How To Save Money On A Gulf Shores, AL Vacation

Posted by Leland On April - 21 - 2017 0 Comment

Traveling and saving money don’t go together…or do they? If you know the tricks, you can save a bundle while vacationing at the beach or in the surrounding areas of Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Plan Ahead
If you want to avoid stepping over sun-tanners, melting in the heat or exorbitant prices, plan to go visit Gulf Shores in the offseason. May and September are perfect times to visit the area and enjoy cheaper prices on accommodations. The heat has backed down some, the water is still fantastic for wading and kayaking, and the college crowds and school children have all went back to school. Save even more and stay at a vacation rental instead of a hotel. Vacation rentals are generally cheaper and bigger so you can split the cost with a group. Some even have kitchens to cook your own meals. Starfish Vacation Rentals offers vacation homes to rent in Gulf Shores with locations close to the beach or houses big enough for the whole family.

Online Savings
Use your computer or smartphone to save money on restaurants and entertainment. A quick internet search revealed a DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen online coupon for $5 off of $40. There are so many deals like this. Sail Perdido had a whopping $25 off of any cruise! These coupons are smartphone compatible so load up and save big. Stack them with the off-season prices and you can save 50% and more. This is the perfect way to get high-priced entertainment for a next-to-nothing price.

Freebies
Business owners want customers, even in the offseason. To keep the customers coming, owners will offer freebies and complimentary offers. ‘Buy 3 nights, get 1 night free’ are popular offers from hotels. Free hot breakfast can save you a bundle, too. Try to book hotels that offer free breakfast. A family of four can save about $25 dollars a day on breakfast. Use that money for souvenirs, experiences or entertainment.

Find those coupon books in the hotel lobby and use them. Free items like shells, bracelets, and fudge are yours just for visiting the shops. Free appetizers or drinks from restaurants, buy-one-get-one-free offers and more – these books are a treasure-trove of savings.

Live big on your vacation with a little planning!

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