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Want to be able to afford to go to more festivals? Follow these tips on ways to save and make money.
Stop smoking cigarettes: Smoking two packs a week is not only bad for your health, it’s bad for your wallet and adds up to over $500 a year. That’s enough money to get tickets to two additional festivals.
While you’re home and not at festivals, food shop and cook at home as much as possible. Eating out and going out for drinks on a daily basis or even every weekend wastes a lot of money (a lot more than you think).
At camping festivals: Bring pre-cooked meals to festivals or items that are easy to keep in a cooler and cook quickly on a portable grill.
Buy Early Bird Tickets: Many festivals offer early bird tickets at prices that can be up to 40% off of the final ticket price. Buy early and save.
Carpool: Driving to festivals is cheap if you fill all of the seats in your car.
Family Phone Plan: You and every one of your friends has a cell phone. Combine your buying power into one phone bill, which will dramatically lower everyone’s bill.
Go sober: Festivals are still incredibly fun when you do not drink or do other substances. They also become much cheaper when you don’t have to buy expensive drinks or substances.
Ways to make additional money to afford more festivals.
•Airbnb your house/apartment/bedroom while you are away. In many cases, Airbnb can cover the costs of your festival travel if you play your cards right.
•Uber/Lyft: If you’re looking for a new way to make money, look into becoming an Uber or Lyft driver. This additional income can go right into your festival budget and can allow you to go to as many festivals as you want.
•Check out Fiverr.com and see what skills you have that you can offer to others. There are a lot of options to put up fliers in different cities or on college campuses.
•Work for TaskRabbit, Postmates, or Wag.
Learn how to become a contributing member of the festival community by reading The FestivalGoer's Guide and have your best festival every time you go.