9. If you have to fly somewhere for the holidays to visit family, make sure you pay less for your ticket. Check online for seat sales, buy your ticket early, and fly mid-week if that’s a possibility. If you’re flying to the States, it may be worth driving to the nearest American airport and flying domestically from there — look into that option — you may save hundreds of dollars and get a more direct flight, as is often the case.
10. Save money on gas. You may find yourself driving all over town and nearby towns visiting friends, attending events and doing shopping. Try to plan your trips to consolidate your nearby stops into one trip. Watch the pump prices and fill up when it’s cheap, and consider public transportation if it’s convenient enough and will save money over gas and parking costs.
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