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Money Saving Tips: Before You Go
A holiday in Florida is the best; no doubt about that. if you can also make your spending money go further, so much the better.
The savings can start before you go. Of course you are going to plump for a villa which aside from giving you great savings is a FAR better experience. Use these links on this site to get the best selection of verified homes.
In the early days we used to stay in hotels and just use our room to sleep in; your spacious home will be a pleasure to spend time in and save on entertainement. Your private pool will be so relaxing to swim in and take meals on the deck.
Fixing the odd meal in saves a fortune and you will also be able to make a picnic and take out cold drinks. A good tip is to freeze some plastic bottles of water and take them with you. By the time you are ready for a drink they will be delightfully chilly.
Next pre book your park tickets from these are hard tickets which will also save you queueing http://www. park-tickets. com. Get round a table and discuss which parks you all want to visit and then use the site to garner more details.
Car hire can be booked at any time and we use the car hire company on this site. This a a competitive rate and truly fully inclusive. In the early days we used to take the supposedly free car that came with a flight and then find that the extras to pay when picking up our car came to more than the cost of booking our own car.
While on the subject of car hire think very carefully before you accept an upgrade at collection. If you have chosen with care at time of booking you may not need it. You can also bargain with the salesman if you do decide to go for an upgrade.
Next use your homeowner; they are full of knowledge and hints and tips and can point you in the right direction.
Next; do not pack too much. You will not need smart clothes unless you are going to very upscale restaurants and you will also have a laundry in your rental home.
You will also want to take advantage of their cheap clothes in the shops. This is particularly relevant to sports wear and designer clothes.
You can click onto the websites of the various malls and may print out coupons or go to customer services when you are there
You can book all your extras spread over time which will be less painfull on the wallet.
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Page added on: 1 April 2009
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