Offers Ways to Have Memorial Day Weekend Fun on the Cheap

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Memorial Day is unofficially the gateway to summer. Don't let downturn economy stop a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Despite how limited funds may seem, there are a few ways to enjoy the long weekend. Chicago Deal Sites creator shares tips on creating budget friendly Memorial Day getaway.

Watch daily deals can help put an exciting vacation without breaking the bank

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Memorial Day is unofficially the gateway to summer. Families plan for picnics and mini vacations for the long weekend at the end of May.

Everyone anticipates the day off on the last Monday of the month so they make plans to escape with family and friends. For some it seems impossible to have a really memorable experience or get away because finances are probably low.

Some might be one of many who was laid off and may have just found a job after an extended period of time. Other may be going through a cash crunch. Even though the economy is heading for an upswing but some consumers may be one of thousands who haven't caught up yet. So that 3-day cruise or trip to Disney World or the Grand Canyon may be out for now.

Despite how limited funds may seem, there are a few ways to enjoy the long weekend. They can have a staycation, pool their resources with family or friends, or take advantage of local deals.

The staycation has become the new economy buzz word for stay at home vacation over the last few years. The thought is to use local or nearby resources and spend only $200 to enjoy their time off if they are not able to take a European vacation, which may cost $2,000 for each person. Instead families can probably find a European inspired restaurant or hotel in their neck of the city.

Pool Resources
If a luxury vacation is a must, pool financial resources with family or friends is a great alternative. Sharing costs softens the financial blow and additional resources opens the door for group deals as well as other untapped resources made possible through family/friend's connections.

Local Deals
The final way to approach this Memorial Day weekend is to take advantage of the local deals through sites like Groupon and Living Social. Consumers can have a rich weekend by purchasing price-busting restaurant, travel, and spa deals for up to 90% off.

Amy Querido of Chicago Deals sites says, "you may start to feel overwhelmed by all the deal site choices, but if you watch daily in the weeks coming up to Memorial Day or any holiday, you can put together an exciting vacation without breaking the bank". Her website makes it easy to see all the deals in one place. It goes further because it also categorized the deals, shows the expiration date, and lists the cost as well around the Windy City.

Memorial day weekend can be a blast when choose one or all of these solutions. Family can usher in the summer with as much fanfare as they like without breaking the bank.


Chicago Deal Sites ( provides a single site that aggregates all of the best deals offered by the top daily deal sites such as Living Social and Groupon. Using Chicago Deal Sites, you will be able to sort through the various deals by category, date, and deal source. Subscribe to Chicago Deal Sites and you will receive a daily email newsletter listing all of the deals in one location.

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