Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Preparing for our Mini-Vacation

On Thursday we head out for our mini-vacation to Branson, MO. We choose Branson for most of our get-a-way trips due to it being close for us to drive to and it fits into our one income family budget. Every year we try to get seasons passes to Silver Dollar City . That way we can visit all year for just a little over the price of one day admission. Very budget friendly!! This time, other than the SDC seasons passes, I decided to plan our trip based on internet deals. I started with finding a hotel room. Our budget was set for $100.00 total for two nights. Not an easy task to find a decent room in that price range. After searching around for a few hours I decided Priceline would be our best bet. I have used them before and have yet to be disappointed. Scored a room for two nights for $88.00 by using Express Deals. Under budget WOOHOO!! That also includes a full breakfast buffet for free and that is a huge help!! The downside to using express deals on Priceline is you do not know the hotel name until you have made the purchase. Like I said before I have yet to be disappointed in Priceline and I am keeping my fingers crossed that this experience will prove the same.
Next we needed a few  fun activities to fill in when we are not rollin on the coasters at SDC and I found  just that on Groupon for half the original  price. ( Discovery Center in Springfield, MO & a photo shoot at Buster's Old Time Photo  ) If you are not aware of what Groupon offers I suggest you pop on over to their website and check it out!! I also did a search for happenings in Branson and discovered that there will be a FREE Weather Show going on with activities for kids. Another plus is that this is being held at the hotel we are staying at so we can check it out easily on our down time.  Check back as I will be keeping you updated on all the fun stuff we do!


~thatmommygirl~ :)

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