6 ways to save money on your Independence Day roadtrip

As millions of Americans prepare to hit the road for Fourth of July week, some extra savings could make the journey even sweeter. As you fill up your tank with fuel and grab your map (yes, you should still have a map), you’re going to want to make your trip as cost-effective as possible.

Before you go to the ATM to drain your bank account for travel expenses, there are several ways to trim your budget.

If you plan on hitting the road for the holiday, here are some tips on saving money along the way:

“This Independence Day will be one for the record books, as more Americans take to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways than ever before,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president, AAA Travel and Publishing. “Confident consumers with additional disposable income will look to spend on travel this holiday, building on an already busy summer travel season.”

A AAA survey showed that one in three respondents said they would alter their travel plans if gas prices hit $3, while 47% said that $3.50 would change their summer plans. What about you? Would gas prices dictate how and where you travel? Let us know in the comments.

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