Memorial Day weekend is the official start of beach season. And while May is a bit early to hit the sale racks in search of cheap beach gear, there are still bargains to be had. Here are some deals...
Spring cleaning is in high gear for many. Donate unwanted items to a local thrift store or shop for bargains to fill out your wardrobe. Start planning for an inexpensive international summer trip, or...
In seemingly no time at all, another school year will have ended. Non-working students can celebrate the freedom with a do-nothing vacation or an interactive learning experience. With deadlines fast...
Going international can turn an otherwise banal summer vacation into a lifelong memory. But is there such a thing as cheap international travel -- especially in a place like Europe, where the exchange...
It's officially spring and retailers are preparing for warm weather and hotter sales. In April you'll find deals on everything from laptops to travel, as well as some March deals on winter gear...
With Easter on the calendar for next Sunday, get ready with homemade Easter decorations. Entertain your guests with a jamming new home theater system. Take some time to plan for a cheap summer family...
It might be too late to book spring break tickets to the Bahamas, but forgoing a big trip will certainly save you money, and you and your family don't have to travel to an exotic location to have fun.
Spring may still be a few weeks away but if you're a first-class budgeter you know that snaring summer vacation deals means planning ahead. Between flights, car rentals, and lodging, the relatively...
Nearly everybody enjoys traveling. But the planning and spending? Not so much.
As the saying goes, there's an app for that. In fact, there are several free travel apps for iPhones, iPads,
In many areas across the U.S., there's a ski slope nearby. But local doesn't always mean affordable. Ski resorts often charge $100 for an adult lift ticket, and that's just for the daytime activity.
Taxes, taxes, taxes. Tax deadlines can creep up before you realize so it's best to start filing sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, pick up a few tips to counter the sting of the 2013 payroll tax increase.
Wintery weather may linger for a while in many parts of the country but spring is just around the corner. Now's the perfect moment to look for spring break deals.
Delight in fall's color showcase with your two little ones comfortably seated in a double stroller or opt for a cheap fall getaway with family and friends.
Fall is one of the best times of year to travel. The season arrives after the busy summer travel months and before the holiday travel rush. Moreover, much of the U.S. is swathed in breathtaking landscapes...
Dad may say he doesn't need anything for Father's Day, but that doesn't mean a thoughtful gift won't mean a lot to him. If you're having trouble finding something that won't end up at the bottom of...
June is here and has brought with it even more deals on warm-weather purchases, from vacations to dehumidifiers. Check out what's been going on at Cheapism this week.
Father's Day, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts in the month of June. You'll find June sales on things like gym memberships, as well as continuing discounts on some of the best...
Groupon is promoting this summer's Camp Groupon in Chicago--get the fun and activities of camp without the curfew... and with much nicer rooms. It's an all-expenses paid weekend in Chicago (with lots
It's about that time of year when all manner of advertisements trumpeting budget vacation ideas become too loud to ignore. After months of working hard, you may be eager to get away for a while. There...
The school year is coming to a close, and whether you're marking the occasion with gifts for teachers and grads or preparing for summer with some beach gear and a new pair of shades, Cheapism has you...
Memorial Day is fast approaching -- although maybe not fast enough for those planning to enjoy a long weekend at the seashore. To pass the time between you and the beach, check out this roundup of low-cost...
Summer is ideal for getaways, both short and long. But the rising costs of airfare have made cheap summer travel a thing of the past. Still, there are plenty of ways to get your travel fix at a price...
It's officially spring and retailers are preparing for warm weather and hotter sales. Find deals on everything from TVs to travel during April. Keep in mind that March deals on winter seasonal...
With weddings, proms, and (finally!) summer vacations all around the corner, our bloggers have been hard at work to make sure you get the most for your money. In addition, a full update of our buying...
If you're already on the hunt for cheap summer vacation ideas, you're a step ahead: Smart travelers know that scoring the best deals means starting their research early. And with spring already here,
If the weather outside is getting you down, this week at Cheapism we offered a lot for you to look forward to. From a fully updated guide to cheap cruises to new blogs with summer vacation and carry-on...
Although Presidents' Day proved to be one of the best shopping days of the year, no need to worry if you missed it. We're still finding great deals for you, including the best times and places to shop...
It may seem as if everyone is jetting off to warm, far-off destinations for spring break: Cancun, Mazatlan, Hawaii, Disneyland, Ft. Lauderdale. But for those on a tight budget, there are alternative...
It's almost time for spring break. The sun is higher in the sky, the holidays are a distant memory, and we're getting ready for a break -- from winter, from work, and from school. Don't let a tight...
