Everyone that has ever visited a theme park knows that it cost a bit of coin. It certainly is not known as a place to go and save money to say the least. Still, there are some areas where you can save money at theme parks. Souvenirs, in particular, can be very reasonable if you know what to look for. Here are some cool souvenir ideas that are affordable and reasonable:
Like every other retail establishment, theme parks will generally have older merchandise that they want to liquidate. Look for different color tags and ask the people that work there for the clearance items. You might be surprised at the deals you can find if you simply ask about it.
While post cards are inexpensive, they are perfect souvenirs when you are short on cash. Post cards usually cost a buck or two, mail rather easily and reflect the location you are at. What more could you ask for? To snazz them up you can always frame them or make a scrapbook.
These are certainly going to cost more than clearance items or postcards, but you will get a bargain being there in person in comparison to buying from a catalog or online. In fact, many folks ask for a discount and get it. If you know you want something specific, don’t be afraid to haggle a little. It might not work, but you lose nothing by trying.
Theme parks are famous for these little keepsakes and they are perfect souvenirs for those that are strapped for cash. Trying to pay for a souvenir for each person back home is a near impossibility for most families, but a free or inexpensive pin is the perfect solution. These pins are often passed out by the characters at the parks
Souvenirs that Don’t Come from the Gift Shop
There are countless souvenirs you can pick up to remember your trip. How about digital pictures with specific characters in the park or great locations? How about pressed pennies from the machines or a theme park brochure? Get creative with your souvenirs and you might not have to spend a single dime on them. The best souvenirs will bring back a specific memory and that is not something you always have to pay for.
Souvenirs are not always going to come in an expensive package, but make sure you get a good deal when they do. Sometimes saving money is about finding a great bargain for something that is expensive but cheaper than usual. The last thing you want to do is pay full price for anything. Spend time trying to find your best deals and do a little research before spending your hard earned cash.
What are some of your favorite them park souvenirs you have collected over the years?