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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Celebrate Summer Frugally

As of June 20, summer is officially here! That means it is time to celebrate long days and warm weather with fun, new activities. Summer can be a great time for vacations, but trips can get expensive - especially when the whole family goes along! This is why the team at Tiger Leasing came up with this list of inexpensive summer activities, so you can enjoy the days of summer without worrying about your budgets.

Celebrate silly holidays
The summer’s biggest holiday is no-doubt the 4th of July, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the summer’s smaller Holidays. Try celebrating these silly Holidays this summer:
  • National Ice Cream Day (July 15, 2012)
    Not many people need an excuse to eat ice cream during the summer, but if you do then National Ice Cream Day is your chance! In 1984, President Reagan declared the third Sunday of July as National ice Cream Day because he recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food enjoyed by 90% of the nation’s population, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.
  • National S’mores Day (August 10, 2012)
    S’mores have been a summertime campfire icon since the first recipe was published by a 1927 Girl Scout troop. Use this holiday to enjoy a campfire and s’mores with friends and family this summer.

Go camping
Going camping is a great family vacation, especially since it does not include the expensive travel and hotel costs. Camping offers a variety of different activities, including swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and more. Bonus: Camping is also a great family bonding opportunity since there are no televisions or computers to serve as distractions.

Sporting events
Baseball is a very popular summer sport, but good tickets can be pricey. On top of that, there’s the cost of food and drinks, too. What many people don’t realize is that minor league baseball games are a great alternative to major league baseball games and cost significantly less. Cheaper tickets mean more money for peanuts and Cracker Jack!

Have a garage sale
Summer is a popular time for garage sales. People are looking to do some de-cluttering and cleaning, and what better way to do that than with a garage sale, so why not give it a shot? If your garage sale is a success, at the end of the day you might even have a little extra cash to spend!

Local festivals and activities
Summer is the prime time for local festivals and local concerts. Many larger festivals and concerts will cost money, but the smaller, more unheard of ones are often free. Keep your eyes open on bulletin boards or newspapers for free events. Farmer’s markets, concerts and cultural festivals are often free events as well.

A day at the zoo
Who doesn’t love going to the zoo? A day with the lions, tigers and bears is always exciting! Bringing the whole family to the zoo can get expensive, but some zoos have free or discounted days. Check your local zoo’s Website for deals and savings.

There are 94 days this summer, which means 94 opportunities to celebrate summer and try new things. Use this list of fun, inexpensive opportunities to get your summer started!

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