How do you save for a cruise?

So I have a few pins on pinterest (that's and understatement) on various topics, and some of them are saving money for vacation. For my cruise on the Allure this past April I did the 52 week saving plan (I doubled it of course to try and save close to 3K for the cruise), but I'm curious to know how other people tuck money away for their cruises, how long do you start, how much money are you able to save?

Right now my method is work 2 jobs, and i'm trying to sell off some clothes through thredup, and some apps that have money payouts as well... Bills eat up much of what I try and save....They are slow and are not for the impatient, but hopefully the long game pays out ($20 here, $10 there).

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I have a big cylinder that contained a great big bottle of Scotch ---at one time......Sad

Now that it is emptyCrying I am putting the money I would have spent on cigarettes in the cylinder at the end of every day........I was a two pack a day smoker so you can do the math. Now due to the stress of not smoking, I have to occasionally buy another bottle of ScotchHappy and then proceed to fill that cylinder. I have 4 cylinders filled at the moment.Big Smile

We book early and then just start putting away chunks here and there till we have what we need keeping in mind when we have to make final payment.

Damn John! Good for you for cutting the smoking, but 4 cylinders filled?!?!

I look at that as four cylinders of scotch emptied ... way to go John!

Work, work, work and more work! Big Smile

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I was looking at one of those jars... I have one that says "Ashes of problem children" given to me by my mother (I was a HS counselor for 8 years lol)

We’ve both always worked at least 2 jobs each, but even then supporting our travel addiction can be tough. For us the answer is we don’t do anything else. We don’t go to the movies, we don’t go out to dinner, we don’t even have cable TV. But we do travel several weeks every year. And every purchase we make, even if it’s just a stamp, goes on an airline miles credit card to help get us where we want to go.


I look at that as four cylinders of scotch emptied ... way to go John!

I have about 40 of the cylinders. some are in my workshop for nuts and bolts. Only 4 are filled with change and loonies and toonies.

I've got a 5 gallon jug for my pennies. It is pretty much full, but I don't feel like rolling them for the bankSad


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