On the off chance that you're shopping for a digital photo frame and your budget is tight, you probably want to know: what's the cheapest digital photo frame? The answer, based on our research, depends...
Here are some frugal stories we're reading:
Taking a long trip? Unplug your bills (MSN Money)
The Frugal Traveler: Tips for navigating the teen sports circuit (Orlando Sentinel)
Here are some money saving stories we're reading:
With summer officially upon us, you're likely plotting to stretch out on the sand and dip your toes in the surf as soon as you possibly can. With some cheap beach towels and a few other accessories,
Here are some money saving stories were reading:
Easy steps to help you meet savings goals (Guampdn.com)
Fabulous & Frugal: How to stay cool while saving energy (The Commercial...
Theme park season is almost upon us, and the frugalsphere is buzzing with tips to help you find cheap amusement park tickets. These include using the Magic Your Way ticketing program for Disney World...
If you're looking for a cheap Washington, D.C. vacation, it'll be easier than you think. The capitol city is one with a lot of free museums and landmarks to fill your stay with substance while you save. An... Read more on Azcentral.com »
TripAdvisor has just launched its new Windows phone cheap travel app. And when we say cheap, we mean its free. AppModo.com says the app lets Windows Phone 7 users look up TripAdvisor's 45 million... Read more on appmodo »
The Chicago Tribune wants to send people on cheap Colorado vacations. Its recent travel guide includes recommendations for flights, food, and shopping. The story's Virginia-based writer... Read more on The Chicago Tribune »
London is officially one of the most expensive cities in the world. Many frugal-minded folks heading to the British Isles can certainly benefit from some cheap London vacation tips. A New York Read more on The New York Times »
CheapAirportParking.org is a site that lets you search for cheap airport parking in the hub out of which you're flying. The site works much like an online flight search: you put in your arrival...
Are cheap European vacations on your mind? It will come as little surprise that the countries offering the best travel deals are the ones with the worst economies. Greece, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal... Read more on Huffington Post »
Ever had to walk through duty free at the airport to get to your gate? It's often like a zoo, with people stocking up on liquor, candy, and souvenirs they believe to be cheaper than anything they could've... Read more on CNN »
Paris seems the place of indulgence, from the wine to the cheese to the fashion. Doing a cheap Paris vacation must be impossible, right? Wrong, according to this story on TheStar. One writer... Read more on Toronto Star »
How would you feel about a strange family rummaging through your underwear drawers? With the growing popularity of house swap holidays, people in the U.S. and sought-after destinations around the world... Read more on Second Act »
We're pretty amazed at this one. American travel writer Rolf Potts has been able to negotiate more than one cheap long vacation in a work culture where most get only two weeks off a year. Jealous yet? In... Read more on CNN Money »
Everyone loves a good old American weekend road trip. While it can seem like the living is easy, road-tripping can get mighty expensive if you're not careful. You can have a cheap road trip by doing simple... Read more on savings.com »
Online group buying options are a dime a dozen these days, but a new one has found a niche as a flexible travel deals site. Yuupon.com debuts April 5 and will offer between eight and 20 deals... Read more on The Los Angeles Times »
With spring break in gear for many high schools and colleges, you may already have your warm getaway trip planned. But if you're still looking for a vacation, you might want to jump on current deals for... Read more on USA Today »
Those darn young people, always finding ways to travel the world without breaking the bank. As if student airfares and under-30 rates aren't enough, an increasingly popular approach is landing travelers... Read more on Daily Sundial »
Even in a struggling economic climate, people still want to travel, preferably at a low-cost. It's easier to sift through hotel and flight deals, but did you ever wonder how you can find cheap time shares? A... Read more on The Chicago Tribune »
Airlines are offering discount fares left and right for both domestic and international destinations. The catch? Many only allow you to book with carry-on luggage. Even if you decide to go for broke and... Read more on kansascity.com »
It can be pretty overwhelming to pick among the many travel group discount sites to ensure you're getting the cheapest deal possible. Ways exist to simplify the process at sites like Groupon and... Read more on St. Louis Today »
Yes, it's true, the cheapest NYC hotels are hostels. And, no, it's not true that hostels, by definition, are dumps meant for poor backpackers. A reporter for The Washington Post checked out...
