Are you planning a break free from stress? But upon booking your air tickets and hotel room, you lack funds. So how can you save for it?
Do you want to save up on your plane ticket and hotel accommodation? You must be clever enough to know the simple ways to cut fees without sacrificing comfort.
It seems that nobody books flight directly with the airlines nowadays. Instead, most Singaporeans use flight booking sites. While this is a great idea, remember to browse for tickets and even hotel accommodation in incognito mode. Also, do not forget to deny cookies. This way, the site will not see your preferred destination.
If you plan to go overseas three to six months from now, it is best to get a credit card to earn air miles on every purchase you make. It does not have to be connected to travelling. You can earn miles with dining, groceries and even clothes. After half a year, you could have accumulated enough miles for a free ticket, an upgrade, or a discount.
Budget airlines and airline promos are pretty tempting. But, these can easily turn into baits if you do not read the fine prints. Know the airline restrictions and the penalties it comes with them should you fail to comply. For example, many flyers pay more because they forget to check the luggage dimensions (weight and height) rules. Or when they fail to book their baggage online. Take note that baggage booking can cause way less if you book it online ahead of time.
Also, you must know if you are booking a refundable ticket. In case you need to cancel, can you get back your money? The same applies to your hotel accommodation. Some hotels will require a downpayment. Check if you can refund this before booking the room.
After booking your room, use Dreamcheaper to help you find a better deal. Send your hotel booking details through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Dreamcheaper will continuously scan the booking, hotel, and budget sites for a cheaper deal. You will get a notification. Once you have given your permission, Dreamcheaper will cancel your previous booking and make the new one for you. Then, it will continue searching for a better deal.
Are you the type of person who gets annoyed by many promotional emails in your personal email? It does not want to miss affordable deals. But then, you are better off with a new email address.
Create an email address, especially for marketing emails from booking sites, airline websites and other budget deals from other sites. You can sort out the deals in this email and mark the ones you think are helpful for you.