Money Saving Tips

How to save money in the summer.


Dylan Mitchell

As fun as summer can be, it’s also a great time to put some pennies aside and save for rainy days. Whatever you have planned for the future, whether it’s to buy a house, a car or pay for a holiday, you’ll need to do some saving, so why not start in the summer? Continue reading this guide from tastecard on how to save money this summer to pick up some expert tips.

Summer money saving tips.

At tastecard, we’re all about providing savings and discounts for you. Not only do we provide days out discounts for attractions all over the UK, but we want to help you with some summer money-saving tips. Check out our guide below:

  • Create a budget
  • Energy efficiency
  • Outdoor activities
  • Save on holiday costs
  • Meal planning
  • Dining out
  • Stay hydrated economically
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Create a budget.

Our first tip on how to save money this summer is by creating a budget. This is the foundation of effective financial management. Start by listing all your sources of income and your fixed expenses, such as rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, and debt repayments. Then, allocate a portion of your income for savings and discretionary spending. By having a budget in place, you can track your expenses and identify areas where you can cut back and save more money.

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Energy efficiency.

Summer often leads to increased electricity bills due to the use of fans and even air conditioning. To save on energy costs, consider keeping your windows open around the house to create a steady airflow. Additionally, keep blinds and curtains closed during the hottest parts of the day to block out sunlight and prevent your home from heating up. These simple steps can significantly lower your energy consumption and save you money.

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Outdoor activities.

Take advantage of the warm weather and explore low-cost or free outdoor activities. Plan picnics in local parks, go for hikes or bike rides on nearby trails or have a relaxing beach day. You can also organise outdoor games or sports activities with friends and family. By engaging in these inexpensive activities, you not only save money but also enjoy the benefits of being outdoors and staying active. With a tastecard subscription, you can also make huge savings on days out at major attractions.

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Save on holiday costs.

Holidays can be expensive, but with some smart planning, you can save money while still having a memorable time. Consider travelling during off-peak times when flights and accommodations tend to be cheaper. Look for deals, discounts, or rewards points for hotels and opt for budget-friendly destinations. Research and compare prices for activities, tours, and restaurants to find the most affordable options available. Some thorough research will go a long way in terms of reducing costs and getting more for your money.

Read our guide on how to save money on holiday for some extra tips and tricks.

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Meal planning.

Planning your meals in advance can help you save money on food expenses. Take advantage of the abundance of fresh, seasonal produce during the summer and incorporate them into your meal plans. Consider batch cooking and preparing meals in advance to avoid last-minute takeaways, which can be costly. Packing your own snacks and drinks when enjoying outdoor activities will also help you avoid impulse purchases and save money.

Dining out.

If you do plan on dining out, with a tastecard subscription, you can take advantage of excellent restaurant deals. All you have to do is check the app and see which restaurants are in the area you’re looking at visiting and seeing where you can save money.

Stay hydrated economically.

Staying hydrated is crucial during the hot summer months, but purchasing bottled drinks can quickly drain your bank balance. Instead, invest in a reusable water bottle and carry it with you wherever you go. Fill it up at home and refill it from water fountains, taps, or water coolers throughout the day while out and about. It not only saves you money but also reduces plastic waste.

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Start saving with tastecard.

Now you have some ideas on how to save money in the summer, you’re financially prepared for the months ahead. For even greater savings, consider downloading the tastecard app today and save even more cash with 2 for 1 meals, 50% off food, or 25% off food & drink, cinema ticket savings, and discounts on days out.

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