Barter Brings Cost Savings for Summer Fun!

Barter Brings Cost Savings for Summer Fun!

            They say that people become most clever and efficient with their scarcest resource, and nothing could be truer for the Smith Family of Suwanee.  Like most people, the Smith’s have to watch every penny of cash in our tight economy, but they are delighted to reap the benefits of their recession-proof alternative of fun through the Southern Barter Club.

Josh Smith is a landscaper with a family of four who wants to have tons of fun this summer.  So, to keep his hard-earned cash and still give the family their fun, here’s how Josh scheduled his June:

Smith Family June Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Dinner at Havana South

Walk around Mall of GA

    Bowling – Stars & Strikes

Dinner – Tanner’s

 
Dinner at Red Sky after church           Zip Line Adventure &

Dinner – BBQ in Gainesville

      Puppet Show & Lunch at Buffalo’s      
        Beach ! Beach! Beach!
Beach!            

 

How did he make it all work with little cash in the bank?  He bought gift certificates from the Southern Barter Club!  Here’s his chart of what the entertainment and food would have cost vs. what Josh actually paid out in cash:

Cost Comparison – June Fun

Meals or Entertainment Regular Cash Price Real Cost Using Southern Barter – Trading Fees
Dinner for 4 at Havana South

 

$48

$3

Bowling

 

$40

$2

Dinner for 4 at Tanner’s

 

$48

$3

Dinner for 4 at Red Sky

 

$48

$3

Zip Line Adventure

 

$300

$18

BBQ in Gainesville

 

$40

$2

Puppet Show for 4

 

$52

$3

Lunch for 4 at Buffalo’s

 

$48

$3

3-night beach accommodations

 

$450

$27

Total:

$1074

$64

 

So…  For $64 cash trading fees, plus one good landscaping project for another barter member, Josh was able to provide an amazing June schedule of fun for his family.

What about you?  Want to make some memories with your gang without spending a lot of cash?  Call the Southern Barter Club or visit us in our store, The Trading Post, in Buford, and let us help you think outside the box for summer adventures.  Find out how we can help your family reap the benefits of great fun on a budget!

 

http://www.southernbarterclub.com

 

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