With travel turned upside down this year, many people have traded in flights to far away destinations for good old fashioned road trips. It’s a great way to see more of the country as you get to experience things you’d never encounter in the air. We’ve already covered road trip essentials and seven of the best road trip routes from big cities, but now we want to show you our favorite tips and tricks on how to save money on a road trip by using Rakuten.
Did you know Rakuten partners with popular booking sites to offer Cash Back on everything from car rentals to hotel stays? Once you’ve plotted out your road trip in full, use Rakuten Travel & Vacations to search for the best rates at your destinations along the way. It’s a little bonus on top of great rates and puts a little money back in your pocket. Learn more about how it works here.
If you’re looking to buy an RV, pop-up and other road-trip worthy vehicle, you should know they are in high demand right now and a little hard to come by. Luckily, there’s a better way to get off grid: RVshare. The helpful platform connects you with local owners who are willing to rent out their rigs at affordable rates. You can choose to pick it up or have it delivered directly to you. The best part? You can book your RVshare rental with Rakuten RVshare and get Cash Back.
One of the smartest things you can do to save on a road trip is bringing your own snacks and food for the big adventure. Eating on the road really adds up as everything is generally overpriced due to the convenience. We love the snack boxes from Break Box, which are available with Cash Back from Quill. They are really affordable at $1 per snack, especially when you consider just how much you get in each box. The best part? That extra Cash Back to help you save even more.
Go City offers discounted passes to attractions in major cities around the world. It’s an affordable way to fit in a bunch of different sights and experiences for a steal. Get Cash Back on Go City when you shop with Rakuten, and they also realize that some things are open right now while others are temporarily closed. For that reason, Go City has extended the expiration date of their passes from one year to two years.
You can’t live on snacks alone, so you’re going to have to eat at some point. Trying local food is also a great way to experience a new place. Use Rakuten Dining to earn 5% Cash Back at thousands of restaurants across the country. With so many selections, you’re bound to find something for the entire family no matter where you go.
You’ll need to be a member to earn Cash Back with each of these partners, so join Rakuten today. It’s fast, free, and easy to join. Happy road tripping!