can cut costs with us that will help you save for your holiday. With discounted dining, cheaper cinema tickets, cut-price pizza delivery, and so much more, you’d be daft not to take advantage. And don’t forget our Member Perks offers, we're always adding hotel deals on there, so sign up to tastecard, have a browse at our offers, and who knows, you might just bag yourself a holiday bargain. 

Start saving with tastecard.

Now you've read our 5 simple ways to save money for a holiday, try tastecard today and enjoy 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food, cinema ticket savings, and discounts on days out. Subscribe today and enjoy discounts galore!

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