There's always an element of gambling involved when trying to figure out how to get the cheapest flights. As CNN reports in the video included in this post, you can book now to lock in a known price... Read more on CNN »
If an overseas vacation is on the horizon this year, there are several cheap European cities calling out to you. MSNBC pored over some data from travel websites and the federal government and found... Read more on MSNBC »
For frugal travelers keen to sail the seven seas, how to find a cheap cruise is surely a burning question. As we begin counting the ways, you could get a head start by checking out this post from Smartertravel.com. Read more on Smartertravel.com »
When is traveling cheap? That all depends, says Freeshipping.com, on where you want to go and when. Antarctica? Try February or March but avoid November, December, and January. Moscow? Consider... Read more on Freeshipping.org »
Is it true, there are really cheap beach destinations? MSNBC seems to think so, having been convinced by an article with an accompanying slideshow that was originally prepared by Forbes. Read more on MSNBC »
The next time you plan a journey, you may start by asking anyone you know, how to get a cheap hotel? There are many and varied routes, but some get you to the final destination at costs that are far cheaper... Read more on Daily Finance »
As you plan your next vacation, keep these coupon travel tips, courtesy of The Chicago Tribune, by your side. They're worth a lot more than old-fashioned guide books in dollar terms, and are sure... Read more on The Chicago Tribune »
With all the grumbling about air travel, will cheap airport lounges take the edge off your experience? A new company is betting the answer is "yes," and will soon open pay-by-the-day lounges to see if... Read more on USA Today »
You don't have to be a college kid to take a cheap beach vacation this time of year. Forbes.com has found 10 places you can go on your own spring break without breaking the bank. Flights start at... Read more on Forbes »
Airlines pull off travel sites to travelers' dismay. That's the gist of this post from the Seattle Times. In a quest for more control and more revenue, airlines are getting choosy and bossy about... Read more on Seattle Times »
With vacation season looming, many enterprising websites are racing to produce their own list of cheapeast 2011 destinations. This one comes courtesy of MSNBC, and includes some out-of-the-box suggestions, Read more on MSNBC »
As you start planning this year's vacation, these insider travel cost-saving tips will certainly come in handy. The New York Times's reporter attended a travel conference and lo and behold, turned... Read more on The New York Times »
How to find the cheapest flights is a bit like walking through a never-ending maze. But Ubergizmo reports on a new feature from Bing that gives you all the pricing and flight information you need... Read more on ubergizmo »
Despite rumors to the contrary, cheap international destinations still exist. Craveonline.com suggests ports of call in Asia and Latin America offer great bargains on fun, food, and lodging. Read more on craveonline.com »
As you dream of your next getaway, here's the first question to ask: are vacation packages cheaper? Yes and no, it seems. In this blog post The New York Times deconstructs the travel package business... Read more on The New York Times »
If you're looking for frugal spring break ideas, you've hit the mark. WPTV offers a handful of suggestions along with tips that should help you land the best deal without squandering any fun. Read more on WPTV »
It's dreary mid-winter and time for a refreshing break, so you want to know how to save on a cruise? Let us count the ways, and MSN Money gets us all started with a short report on landing the best... Read more on MSN Money »
If "cheap travel destinations 2011" is your mantra this year, let AOL Travel help you find your reality. Several spots you might not consider hot nonetheless offer vacation thrills at budget prices. Read more on AOL Travel »
Ooh la la, a cheap Paris weekend! Couldn't get much better than that -- if it's even possible. But with some careful planning and cautions spending, writes The New York Times, you can have your... Read more on The New York Times »
With President's Day just around the corner, you may be thinking about a cheap DC vacation (as in Washington). No problem, according to this article on Kansascity.com, which lays out food, lodging, Read more on kansascity.com »
So, you think you know how to play the low airfare search game. Well, you may have to learn some new rules. The New York Times reports that new technology is paving the way for new players who plan... Read more on The New York Times »
"Where do low-cost airlines fly to?" is the first question you need to ask if you're looking for cheap flights to, well, somewhere. As bnet explains, it used to be that you flew into a secondary... Read more on bnet »
How to find the cheapest airfare calls for smart gaming of the system. In addition to the usual book-your-flight weeks in advance, The Economist suggests another strategy or two and cautions that... Read more on The Economist »
Taking a cruise may seem like a luxury, but cheap repositioning cruises may bit your frugal budget. These deals can be found when a ship needs to change locales, explains the Dallas Morning News, Read more on Dallas Morning News »
How to find a cheap hotel is a question often answered with a vague shrug from those of us who aren't privy to the secret password or handshake. But Reuters has broken the code and here shares the... Read more on Reuters »
The days of cheap flying may be over now that low-cost airlines are raising prices. USA Todya reports that fares are substantially higher than they were a year ago as travel rebounds along with Read more on USA Today »
