Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf Plenti. As always, all opinions expressed on my blog are mine.
Summer is here and we’re ready to road trip!
We’re looking forward to a couple of weekend trips this summer and one thing is certain – I’ll be doing some serious shopping for my family in preparation!
From shopping for new shorts, tees and swimsuits at Macy’s to stocking up on sunscreen and snacks at Rite Aid to filling up our gas tank at Exxon or Mobil, our new Plenti card will help me earn points at all the places I frequent to keep the good times of summer rolling. It’s great to use one rewards program and one card! I don’t know about your wallet, but mine suffers from card fatigue so I was thrilled to know that I don’t even need to carry my Plenti card with me since I’ve downloaded the app to my iPhone.
Here are 6 tips from my own personal experience that will make summer family road trips a smoother process:
Map it out. Map out the areas for potential stops for gas fill-ups and peruse the area restaurants.
Crowdsource for tips. Ask for suggestions from other friends and family who have recently traveled to your destination (I often find these are the BEST tips!)
Don’t forget your mail and flowers. Ask a neighbor to check on them or pay a neighborhood teen to do it.
Get your car in shape for summer. Get an oil change, get your tires rotated, and make sure your windshield wipers are in good shape in case you drive through any summer storms.
Remember your furry friends. Make arrangements for pet sitting or kennel drop off 6 weeks out.
Download a traffic app. We like to use Waze to monitor road conditions and traffic alerts.
Stock up. As you do your routine shopping, stock up on sunscreen, snacks, and other roadtrip essentials. AND don’t forget to shop at Rite Aid, where you can swipe your Plenti card!
I’m a big bargain shopper and the Plenti app is a no brainer. Download the Plenti app (it’s totally free) from Google Play or the Apple App Store to find nearby locations where you can use Plenti as you shop for summer fun. Then browse and activate offers, and check your points balance on the go! That’s my kind of savings.
Do you have any other tips for making summer family road trips less stressful? One recent survey indicated that almost 90 percent of American families will take a summer road trip this year! Plenti is also hosting a fun concert sweepstakes you may want to enter! One lucky winner will win a trip to NYC to see Pitbull, Keith Urban and Nick Jonas perform.