NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sadly, summer is rapidly winding down and with Labor Day just about a month away, BankMobile, America's first and only absolutely no-fee, online and mobile bank, is providing tips on how to book a getaway on a budget.
"The last summer holiday is quickly approaching and our company has a strong belief that having quality downtime and being wise about your money when planning a getaway to celebrate is important," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer of BankMobile. "We are here to financially empower our customers by providing Labor Day travel tips to save money on a last minute getaway."
- Have a Staycation or Stay Local(ish): Go to a place you've never been in your own backyard! Look to explore attractions you've never visited, like local breweries, restaurants, parks, lakes and beaches. You can also try networking with your social circle to see if any family or friends are going out of town and would like you to house-sit for free—a win/win for all!.
- Open Your Mind: Booking last minute can help you save, if you aren't that picky. Take advantage of daily deal sites, like Groupon or LivingSocial, and vacation websites, like CheapCarribean.com, so you can save even more. Many of the really great offers you'll find out there have timing restrictions, so if you're booking last minute, you'll probably be ok, but make sure to check the fine print.
- Be Flexible: If you move your departure date, you may be able to save even more by flying and staying during the week vs. the weekend. Typically, the cheapest flights are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. If you fly out of a different airport or add a stop to your itinerary, that can help bring down the cost of your flight even more. Look for a location that is currently in their off-season to find an even better deal. The upside there is that you'll get to avoid the crowds and settle in for some well-deserved relaxation.
- Use Technology: To find deals, download a few different travel apps or check travel sites and social media pages. Many of these apps and websites will give you ideas for potential destinations and help you compare pricing. Keep in mind that not all apps or websites are created equal and there are specific apps and websites out there that cater to specific travel needs. For instance, if you're looking to negotiate only with independent boutique hotels in a certain area to find a great deal and experience, try Stayful.com. Or, if you're looking to find a last minute room, you can try HotelTonight's app.
To learn more about how BankMobile financially empowers its customers with tips they can bank on, visit https://www.bankmobile.com/blog/.
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About BankMobile: Established in 2014, BankMobile is a division of Customers Bank, with headquarters in New York. It provides target customers – millennials and middle income households – a digital, effortless, and financially empowering experience. BankMobile offers checking, savings, lines of credit, joint accounts and access to over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide (customers in the VIP Experience will have access to more than 400,000 FREE ATMs), a guaranteed higher savings rate than the top four banks in the nation, a personal banker available for all customers, and a financial advisor for those in the VIP Experience. It is a Federal Reserve regulated and FDIC insured commercial bank. Customers Bancorp is the bank holding company for Customers Bank. BankMobile is an independent operating Digital Banking Division of Customers Bank and hence also of Customers Bancorp. For more information, please visit www.bankmobile.com.
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