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Tips to Cut Your Holiday Travel Budget

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:00 pm | Updated: 2:32 am, Tue Jan 7, 2014.

(StatePoint) Traveling this season? You’ll be in good company. Of the 43.4 million estimated Thanksgiving travelers who journeyed 50 miles or more, 90 percent were expected to do so by automobile, according to 2013 AAA projections. But if your budget is tight, you’re probably looking for ways to cut back on travel expenses.

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For those driving, here are a few penny pinching ideas:

• Pack snacks and beverages for the road.

• Improve your fuel efficiency by accelerating and decelerating gently, and not overloading the car unnecessarily.

• Plan a route that avoids toll roads.

• Consider entering the Exxon and Mobil photo contest for a chance to win $1,000 worth of ExxonMobil Gift Cards. To participate, work with a friend or family member to upload separate photos of yourselves and “mash” them to create one image. To enter, visit The contest runs through December 31, 2013 and a new winner is awarded each day.

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