Mom Blogger Shares Savvy Summer Savings Tips -- Savings Experiment

Savings Experiment: Save on Summer Entertainment
Savings Experiment: Save on Summer Entertainment

Lisa Cash Hanson has learned a thing or two about saving money, thanks to her successful blog Here, she chats with The Savings Experiment and shares a few of her budget-friendly secrets on how to save on summer entertainment.

Hanson and her husband knew they wanted to start a family, but she wanted to stay home with her baby, and make a little money while doing it. "My blog was the perfect way to transition into that," she says.

With children, family outings can be expensive, so Hanson found herself researching destinations online, contacting the venues' public relations department and asking them for free tickets in exchange for a review on her popular blog. She has been able to see shows, visit zoos and more this way.

You don't have to have a blog to use Hanson's money-saving tactics. You can reap the benefits of free or discounted tickets by telling PR representatives that you'll be writing reviews on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. Your honest review will be read by many of the same customers that these businesses are trying to reach.

So, when planning your next outing, keep these tips in mind. Your review can benefit the company and your family. "You don't have to be famous," Hanson adds. "All you have to do is ask."

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