Summer fun without spending lots of money

he last school bell will sound soon, and, well, the long summer will be upon us.

So what will you do to keep the young’uns occupied until, well, the first school bell sounds?

Better yet, how will you keep the costs down at a time when the price on everything from gas to chocolate to stamps is skyrocketing?

Regina Novickis, consumer savings expert at, an online coupon website, says that’s easy.

“Many parents are looking for low-cost activities to keep the family busy during the summer without destroying their budget, ” Novickis said. “There are plenty of low-cost options, however, and summer activities don’t have to be expensive to be fun.”

For a list of suggestions on how to provide kids fun virtually free all summer long click here.