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Frugal Friday: Summer Vacation Values

frugalfridayIf you’re like the many Americans—myself included—who experienced this year’s harsh winter, it should come as no surprise that more people are expected to remedy months of cabin fever by hitting the road this summer.

According to a recent survey, 40% of Americans plan to take more summer vacations this year compared to last year.  If you’ve been waiting to book a getaway, you’re in luck—there are plenty of ways to save some cash on your next trip.  Don’t forget to use any travel rewards you may have been saving and check out the list below:

Royal Caribbean International: Book a Royal Caribbean International cruise to the Caribbean, Bahamas or Bermuda by June 30th for travel during the month of August and get 50% off your second guest. More details are available here.

Thrifty Car Rental: Need wheels for an upcoming road trip?  Receive 10% off your next Thrifty car rental through June 30th when you use the promo code 6CO1M. Click here for details.

Amtrak: Travel by train this summer and take advantage of some of Amtrak’s best bargains, including 25% or more off Northeast travel and $50 or more off getaways to New Orleans, Seattle and other locations.

Cirque du Soleil: Cirque du Soleil is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, and in honor of the occasion, is offering tickets to 14 of its shows throughout the US (including several in Las Vegas; one of the most wallet-friendly places to travel this summer) and Canada at up to 45% off.  Click here for details.

Hersheypark: Located in Pennsylvania, Hersheypark is currently offering its “Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free” package on select dates throughout the summer.  With this offer, children 17 years old and younger will receive free breakfast and free admission to Hersehypark.

But wait, there’s more! Check out the list below for more great travel offers from RetailMeNot:

Hotels.com: Get 10% off your hotel stay when you use this code before June 15th for travel through August 31, 2014.

Uber: Skip the taxi, and request a ride with a tap of a button on your phone. Enjoy $20 off if you’re a first-time customer using the service before December 31st.

Airbnb: Never tried alternative lodging? Click here to get $25 off your first stay with your new Airbnb account.

Solstice Sunglasses: It goes without saying that sunglasses are a summer travel staple. Use this code to take $20 off $100 or more when you purchase regular-priced sunglasses before June 30th.

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