I am fast approaching my April trip (16 days!) and surprisingly I’m not agonizing over every detail for this one. This is a trip we weren’t originally planning but I had extra “use it or lose it” vacation time so I threw caution to the wind and booked it.
Which lead me to the dilemma…
I’m spending a little more than I planned this year on vacations (OOPS). In all honestly, we can afford the extra vacation as we never stopped working during covid times, but I am a penny pincher and every dollar saved is a dollar towards another trip.
So, I finally sat down and did a little math in regards to our August Trip planned.
We are booked at AOA Cars. I think I booked this like a year ago, when summer dates were released and I was excited to plan my trip. Since its a longer (8 days) one, we decided once again to stay in a Cars suite (DD7s absolute favorite!!).As I continue to hunt for good flight prices (even thought its early to book) I’m finding costs to be a little higher than I expected…( I mean, c’mon jet blue, you’re letting me down here. I know you lost billions but can’t you get me a good deal??)
So here I sit with my budget napkin and decided I would do a split stay instead. After discussing a few options with hubs and DD7, we decided the easiest thing to do was to book a split stay at Little mermaid/Cars.
So now, we will start at LM for 3 nights then move to 5 nights at Cars. Overall savings $900.
Of course at this point Disney will soon realized I’m depriving them of money and probably release some special edition something or other experience that I’ll have to throw this money at, but for now, I’m feeling pretty great about the savings.
On another note, I may be trying to head down for a few days over memorial day weekend. My cousin is petitioning to get her AP reinstated and she really needs a trip (well ok, twist my arm).
I’m only half ass planning this one, as cost is a huge factor and holy shit flights are crazy that week. But If she can come, I can make up the cost of flights with splitting the room.
The odds of her getting the AP are likely slim, so if you could send all your good vibes towards this I’d appreciate it- she needs this vacation, the poor woman had a cheating husband, a divorce and selling her house all happen this year on top of our grandmother passing away from covid. She needs a win right now.
So to conclude this post:
Yay for me saving money!
Boo for me likely spending it on something else!
Disney knows exactly how to get people like me to give them all my earnings.