October 09 2017
Are you like many of us out there heading into festival season needing some serious dosh for festival tickets? With so many events and festivals on over the Summer period, it's pretty easy to break the bank. We teamed up with our good friends at Boost Mobile, to provide some handy tips to get you one step closer to getting your hands on every festival ticket in town. So let's get into it!
You're a couple of weeks out from the festival season. Break down your expenses into a budget and plan ahead - a little bit of financial commitment can go a long way. See what expenses can wait, and cut out unnecessary spending.
So you want to go to every music festival this season, but you're already living off tin cans of Baked Beans. VOLUNTEER!
Almost every music festival is looking for staff, whether it's behind the bar, guest services or backstage. Despite having to work, you can still have fun, make some good dosh, enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival and work in one of the best environments in the world. Want to know the biggest plus side? Most festivals set rosters so you're able to catch the headline act or at least some of the day's festivities - better yet, they might even let you clock off early.
Dude, you're spending over $100 a month on subscriptions like a dodgy mobile phone plan. Our pals at Boost Mobile want to give you a leg up with some good mates rates and no lock in contract. Get started with 50% off their $40 SIM with unlimited calls, text and up to 9GB of data (available online until 30 Oct). Plus you can stream music data free! Saving money always starts with watching your expenses and value doesn't get much better than that.
We could recommend using tax refunds wisely, like saving up for a deposit on a house etc. Lodge your taxes ahead of the festival season and who knows, you might find yourself with some festival ticket money.
While cutting down on that Avocado on Toast might not buy you a home these days, it can certainly buy you a festival ticket. Spending around $7 a day on a piece of toast with a slap of Avocado can set you back around $2555 a year. Look, you're allowed to splurge on breaky, but if you cut the lavish breakies out for 1 month, you could find yourself with a festival ticket and some left over monies to spare….Hooray!
If you're following some of the above tricks of the trade and you've found yourself with some cash at the ready, don't waste time! Buy the early bird tickets to save you even more cash. Don't be the dude leaving it to last minute and buy the 'final release' or even worse, buying tickets off a last minute scalper - that is not a vibe!