Planning a trip to Canada
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- Published on Sunday, 22 September 2019 22:43
- Last Updated on 28 November 2019
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If you’ve already planned to go to Canada for your holidays, chances are you’ve already thought about setting money aside for it. Canada is full to the brim of exciting things to do, great places to go and by clicking here you’ll see some great places to stay.
Set Yourself a Budget
Whether you plan to head to the Canadian Rockies, Toronto or anywhere else in Canada, you’ll need to make sure you have enough money. Not only will you need to pay for your flights and accommodation you’ll also need some spending money. If you set yourself a budget you’re more likely to achieve those money-saving goals.
Set yourself a budget now and make sure you cut back on buying anything you don’t need. Setting yourself a budget can ensure that you have more cash to spend while you’re in Canada.
You might also want to think about transferring money into a savings account. For example, you could put $100 in the account every money for the next 6 months. You’ll have saved $600 by the time you fly to Canada which means you’ll have more money to spend on souvenirs.
Find the Cheapest Flights
Some flights to one of the friendliest countries on earth can be quite expensive. Other flights might not cost quite so much, it all depends on where you fly from and when you fly. For example, flights from your nearest airport might cost a lot more than flights from another airport. In addition to this, flights that leave on a Friday or Saturday, for example, could cost more than mid-week flights.
Do your research, find the cheapest flights available, you never know you could save a few hundred dollars. You might also want to take a look at the flights that will bring you back home. Flying in the early hours of the morning or late at night could save you even more money.
Cancel Those Television and Magazine Subscriptions
While it’s nice to have a lot of choices when it comes to watching television most of us tend to watch the same channels. Think about how many television subscriptions you have and cut back on one or two of them. You could save yourself at least $10 every month.
The same can be said for those magazine subscriptions. If you don’t tend to read the magazines you’re sent why not end the subscription? Again, you could save a bit of cash.
Stop Eating Out and Buying Takeaways
While it’s always nice to eat out and/or indulge in a takeaway the cost can soon mount up. Try to cut back or cut out your takeaways and meals out. You could end up saving yourself at least $50 every month. The money you save could be spent on some tasty meals out while you’re in Canada, making those meals even more special.
Instead of eating out and buying takeaways consider making meals from scratch. Not only are they likely to be so much cheaper but they could even taste better. Brush up on your cooking skills and save money for your time in Canada.
Make a Shopping List
Do you ever go grocery shopping without taking a list with you? If you do, chances are you’ll end up spending more money than you planned. This is where you could save yourself even more money. Take a shopping list with you each time you go out and make sure you stick to that list. If you’re tempted to spend more than you should just remember why you’re being strict with yourself. The less money you spend now, the more you’ll have when you reach Canada.
Rent your Spare Room Out
If you want to make a lot of cash so you have even more to spend on your vacation there is something you can do. Rent out your spare room to someone who needs a place to stay. Charging them at least a few hundred dollars every month can make a world of difference to your bank account.
If you live near a city you might find that there are plenty of professionals out there who are looking for a place to lay their head at night.
The money that you make from renting out the room could pay for your flights, your villa or ensure you have a lot of spending money.
Look for More Work
Have you considered looking for more work? You could take on a seasonal or a part-time job and earn a bit of extra cash this way. If you already have a job consider working a few more hours each week. While you might not like the idea of working a little more the extra money could make sure you have enough money for your Canadian vacation.
If you work hard to save money chances are you will. You just need to know where to make those savings and stick to your savings plan. Start saving money as soon as you can because the earlier you save the more money you’ll have. This will ultimately mean you can have a great time while you’re in Canada. You won’t have to worry quite so much about having enough cash to do all those things you wanted to. Use the above tips to help you save for your Canadian holiday so you have a great time away.
Head of Partnership and operations at the London Mums magazine. Laura is responsible for the strategic business identification, performance delivery, partnerships’ implementation. She leads the influencers’ team, with particular focus to the travel industry. She speaks 5 languages and takes delight in scratching off her world map (next visit in Route 66th country!). Most importantly: Laura is London mums magazine number one supporter!