On the off chance that you happen to find yourself stranded on a Hawaiian island, just remember -- there are cheap Oahu restaurants. Get yourself out of the comfort zone of your resort hotel, suggests... Read more on The Chicago Tribune »
"If you're looking for a cut-rate vacation with the kids, The Disneyland Resort of Southern California may not be the first place that comes to mind. But a visit to the self-proclaimed Happiest Place... Read more on Calgary Herald »
What are the cheapest days to buy airline tickets? Usually Tuesday and Wednesday, says The Wall Street Journal, which may seem arbitrary to us travelers but apparently makes sense to the airlines. Read more on The Wall Street Journal »
If saling the deep blue seas are your idea of a splendid vacation, don't overlook the value cruise ships. According to Gadling, the big cruise lines usually have a ship or two that offer short cruises... Read more on Gadling »
Bargain travel sites abound, until you can't remember which ones to turn to when it's time to plan a trip. Consumerist offers up a few that you might want to store away for safekeeping. Read more on Consumerist »
If travel looms on your horizon, here are the 2011 value destinations. The SunSentinel.com takes its cues from Lonely Planet, which suggests some exotic as well as surprising possibilities. Read more on sun-sentinel.com »
Despite its rep for high prices on everything from a cup of coffee to the price of an apartment, there's no shortage of cheap New York attractions. AOL Travel reels off ten that you might want to... Read more on AOL Travel »
Wanna know how to get the best price on Priceline? All it takes is a little strategic savvy, and Lifehacker points you to a website that can give you that boost. Read more on Lifehacker »
Bargain travel destinations still exist, if you know how to identify them. USA Today suggests focusing on countries in the news, like Greece and Vietnam, that often scare off would-be tourists because... Read more on USA Today »
Traveling almost anywhere these days will cost you a pretty penny. So check out this post from The New York Times, which has pulled together a number of ways you can save a few of those pretty pennies. Read more on The New York Times »
Despite all that you've heard, New York City can be a cheap travel destination. Just follow the lead laid out by The New York Times and you're guaranteed to eat, drink, and pick up some urban and... Read more on The New York Times »
Whether you waited for last minute deals of cheap luggage, or just realized you need an extra cheap suitcase to carry all those gifts, read our luggage review to find the best luggage Read more on Cheapism »
For those travel bugs in your life, The New York Times has a round-up of cheap gift ideas -- mostly under $20 -- that will make their journeys more fun than ever...and serve as a little reminder... Read more on The New York Times »
Some vacation spots are hot right now and some not. If you're willing to follow the cheap rates rather than the free-spending crowd, the Toronto Star has a few cool tips on this fall's bargain vacations. Read more on Toronto Star »
Would you believe, in this day and age, that there are actually a number of cities where at least some public transit is free? Well, do. PC Magazine gives us a rundown of those special places. But... Read more on PC Magazine »
Here's to flying in style -- even if you think you can't afford it. ABC News shares some tips on how to budge your way into first class seats without paying first class prices. Plus, you won't have... Read more on ABC News »
Wanna drive green and save yourself some greenbacks nextt ime you need a rental car? Check out the car sharing programs, suggests The New York Times -- if you only need the hybrid for a short time, Read more on The New York Times »
Supply and demand are at it again. This time it's the car rental market, and rates this travel season are sky high. CBS Money Watch comes to your rescue with six tips for finding cheaper car rental... Read more on CBS Money Watch »
Go on a cruise solo? That's long cost travelers extra the price of a non-existent passenger. But WalletPop reports on a new ship that makes solo cruising a whole lot cheaper. The novel marketing... Read more on Wallet Pop »
Those cheap cruise deals sure look enticing. But Creativeloafing.com cautions that the stuff not included in the price -- like drinks, photos, and gambling -- add up quickly. So here are some creative... Read more on Creativeloafing.com »
Finally, a chance to live like royalty for a night or two at not-quite-peasant rates. The New York Times reports on a new web site that auctions off luxury hotel suites that otherwise would sit... Read more on The New York Times »
It's hard to beat the system, especially when that system is airfare. But here comes ABC News with insight into how that system works and five ways to use that knowledge to your advantage. The payoff? Read more on ABC News »
For an outside-the-box travel guide, read this article from The Nashua Telegraph. You'll find some truly penny-pinching ideas that should get you all the way around the world. But can you do it... Read more on The Nashua Telegraph »
First you saved money on groceries by learning to use coupons and other smart shopping tricks. Now ABC News wants to help you save money on vacations by adopting similar strategies. Read more on ABC News »
Suggestions for money-saving summer vacations are already starting to show up on the web. SummerTravel.com has been checking around to find some cool deals and has come up with five cheap summertime... Read more on SmarterTravel.com »
