Thanks to Growth Energy for collaborating on this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Ever heard from someone that they can’t find a gift for their dad? Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or this upcoming Father’s Day, finding something for someone who routinely says, “I don’t need anything” can be a challenge. And to be fair – many of us have given our dads enough neckties and fountain pens to fill a lifetime. So, what do you get the father who has everything this Father’s Day?
Instead of returning to the same old thing – “Oh boy, another set of tongs for the grill!” – why not help your dad SAVE some money this year on the things he already loves to do. We all know the things our dads can’t get enough of – playing golf, boating and fishing, taking a trip to the beach, or just watching TV after a long day. With that in mind, here are 4 tips to share with your dad this Father’s Day that will save him money and not add another pair of socks or cufflinks to the back of his closet.
1. Save on the links: Let’s face it – as much as your dad loves golf, he’s probably not very good. And when he plays every weekend he can go through A LOT of golf balls. Since so many will end up at the bottom of a pond, make sure your dad knows that he can buy used golf balls at a fraction of the price of the new ones. That includes all of the name brands too. Saving on golf balls will make him feel a little better when he inevitably hits one in the water!
2. Fuel wisely: If your dad is a boater, he may have heard misinformation about what kind of fuel he should be using. This Father’s Day, be sure to tell him that fueling up the boat does not have to be a hassle, because regular E10 gasoline is the most convenient and cost-efficient fuel for boat engines. Some people spend a small fortune on ethanol-free gasoline, sometimes to the tune of a dollar more per gallon. Regular E10 is more convenient and more cost efficient – and all current boat engines made in the last twenty years are warrantied for E10 – a fact certainly worth reminding your dad this Father’s Day.
3. Hotels can be your best friends: When your dad is planning that family trip to the beach this summer, it’s important to remind him that hotels can offer a lot more than just a place to sleep. More often than not, hotels will have amenities like pools, free parking, free breakfast, and more that will save Dad the cost of doing those things elsewhere. But this can extend to even finding your father a great quote on his energy bills. I got my friend to compare my energy prices with my fathers to figure out how to save him some money on his bills.
4. Shop old-school: At the end of a long day, sometimes Dad just likes to relax at home with a great TV show. This Father’s Day, tell him he can save on the monthly cable bill by buying an old-school antenna. They provide a low-cost alternative to cable and satellite TV as well as a supplement to streaming services. Once you’ve got the antenna you’ve got free TV from all the major networks!
So, instead of the same tired gifts, share these money saving tips with Dad this Father’s Day. Saving on the golf course, fueling up your boat with E10 gasoline, using those great hotel amenities, and buying that old-school antenna will save your dad money and make it a successful Father’s Day for both of you!