I may be late to the party. Even so, I am going to post three tips, or as they say these days – hacks, which can help one to be healthy, wealthy, and wise. Sound good?
Tip #1 – Think Smarter, Not Harder
As I posted in 20 Things We Do to Stay Healthy, we eat an apple each morning. The honeycrisp apples we get from Aldi’s are so delicious – crunchy and sweet. We use an apple slicer to section the apple. But sometimes, the apple is wonky. The stem is off center, which makes using the apple slicer difficult. You can try putting the apple slicer off center and then try to show it who’s boss, but that takes A LOT of muscle.
This morning I had the brilliant idea to turn my wonky apple upside down, and it worked great. Unfortunately, I did not have, what would have been an even more brilliant, idea to take a picture of the process, so you will just have to take my word for it. It works. So think smarter, not harder and have that apple a day to keep the doctor away.
Tip #2 – A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
Now that you’re feeling all healthy from your daily apple, make some camping reservations at a Corps of Engineers campground. Dan and I love these campgrounds because they are very nice and so economical. Since Dan has the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass, we get half off these campgrounds which translates to about twelve to thirteen dollars a night for full hook ups.
Here’s the tip to make things easier. Again, I am late to the party. For three years, every time we made a reservation, Dan would have to go get his wallet to retrieve his National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass. Then I’d have to type in the number from that pass, so we could save the big bucks. However, I recently learned from the Corps of Engineers (COE) Camping Facebook group, the number from the pass can be saved in your account’s settings.
Here’s how: Sign on to recreation.gov. Go to My Account and then to Passes. From there, go to Interagency Passes. Enter your number, save and if you’re like me, thank the Lord above you finally know about this. What will I do with all that extra time?
Tip #3 – Buy Local
We don’t need a lot of time to visit one of our Missouri State Parks. There are a number of state parks very close to home and even more if we want to drive a bit. Even if you don’t live in Missouri, it’s probably the same for you. So, what’s the healthy, wealthy and wise tip here?
The past two or three Decembers (and maybe even more), our Missouri State Parks have offered a special promotion on gift cards. In the past, with the purchase of a one hundred dollar gift card, a twenty-five dollar gift card is thrown in for free. I don’t know if this will be offered this year, but I’ll be watching. If it is offered, with a little planning, one can save twenty percent on camping. Pay with your cash back credit card, and save even more. Reserve with your senior discount, and you can’t afford to stay home! See where I’m going with this? Yes, we’re going to Missouri State Parks in 2022!
How about you? Do you know of any state parks which offer discounts? Do you have any good tips for this healthy, wealthy and wise post? And I’m curious, were any of these tips helpful? If not, you can request a full refund.
How’s that for a deal?