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Winner of the $10 Exxon gift card giveaway!

Posted June 3

 

And the winner of the $10 Exxon gas gift card is.....

LuvinCam

Congratulations! I will send you an e-mail in just a bit to get your mailing address.

Thanks to all who entered. You offered a bunch of great ideas for frugal summer fun! 

 

Some of the great frugal vacation ideas you posted included:

Day trips to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, various NC beaches and aquariums, Mt Airy, Carolina Beach State Park

Staying with friends and family out of town

Using military and Veteran discounts (and thank you for your service!)

Camping at the beach and mountains, state parks, Hanging Rock State Park

Going to local free/close to free venues like parks, library, free bowling with passes, Lowes and Home Depot monthly events for kids, $1 and free movies, community pool, museums

Splitting cost of vacation home rentals with family and friends

Using Groupon and other deals sites for reduced cost vacations and activities

Jordan Lake with a picnic lunch

Tucker Lake with a picnic lunch

Raven Rock State Park in Lillington with picnic lunch

Falls of the Neuse State Park with picnic lunch

Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill

Fantasy Lake water park in Hope Mills

Tryon Palace in New Bern

Minor league sports games

Using gift cards from sites like Swagbucks, ibotta, SavingStar, credit card rewards to pay for gas, hotels and restaurants

"Used the website airbnb.com to find a room for rent ($50/night) near Kill Devil Hills in late March. We then spent the weekend on the beach, at Jockey's Ridge State Park, the Wright Memorial, and Currituck Lighthouse."  -  Nanny113

 

 

To Enter the Giveaway (this giveaway is now over - thanks to all who entered)

To enter the giveaway for a $10 Exxon Mobil gas gift card, fill out the short form below AND leave a comment in the Comments section sharing a frugal vacation or day trip you plan to take this summer or one you have taken in the past.

I will randomly pick the winner on Tuesday, June 3 at 11:00 am and will post the winning username on the blog soon after 11:00 am.

If the form below is not visible on your mobile device, you will need to enter from a computer.

 

197 Comments

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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 3, 12:59 p.m.

    You are welcome! I will send the gift card tomorrow. Enjoy!

  • LuvinCam Jun 3, 12:36 p.m.

    And the winner of the $10 Exxon gas gift card is.....

    LuvinCam

    Congratulations! I will send you... View More

    — Posted by Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper

    Thank you so much Faye! I really appreciate it!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 3, 11:33 a.m.

    And the winner of the $10 Exxon gas gift card is.....

    LuvinCam

    Congratulations! I will send you an e-mail in just a bit to get your mailing address.

    Thanks to all who entered. You offered a bunch of great ideas for frugal summer fun!

  • amc14 Jun 3, 8:31 a.m.

    Hoping to take a trip to Calabash NC to see my husband's family. Both of our birthdays are coming up - June 6 and June 13. Anything helps with gas :)

  • jppope Jun 3, 7:55 a.m.

    We just got back from a weekend in Alexandria and DC. We went for a wedding but also did some sightseeing in DC. Also hope to take some other short trips this summer.

  • williamslinda34 Jun 3, 7:48 a.m.

    Being very frugal. Spending a day in my own hometown. Going to San Lee Park. Plan on eating the fish caught for supper. Packing a picnic for lunch.

  • ascherer Jun 3, 6:53 a.m.

    Almost annually we go on vaca with my parents for a week. Mom and I go to the grocery store the first night. We cook/make all our meals except for one nice dinner out.

  • autumn_nut Jun 3, 5:28 a.m.

    We are fortunate enough to have a friend who owns a cottage at Nags Head. We recently went and cooked our own meals. We even biked and walked to where we needed to go.

  • batey3 Jun 2, 11:00 p.m.

    Split the cost of a mountain cabin with another adult and cooked our own meals. We never wanted to leave!

  • robinenterkin Jun 2, 10:52 p.m.

    We took a day trip to Mt. Airy.

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