More with Less: Major Summer Fun for Free

Published Monday, July 02, 2012 7:49 PM

Summer is officially here, swooping in with a blistering heat wave. We've conjured up some cool fun for hot days with these fabulous, free ideas for making the most of summer. 

House Swap: Check with relatives or close friends about swapping homes for the weekend or longer durations. Saving on hotels can free up funds for dinners out, theater tickets or other outings. And numerous websites such as provide international house swaps in more than 150 countries.

Staycation: The high cost of travel (plane tickets, high prices at the pump) can put far-flung travel out of reach. If budget is an issue, save travel costs by enjoying a staycation at home. While time at home may not hold the allure of a getaway, you can make the most of a staycation by taking a break from all technology and chores. Put naps, books and recreation on the agenda and let work wait.

Kid Stuff: Raising children may be an expensive undertaking but providing summer fun doesn't need to be. These fun (and free!) activities will create a lifetime of great memories. Big brands like Barnes & Noble and Pottery Barn offer programs encouraging summer reading; learn more here  and here.  Home improvement giants Home Depot and Lowe's  offer building workshops sure to delight young builders. Crafty kids will enjoy The Knack programs operated by national arts & crafts chain Michael's. And culture mavens can access passes to 150 museums across the country with a program run by Bank of America.  Finally, DIYers will love this creative passport program that lets kids curate their summer travels: DIY kids' summer passport (includes free printable stamps).  

Being frugal has never been this fun!

What is your favorite, free summer activity? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook page.



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