We've heard all those stories about how expensive London is. But The Telegraph has found a variety of cheap and free things to do that could help make a trip to this European capital a lot more... Read more on The Telegraph »
Those darn fees. First you think you're getting a cheap deal -- on the airfare, the car rental, the hotel -- and then whammo. The New York Times offers a short crib sheet on what to look for so... Read more on The New York Times »
Hiring a babysitter while you go out with the spouse often pushes date night out of the cheap range. That's no less true when traveling abroad. The New York Times offers a few strategies for finding... Read more on The New York Times »
Here's one way to beat those irritating luggage fees when you fly: ship the bags (or whatever you want to take with you) with services like UPS and FedEx. See what CNN has to say about this idea. Read more on CNN »
Before you get all excited about the cheap airfares beginning to pop up in the discount airline segment, remember to check the restrictions. The Associated Press has a rundown of some of the best... Read more on Associated Press »
Worried about booking a flight only to find the price has dropped after you've committed? As Abc15.com reports, don't sweat it. There's a website called Yapta.com that will alert you to price changes... Read more on Abc15.com »
Spring may be starting to bloom up north, but families still eager for that end-of-winter get-away will find plenty of bargains in Florida. The New York Daily News offers up a list of 10 cheap destinations... Read more on New York Daily News »
If you're planning a trip to Europe this summer, time is not on your side. SmarterTravel.com has been tracking prices to major European capitals, and reports rates have been falling but cautions... Read more on SmarterTravel.com »
The thought of a quiet beach under clear Caribbean skies sure sounds appealing at this time of year. So check out this article in The Statesman, which suggests five island destinations that just... Read more on The Statesman »
Whether you're planning to travel for business or pleasure, finding the cheapest fare can be competitive sport or a nightmare. The New York Times reviews several meta-search sites that help you... Read more on The New York Times »
Planning a trip this spring? Don't be surprised to see airline fares creeping higher and lodging costs edging lower. Hunh? FoxNews explains it all, and then suggests some destinations where you... Read more on Fox News »
If you've ever rented a car at the airport, you know how costly that convenience can be -- fees, taxes, and the company's overhead add up fast. But next time, suggests The Washington Post, look... Read more on The Washington Post »
Kids love Mickey and all the Disney magic. Parents shudder at the cost of a trip to the Magic Kingdom. So, MSNBC offers up its travel guru to help you plan a visit that just might keep you smiling. Read more on MSNBC »
"Flying is a pain. We all know that. The insane security demands, those preposterous bag fees. It's gotten out of control. So the least the airlines can do is let us fly for cheap, right? And many times... Read more on ABC News »
Going overseas is no excuse not to stay in touch --especially now that international calls with mobile devices are so cheap. Read this article from The New York Times and you'll find some sweet... Read more on The New York Times »
Forget all those cares and woes -- just sail away! Ha, you say, that would cost a fortune. Not so, says The New York Times, in this article about cheap ways to set sail to far away places. The catch? Read more on The New York Times »
Travel deals just keep getting better and better. Travelocity will now refund the difference if you find a lower price before check-in and Priceline has apps that let you name your price from an iPhone... Read more on USA Today »
Mickey and Minnie are waiting for you this season. So do some advance planning, and go...and you won't even need to empty the piggy bank. The Miami Herald tells you how to pull off this amazing... Read more on Miami Herald »
It's cheaper than ever now to take a little bit of home with you when you travel. Not literally, of course. But as The New York Times reports, the competition for those international calls is heating... Read more on The New York Times »
Take your travel now while the going is still good. Airlines and high-end hotels are aggressively seeking customers with a bevy of deals that mean much lower prices for you, says ABC News. Don't... Read more on ABC News »
Summer may be almost over but vacation season lives on. Here are some family-fun suggestions from WAPT.com for destinations within driving distance that keep your budget on track. Read more on WAPT.com »
Don't leave home without them! These 10 really cool and inexpensive gadgets are bound to make your next trip hassle-free, says The New York Times. Read more on The New York Times »
Pets have it pretty easy these days--many get to travel with their masters. But another member of the party can add to the cost, so follow these budget-minded tips from CBS News and see how much you can... Read more on CBS News »
If you've got a hankering for some cheap Chinese food, head on over to New YOrk City's Chinatown. TimeOut NY suggests this list of places with tasty deals. Read more on Time Out NY »
The great outdoors...always an adventure, but one that forges great memories and comes at a relative bargain. You might be inspired to take the family camping this summer after reading this guide from... Read more on CNN »
Here's a deal nature lovers in need of a low-cost vacation should not pass up: free admission to 147 national parks on three weekends this summer. The Arizona Daily Star offers all the details, and then... Read more on Arizona Daily Star »