skip to Main Content
Ways Brits Can Save Money For A Disney Holiday…

Ways Brits can Save Money for a Disney Holiday…

Although travelling to Disney World or any other theme park in Orlando is an incredible adventure, it is very expensive. Accommodation prices, the costs of theme park tickets and travelling expenses can amount to thousands before you factor in other expenditures within the parks. This may make you wonder how you can save money for your Disney trip. Some tips that can help you enjoy that trip and have the best time include:

Keep a Savings Jar…

Savings jar are convenient as they allow to store some money at the end of every day. All you have to do is set the minimum amount and work towards putting that in every evening. For further motivation, you could use a jar that is designed with Disney themes. Such jars are available in different online stores like Amazon. You could also use a digital jar that allows you to keep track of the amount you save with time.

Skim off Cash…

Skimming is the act of taking some money from your bank accounts and putting it in the separate account for the trip. You don’t have to clean off your accounts, you can only take a few pounds. For instance, if you have £125.50 in your bank account, you can put £0.50 or £5.50 into the account for the trip.

Although it may seem like a small amount, it can go a long way when it accumulates. For instance, if you had started skimming £1 every day at the beginning of the year, you would be having at least £180.

Skimming is becoming a common act and banks are adapting to the idea. Some of them have modified their systems to help you “save the change” whenever you buy something. You could find another name for your account and use it to keep the savings.

Sacrifice one thing…

You can sacrifice one thing that you usually do even though it isn’t mandatory. Some of those things include buying lunch, buying take away coffees, ordering takeaways or using bottled water. These usually cost some amount but they are things you can do at home and save money. For example, you could make lunch and carry it and put that money towards your Disney trip. The same applies to other things mentioned above. You can make your meals and coffee at home instead of spending money buying them elsewhere. You don’t have to give up all of them, you can just choose one.

Downgrade some products on your shopping list…

You don’t have to reduce the number of your products but you can downgrade by buying non-branded products or other cheaper products. You don’t have to buy the finest quality for you to get a good product. Some of the products you can consider downgrading include bread, rice, tinned tomatoes, dishwasher tablets, crisps, and pasta. You can also buy frozen vegetables like peas instead of buying the tinned ones. Don’t forget to check out the reduced sections and pick whatever products you can buy there. If you can’t downgrade all your products, just downgrade a few. By saving £5 weekly, you could save £260 yearly.

Use Cashback Websites…

Some websites offer you a percentage of the money you spend on online purchases when you use them to reach the sites selling the products. Some of them include KidStart, Quidco and TopCashback. They help you save money on all categories of products ranging from insurance to beauty products. The money they give you is determined by the brand of the product you’re buying. It ranges from 1% to 30%. They don’t pay the cash immediately but it’s still a good way to save in the long-term.

Change Contracts…

A contract such as mobile phone contracts, home insurance, and car insurance are necessary but they are also costly. Getting alternative quotes when it’s time to renew the license can help you get the best deal. You should also save on electricity and gas by looking for the provider offering the best deal. You can use websites like uSwitch to help you find such deals. Switching contracts may take a lot of time but it is a good skill for saving money.

Sell what you don’t need…

One of the best ways to get some extra money is by selling items you no longer need online. Websites like eBay provide good platforms for such but you’ll need high valued items to make a good profit on it. There are sites like Gumtree and Facebook marketplace that you can use for free and sell any item you have. These may not give you a large audience like eBay but they are still worth trying.

If you can’t online, then you can sell from your car boot. This option may be daunting so you have to do some research and get some tips. You can also find out where to sell specific products. For instance, technological items tend to sell well.

Have “No Spending” Days…

No spending days refer to days where you only use what you already have in the house. You don’t buy anything and only use what’s already available in your fridge. Having such days will help you save up faster. Start by setting one week as your target. If you can avoid spending for a while week you can save some substantial amount.

Create Targets…

Set up a “visual presentation” of your progress. You can hang a posture and create sections for your targets for specific durations. You can then colour the markings every time you meet a goal. Seeing such a poster can be a great source of motivation for you to keep working on your goals.

Audit your cupboards and freezer…

Going through what is already available in your cupboards and freezer can help you plan for your meals weeks ahead and in turn, help you save a lot of money. You can use online resources to help you create great recipes using only what you have. For instance, you can use a website called “Super Cook” to find the recipes. You just input your available products and you get recipe suggestions.

Conclusion…

With these tips for saving money, Disney world shouldn’t be too hard to get to and have fun. you should be able to save up for a family trip or as a single person. Creating a budget can also help you come up with a proper financial plan as you’ll be able to know how much you’ll need to spend and how much you need to save.

Holly Smith

I'm Holly a Mum of 4 with a love for everything Disney & Orlando!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back To Top