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What Do You Spend the Most Money on During the Summer? Plus a $480 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 1, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Giveaways, Summer, Travel

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This is an easy question for me this year… vacation. In fact, we just got back from vacation, so it’s fresh on my pocketbook mind.

I commented to my husband that I didn’t see how big families could afford to go on vacation. I do know that you can do it on a loss less money than we did (we have before). But we did a full 7-day vacation and it was our first “real” vacation in a few years. So we splurged.

Summertime brings about several things that are exclusive to this time of year, some of which can be costly. From vacations, to back-to-school shopping, to planting a vegetable garden or summer sports for the kids, it adds up.

As I mentioned, we already took our summer vacation this year, and it really does add up quickly. Especially at tourist destinations. Just eating out is higher.

But we had so much fun! It was relaxing and our son had an incredible time. I think I’d prefer to go a little later in the summer next year, but our schedules wouldn’t allow it this year.

Now I have a few weeks before it’s back-to-school shopping time.

If you’re like me, a little extra cash would come in handy this summer, whether it’s for vacation, back-to-school shopping, or mad money… and I have some great news. A few fellow bloggers and I have come together to offer YOU a chance to win some cold hard cash.

Enter to Win this Amazing Giveaway! One lucky winner will win: $480 Cash via PayPal!

Participants must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner will be notified by email. Open WorldWide. Begins July 1 – 21

Please enter on the Rafflecopter form below, as many times as you wish. Good luck!

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43 Responses to What Do You Spend the Most Money on During the Summer? Plus a $480 Cash Giveaway

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I would use it to buy a few things I need for the house.

  2. Cris Henry says:

    I spend most money in the summer on a vacation…. If I won now, I would pay off a portion of my credit card!!

  3. I spend the most money in summer on grilling food and outdoor entertainment. And right now I would use the money to buy more outdoor furniture.

  4. Sicorra says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation Donna! And you are right, the costs add up quickly, but the memories you create with your family are worth it.

  5. Rose says:

    Groceries and a trip into see my grandson.

  6. This would help us fix our roof!

  7. Krystal V. says:

    school supplies!

  8. I’d use it to pay down my credit card. Would help offset the cost of the camps we sent our kiddos too! Thanks for the opportunity! 😀
    welindsey at gmail dot com

  9. Shanna says:

    I would spend the money on my largest summer expense : groceries. I’d also put some of the money towards a store bought pool for my children.

  10. jeanette sheets says:

    defintley to help with the extra groceries i have to buy for all the kids now that schools out and to help cover the extra electric bill i could really use this

  11. Stephanie Robertson says:

    I spend the most on my power bill and to keep the house cool. I could use that money to pay off some debts and take my son out for a fun night

  12. San says:

    I spend in summer mostly on groceries. If I won, I’ll use it to pay bills.

  13. tammy says:

    I need to win! Groceries and power bills are high

  14. Niki T. says:

    Definitely groceries.

  15. I would pay my bills! Boring, but true.

  16. Leah Washburn says:

    I probably spend the most money in Summer on activities with my kiddos and If I won I would probably take the kids to a waterpark =) Thank you for the chance! Your AWESOME For offering this!

  17. Rebecca Moeller says:

    Activities for the kids!

  18. Ellen Thompson says:

    I probably spend the most money trying to entertain the kids. I would probably use the money for back-to-school shopping for my kids.

  19. darlene bohannon says:

    i would use to get car fixed.

  20. Michael says:

    flip flop

  21. Jimmy says:


  22. Gail Williams says:

    We spend the most on vacation, gifts for grads and weddings…the things of summer. I’d help my husband with a hospital bill with the money.

  23. If I was lucky enoughto win the money, I would put it toward payment of the new laptop I had to buy.Thanks!

  24. John says:

    on vacation

  25. kris m says:

    save it towards a truck

  26. steve says:


  27. Heather Howard says:

    We would probably use it on groceries and gas money. We might take a little for gas to take the kids to our favorite beach though! 🙂

  28. Would use it toward car repairs.

  29. kathy dalton says:

    we go to the beach alot in the summer and i think i would use the money for gas and my car payment

  30. Jessica Snow says:

    I could actually use the money for bills and groceries.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  31. William says:


  32. Michelle Tucker says:

    I spend the most money on food and electricity. I’d use this to get the tags on my car done. As it is we are saving to afford it. Thanks!

  33. debbie campbell says:

    it is always spent on back to school. I have 2 going to college this year, so I would use the money for books

  34. Cindy says:

    In the summer our money goes to running the a/c.

  35. Sofie H. says:

    I would use this money for bills.

  36. stacey dempsey says:

    I probably spend the most on groceries in the summer with the kids home and often I am feeding their friends too lol and I would use it for back to school shopping and some bills

  37. vicki krukowski says:

    8 would spend it on driver’s ed for my oldest Andy the kids birthdays. All three have birthdays in July.

  38. Brandi Price says:

    Sadly I would put it towards bills since we have already had our big spend at the beach this summer!

  39. Cindy Miner says:

    We spend the most on Groceries. With 7 kids to feed 24/7 it seems like we need a crazy amount of food. Second is electricity and water for the pool.

  40. Kyra says:

    This year the bulk was spent moving, next year it better be vacation! At this point and extra money is going to back to school clothes… I just got the boy a new wardrobe about a month ago, then he had another growth spurt!

  41. Angela Cash says:

    If I won I would spend the money on materials for my kitchen renovation.

  42. beth m says:

    I would use the money on home improvements

  43. veronica lee says:

    We spend the most on a vacation and if I won the money, I would save it for my son’s college fund.