My tip is to create a Travel Account then fund it with rebates, cashback rewards, coupon savings, discounts, and refunds.
The photo is our granddaughter and me in a New York City limo on our way to see The Lion King on Broadway. The photo, taken 15 years ago, marks our first trip to NYC with the first of 10 grandchildren we have taken to New York City for a 4-day weekend on their 13th birthdays.
All of these trips have been paid for by saving the frequent shopper rewards at grocery stores, home goods stores, pharmacy—anywhere I get a discount, I have saved it; along with any refunds that come in the mail from any source, and the change from our pockets.
Each trip, which costs about $3,000, has brought us (and them) so much joy. We reminisce about our trip with each of them whenever we’re together.