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7 money saving secrets for your Winter break

Friday 12 October 2018

With Summer now officially behind us and the holiday season fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to look at getting some Winter sun and enjoy some quality time with loved ones. 

To help you save money for you and your family, Vanquis Bank have given us some exclusive tips you can use when arranging your Winter break! 

Check out the best deals online  
Before booking your Winter break, makes rue that you are getting the best deal possible for yourself. There are many great comparison websites, which can help you save money and get a great deal. 

Clear your browser cache and cookies 

When planning a holiday, most people look up the price of a flight on comparison websites or airline sites several times before they make a booking.
Then when they finally click through to check out, they may notice the price has risen.
“Airlines and booking sites can record your browser history by installing cookies on browsers, meaning they can compare their price with what you have viewed previously and bump up the price as they see fit,” the Revolut team explained.
To avoid this, clear your browser cache and cookies and turn on private browsing before you go window shopping on airlines or booking sites, they advised.

Consider taking an indirect flight

If you don’t mind hanging around for a few hours, and entertain the kids  (we suggest packing books, I-pads and other things to keep the family entertained)– you can make a great saving. In addition to saving money, you can even see the stop over as a bonus because you get to see another place.

Pack lots of snacks

Pre pack some healthy snacks for the family before you head off. 
This not only helps you to save money at airport lounges, but when you get to your destination too. Knowing you have some healthy snacks to hand can also help you to avoid any potential grumpiness whilst travelling as well! 

Eat in at least once a day

Many restaurants offer lunch specials where items on the dinner menu are offered for a fraction of the cost you’d pay for the same meal in the evening. If you can, pop to a local supermarket and stock up on food items for your room, you’ll save a lot of money and time that you can use to sight see or relax! 


If you're going down the hotel route, always check for special family deals, from discounted rates to free meals for children; many international chains offer these. Most hotels and guesthouses provide breakfast, but unless it's included in the room rate, it's often a waste of money for children, particularly if they only eat a piece of bread or a bowl of cereal. If breakfast isn't included, try asking for 'complimentary' ones for the children. 

Buy excursions online before you head off

Pre-booking holiday activities can not only save you the hassle of purchasing tickets abroad, but you can also take advantage of special offers that are only available online.  It would be a smart idea to do your due diligence and check that the website is credible. Be security conscious and check if they have a review page. Better yet, snoop online and look whether they have been mentioned on Trip advisor.