I said it once, and I’ll say it again: Long-distance relationships can be expensive. Last time I gave you tips on how to save money when you’re traveling to your love; this time I’ve got three more tips on how to save when you’re apart.
- Research shipping options before sending care packages. Some companies calculate shipping by weight and delivery region and others have various sized boxes that will ship for a flat rate up to a certain weight. Also, avoid buying boxes at big name retailers; they charge an arm and a leg!
- If you mail letters and postcards, buying stamps by the book and purchasing envelopes in bulk will save you money in the long run. It will also save a little in gas, because you aren’t running back and forth to the store each time you need supplies for a letter.
- Look into various phone plans. If you text often or use an app to video chat with your honey, a cell phone with an unlimited data and unlimited texting plan is more than likely the answer for you. If you spend more time just chatting on the phone, you may want to invest in a microphone if your webcam doesn’t have one. Most messenger programs offer free video and chat services....and free is much cheaper than what you’d pay for a home phone or minutes on a cell.
With all the money you’re saving, you might be able to see each other more often.