Secret Summer Savings Hacks to Help You Plan the Perfect Getaway

Planning a dream vacation can be expensive. Here's how to get away without breaking the bank.

Summer is here, and everyone wants to take a fun-filled vacation— but that can be expensive.

Fortunately, RetailMeNot's shopping and trends expert Sara Skirboll has some secret summer savings hacks to help you plan that dream trip and not break the bank. 

"Take advantage of 'locals only' pricing," Skirboll said. "Lots of museums and special attractions in your city offer discounts specifically for residents."

Doing so can help you save anywhere from $40 to $200 per attraction, according to Skirboll.

Taking advantage of credit card offers can help you save an estimated $500 to $1,000 a year, as well. 

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"Use a credit card that allows you to score free round-trip flights and hotel stays," said Skirboll. "Also see if your credit card offers a free concierge service that can book hard-to-get dinner reservations and access to prime seats at a sporting event or show."

Finally, Skirboll recommends always keeping an eye out for coupons before buying anything.

"To save time and money, install the new RetailMeNot Genie browser extension," Skirboll said. "It does all the work for you, finding coupon codes and cash back offers for hundreds of your favorite stores like Macy’s and Kohl’s, then applies the deals right at checkout for instant savings! More time on the beach!"

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