How to Spend Spring Break on a Budget

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How to Spend Spring Break on a Budget

Statistically, students spend over $1 billion dollars a year during Spring Break; the largest expense being flights. We know most teens and young adults don’t want to concern themselves with a budget when on vacations with their friends. 

Spending money is inevitable, but one portion you can control is just how much you are spending. Whether you plan on spending Spring Break in your state or another, here are some helpful tips on how to keep the green in your wallet.

Be Prepared

Meet with your family or friends and plan out where you want to go. Don’t look for flights last minute — buying ahead will save you money, then you can spend the rest of the time spending money while on vacation. Many airlines give shoppers the option to get notified when airfare goes down in price.


If you don’t want to pay a large amount on tickets, change locations to somewhere closer. Road trips are a fun way to travel with family or friends. 

  • Make a food passport
  • Make a magnetic activity tray from a small cookie sheet for kids
  • Play license plate bingo
  • Play a movie soundtrack to make your trip feel like one from the movies
  • Relax under the stars
  • Keep small snacks in a tackle box
  • Invest in a multi-way charger
  • Have a good old-fashioned sing-a-long


Instead of spending a ton of money on a hotel, rent a room with the AirBnB app. Or rent out a place, split the cost with your friends, then cook and save on the money you would have used to eat at restaurants.

Create a Budget

This will limit the impulsive purchases one makes as we all find ourselves inside gift shops wanting to buy a memento. If you decide to take a roadtrip, budget how much gas and the cost of where you stay, and from there set aside funds specifically for food, leisure, and gifts.

Above all this, remember to have fun! You don’t want to get caught up in constantly checking your account and losing out on fun. You can be responsible and fun at the same time. Have a happy Spring Break!


Written by Josh Elledge - CEO, UpMyInfluence

Josh Elledge is U.S. Navy veteran and launched UpMyInfluence to help entrepreneurs like himself attract the perfect audiences and grow their authority and influence. While growing their better-than-PR agency, UpMyInfluence discovered that building 7-figure B2B Sales Systems (with zero paid advertising) for agencies, consultants, coaches, and other high-ticket B2B service providers is actually what they do better than anyone else on the planet.

UpMyInfluence was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, which has grossed more than $6 million in sales with zero paid ads. He did it all through building authority and serving audiences in the media.

Josh is a weekly TV consumer expert in Orlando, writes a syndicated newspaper column to 1.1 million readers, and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared in the media more than 2500 times.

Josh loves living in Orlando, FL with his wife and three children.


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