Day 1091 – How to Save Money During a Conference

Starting today, I am attending the Vicki Irvin Extreme Women Entrepreneurs Event. I tell you more about that later!!

My fellow wedding vendor, Bridget Moore (see her blog post yesterday!) had tickets and was allowed to bring a guest…I’m SO glad she brought me!!

We’re both pretty thrifty, so we tried to save as much money as we could on food and lodging.

Tip number 1a.
Buy food that does not need to be refrigerated and/or you just need to add hot water. We choose those Tuna packets, Velveeta Shells & Cheese instants, cup of noodles and a pasta/sauce mix. You can typically get a cup of hot water for free or a small fee. Even 2 bucks for a cup of hot water and 50 cents for a cup of noodles is a LOT cheaper than food you’d find at a conference and/or in a hotel.

Tip number 1b.
Tip 1 is a cheap way to eat but it’s not the healthiest option. If you want to be healthy, just take a ton of apples and oranges. We also purchased a number of water bottles. And the tuna isn’t too unhealthy.

Tip number 2a.
Stay in a hotel under $100…

Tip number 2b.
Try and book your hotel at least a week before you go to the conference…not the day of…

Reward for following these tips
Since we saved a lot of money eating cheaper food, so we splurged and went to Carmine’s. We each got a 22 oz. Sangria!! Delish!

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