Will you be attending Kynection on a budget? Don’t fret! We’ve got some money-saving hacks to help you get to Texas for the main event.
In this 3-part series, we'll cover planes, trains & automobiles and hotels! Check back weekly for new additions.
You’ll have to do some detective work, but there are some instances where train travel could be cheaper and technically faster than flying when you factor in arriving early to the airport, boarding, getting off the plane, etc.
It’s not a guarantee, but if you keep your eyes peeled for ticket flash sales and discount routes, you might land a honey of a deal!
Never count out a good ol’ fashioned road trip. Lots of Associates loaded into cars and buses to get to Synergy and, if their social posts are any indication, they had a blast! Some tips for keeping it cheap:
- Download the GasBuddy app to easily spot the cheapest fuel options along your route.
- Roadside dining can add up quick, so pack some snacks and travel-friendly bites to save cash.
- And, course, carpool if you can. You’ll save money and get to bond with your Kynect fam!
If you have to fly in, there are many tried-and-sometimes-true methods for booking cheap flights.
- Use Google Flights to track average prices of your trip. Google won’t always get you the lowest price, but it’ll give you an idea of what a good deal looks like.
- As a rule, it’s usually cheaper to fly out on a weekday, but not always. Do your homework with Google Flights and other trackers like Skyscanner.
- Buddy up to budget airlines! Sure, legroom may be lackluster, but you can take those cramps all the way to the bank. Just remember to take note of any restrictions the airline may have.
- Not all flight search engines are created equal. Some sites inflate their prices because they get a cut from the airlines. Take time to hunt for the best sites to maximize your savings.
One disclaimer about booking through a third-party site: Pay attention to the fine print. You’re assuming some risks by not booking directly with an airline, but if your travel plans are solid and straightforward, you should be good.
Save for a Rainy Day
Some of us are expert budgeters, some of us…not so much. If you’re open to cutting spending, there are plenty of resources to help you concoct a savings plan. Mint is a great tool to help you get started. If you’re not into the idea of tightening the purse strings, consider a savings app like Qapital that makes it incredibly simple to put back cash for a specific goal.