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Soak Up Sizzling Beach Bargains This Summer

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Experts talk about how to save money during a day at the beach.


Savings Experiment: Beach Bargains

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Beach outings go hand-in-hand with summer, but concession stands and potential entrance fees can make day trips add up. Here's how to save money while you hit the sand.

Instead of paying for a locker, store your personal items in empty snack containers to keep them sand-free. If you want a more waterproof option for keys, cash and credit cards, use an old Thermos. This will also disguise valuables from thieves.

For a quick and easy beach bag, use an old scarf. Simply place your belongings in the center and tie the corners together. You'll have a cute carryall in seconds, and can use the scarf in various ways while you're soaking up the sun.

To save money on snacks, freeze chunks of fruit the night before you leave and pack them in a small cooler along with bottles of water. The fruit will keep your bottles cold, and you'll have a a few healthy treats to keep you cool throughout the day.

beachBefore you head to the shore, use these tips to save on food, refreshments and more. You'll be able to enjoy some rays, and keep your wallet full on a hot summer day.

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