I’m always looking for ways to save money on road trips and this is one of my most used tricks on our travels. We are a family who loves to read and we go through LOTS of books. It’s one of our favorite ways to pass the time on a road trip and we always pack a big basket full of books when we hit the road.
It’s Easy to Save Money on Road Trips With a Thrift Store Book Grab!
But at 10-12 bucks a piece, paying full price for our books is out of the question. So we make a trip to a local thrift store to stock up on reading material before we head out. Generally priced from 50 cents to a dollar, thrift store books are a major bargain. Heck, at least once a week our local St. Vincent de Paul store offers 50% off of books making many of them only a quarter! By buying books at thrift stores, not only do we save money on road trips, I like that we are reusing items that otherwise might get thrown in a landfill while also funding wonderful charities. We all love to visit the book section of thrift stores and there is usually a large selection, from current best sellers to well loved classics.