How To Make Your Expenses go Further on Work Trips

February 18, 2016 • Budget Travel • Views: 6036

When you have to go away with work, it can get expensive. Most significant costs like transport are usually covered by your employers in advance, which is how it should be! But sometimes you may have to pay certain out of pocket costs yourself. Of course, you’re going to claim them back, but until that money arrives in your account, you don’t want to be short of cash.


Don’t use the Airport Car Park

Save money and use off-site parking. It’ll be a little farther to get to your flight, so be sure to factor this into your schedule. You’ll usually find there are shuttle buses or cheap shuttles from your car park. You can save up to seventy percent if you compare it to the price of regular airport prices. Some will even valet your car while you are away, for a small extra charge. Some people are wary of leaving their keys while they are away, but if you park with a reputable company, your mind should be put at rest.

Good things come in small packages.

If you want to avoid baggage charges, then travel with carry – on luggage only. Using a bag that’ small enough to be allowed in an overhead locker can save you time and money. You won’t have to waste your trip queuing up by the carousel, and there’s no risk of your bag being lost. Check with your airline before you travel the exact size of bag allowed. Allowable sizes vary from airline to airline, so don’t get caught out! Cheaper business flights may have special offers for hand luggage only passengers.



Breakfast like a King!

If you’re staying in a hotel, then it makes sense to take absolute full advantage of the inclusive breakfast. Some canny travellers have also been known to discreetly pocket the pastries for a mid-morning snack later on.

Try Uber When You’re Away

If you usually use a lot of taxis, then try and conserve your cash by using Uber. Uber is much cheaper than normal taxis and tipping isn’t required. You could make your money last much longer if you save cash wherever you can.

Is There Such a thing as a Free Lunch?

Try making lunch your biggest meal of the day. Most eateries charge less for their lunch menu – even when it’s nearly the same as their evening offering.  There are also more money saving offers in restaurants at lunchtime than in the evening. Eat your lunch as late as possible. Then you can just have a light snack for your evening meal, and it will cost you less. Also, consider buying meals from supermarkets. You can buy snacks to make a meal from the deli counter for a fragment of what you might pay in a fancy sandwich shop or delicatessen.

Although this guide all about saving money while you’re at work, you can use these tips and trick to save money when you go on holiday. You might be short of cash, but you don’t have to lose out. Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.


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