Camping can be a real summer vacation dollar-stretcher...here are some ideas shared by Pam Jasso Sigurdson from her Houston radio show that can come in handy wherever you are!
Target Stores - pays for free museums and events across the country - go to target.com/community and click on "arts and culture" to find out what's happening near you.
Bank of America customers, flash your card for access to 150+ museums nationwide the first weekend of every month. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com
$.50 to $1 movies - during the summer, Regal and Cinemark offer one or two weekday matinee specials per week.
Take a Hike - Several weekends a year, more than 100 national parks offer free admission - check nps.gov for dates
Go bowling - Lanes nationwide are offering two free games to kids all summer. Sign up to receive a voucher at kidsbowlfree.com
Hear a story - libraries have drop in story hour once a week, Pottery Barn Kids - free story time on Tuesday mornings
At Apple Camp (in Apple retail stores) kids ages 8-12 learn how to make their own film using iMovie software. The 3-day workshop leads to a festival where campers can debut their flicks.