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Summer vacations can be expensive, but one way to 'Stretch Your Dollar' is to start planning your vacation right away, and Randy Waesche is joining the Eyewitness Morning News to show how that preparation can really pay off, plus some other ways to get more for your money when you're traveling.

Ideas for saving money to plan vacations-

Idea 1 - plan in advance

Idea 2 - be flexible & use social media

Idea 3 - choose close to home

Idea 4 - use frequent flyers miles

Idea 5 - choose vacation rental

Idea 6 - take your friends along

Idea 7 - go camping

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