Summer’s here, and all you want to do is get away.
And whether you’re looking to grab a trusty pair of hiking boots and hit the trails, planning a trip with the whole family, or dreaming of the perfect honeymoon, there are so many choices of places to go.
While the world is technically your oyster, your vacation destination is obviously at the mercy of your budget.
Thankfully, it is possible to find the perfect trip at a price that works best for you and your wallet.
There are lots of travel websites offering amazing deals, but it is important to be cautious. If a deal seems too good to be true, make sure you’re not getting scammed before sending any payments.
To learn how to find a great vacation deal online, watch this video.
From cheaper gas to buying toilet paper in bulk to the $1.50 hotdog and drink combo, Costco members love the benefits of their wholesale store membership offers.
What they might not realize is that Costco also offers its members travel deals.
Costco Travel has special deals on vacations, including Disney theme parks, African safaris, and family-friendly trips to destinations in the US or abroad.
Groupon has travel deals for destinations around the world, whether you’re looking for a romantic trip, an all-inclusive vacation, or a getaway for under $99.
You can also refine your search based on location and reviews.
Before booking, make sure you read the fine print to see if there are any blackout dates or exclusions that aren’t included in the price.
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Many people use their credit cards to pay for their vacations, but these cards can also provide some pretty sweet perks and deals on travel.
Check your credit card’s website to see what offers they have on things like rental cars and travel insurance.
If your card offers reward points, see if you can redeem those to use toward your trip!
The website Rakuten is known for cashback shopping but also has a range of travel deals and offers.
If you’re not interested in a package deal, they have tons of websites that offer cashback for your trip, including airlines, Groupon, rental cars, and websites to buy luggage.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Cheap vacations: 4 unexpected places for affordable online deals