Having cheap fun in the sun with Sports Direct

Jun 24, 2013, 07:01 ET from SportsDirect.com

LONDON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

We may have had a coupled of warm-ish days but that is nothing compared to going abroad for a week or two and basking in the heat and sunshine, but if you're trying to save and haven't yet booked a holiday don't panic. SportsDirect.com show you how you can save on your holiday and suitcases!

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First all the holiday itself. It might be easier to nip into your local travel agents and aske them to find you the best deal, however chances are you can find it yourself for a lot less. Websites such as Teletext, Lasminute.com and onthebeach.co.uk usually have some great deals on European holidays and you can search for hotels, flights and transfers all in one place so you can price it up exactly on the site and compare it to others.

When choosing the airport obviously search for ones local to you but also check ones further away and the London airports. Sometimes you find that the flights are cheaper from different airports and if you can find a cheap deal on the Megabus or National Express bus then it could mean that you make a decent saving.

If you can, try to make do with hand luggage only. Charges for checked baggage does differ from airline to airline but the charges can be anything from £11 to £35 per suitcase, so if you're trying to save money opt for hand luggage. Always make sure that you weigh your suitcase before you leave for the airport though as the fees for overweight hand luggage can come with a hefty price tag, Rynair charge up to £140 (on selected routes), a surprise you don't want to experience. Cabin friendly suitcases are also cheaper  to buy, SportsDirect.com have a wide range with prices starting from £8.99 for a 16inch suitcase.

The added bonus of booking a holiday online is that you have the option to check-in online before you go. This means you don't incur a booking fee and all you have to do is fill in your passport details online and print off your e-ticket. Although the booking fee is only about £10 per person it still saves you that bit extra.

The main thing to keep in mind is that you can find some fantastic deals - you just have to be willing to search for them!

To find a great deal on suitcases and holiday clothes log on to SportsDirect.com or visit their official Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest deals. You also find more holiday tips on their blog!

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