Post by lukescrazyarms on May 7, 2013 15:25:56 GMT -5
So this may be pointless, but coming from someone who has a tight budget every year it's a random thought to save money for the trip, and in all honesty its really not even that clever but super simple. I have a coconut head coin jar that EVERY DAY I put the change from my wallet in and cash it in right before I go to the farm. 2 years ago I ended up with just under $125 bucks and last year when I did it religiously I ended up with just over $175.00. Its just one of those little tricks you may not think of I guess that I wanted to share. Feel free to post if anyone else has any ideas of saving money before, at, or even after Roo!
Post by gardenfresh on May 7, 2013 16:19:48 GMT -5
For a whole year before Roo 2011, I had an envelope hanging on the wall that I intended to put Bonnaroo money in to.
By the time May hit... the envelope was still empty (typical, I never follow through on anything I start). At that time, there was a contest for Total Access (Roll Like a Rockstar) from StubHub where you had to say why you would win (in 50 words or less) and submit one photo that told your story.
Like GF did (or didn't do) for Roo, I keep envelopes for all my major festivals. Whenever I have a few extra bucks, I throw money in. I waitress part-time, so I am lucky that I always have cash. If I don't go out one weekend, I'll take a 100 bucks and distribute it between envelopes. I always have more money than I need for any given fest (of course, ticket, plane and such are already accounted for).
I have a change jar/bucket thing but not sure I want to use it for Roo or save it for longer/when I really need it.
I started mine more or less as an emergency fund, but then I just put a lump of cash away for that reason and switched my change jar for Roo purposes only. It really is amazing how fast it adds up though
Post by plasticpepper on May 11, 2013 9:30:11 GMT -5
I feel like this is one of the only downsides of the rise of cashless payment. I never use cash for anything anymore, so even though we do keep a change jar, it really doesn't add up fast enough to have much effect on anything.