Buy-havior Travel Report: smart holiday travel tips
By Laurence MacNaughton
This year, most Americans plan to spend $500 or less on holiday travel. Although many travelers are going to spend the holidays with family and friends, a third of them admitted that they’d rather escape to a tropical paradise if they could. (Click here to see the infographic.)
No matter where you’re going this holiday season, follow these handy tips to save the most money.
Avoid the crowds: travel on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Think about it: if you’re trying to avoid the rush at the mall, when is the absolute worst time to go? Evenings and weekends. Because everyone else is doing the same thing. Even finding a parking space seems impossible.
Well, the same thing is true for the airlines. Fewer people travel during work days, especially Tuesday through Thursday. So that’s the best time to go, if you want to avoid the rush.
Don’t stand in line – go online
Online shopping is convenient at home, but it’s twice as convenient when you’re traveling. Just shop ahead of time and have your gifts sent directly to your destination. Some merchants even offer gift wrapping.
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Earn Cash Back on airfare, rental car and hotel, too
Believe it or not, you can earn Cash Back rewards when you book through ShopAtHome.com. Just imagine how those savings could add up. (Hint: they add up fast.)
This holiday, don’t spend too much on travel. Save with ShopAtHome.com, and use that extra cash to give a gift that really counts.
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