This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club. All opinions are 100% mine.
Many of us are trying to squeeze in the last bits of summer fun before school starts back up.
Nothing says quintessential summer joy like a family road trip! Some of my favorite memories come from long stretches on the road with family and friends.
Unfortunately, as my responsibilities grew, road trips don’t seem to be quite as carefree anymore. But I’ve found with a little forethought and preparation, road trips with kids can be both safe and enjoyable!
Four Ways to Make Road Trips Safe and Fun…
Pick Out Road Trip Games
I can still remember all the laughs my family would have playing games in the car. Even as a college student, my buddies and I would entertain ourselves with games like “Never have I Ever”, “Would You Rather?”, “20 Questions”, “2 Truths and a Lie”, and more. The time would fly as we made memories and got to know each other even better.
The second best part of a road trip is the snacks. Have a good mix of treats and healthy food. Bring plenty! Refillable, no spill drink containers are also a must! Don’t forget to consider the mess factor. A two year old with caramel can wreak havoc on a backseat or his sister’s hair.
Plan for Places to Stop
Traveling with small children can be a logistical nightmare. Think through family friendly places to stop to eat and stretch those restless legs. Don’t forget clean comfortable places to nurse or change diapers. If you don’t know much about a stops particular accommodations, it doesn’t hurt to call ahead.
Prepare Your Car
What’s a road trip without a car??? It’s so important to make sure your car is in great working condition and up on all it’s safety standards.
Safety starts from the tires up!
Sam’s Club is having an awesome deal on tires at their Dare to Compare Event. They have many great brands to choose from including Michelin, Goodyear, BF Goodrich and Pirelli. And with your tire purchase comes their Tire Installation Package. The package includes…
- Tire Mounting
- Tire Lifetime Balancing
- Tire Lifetime Rotation
- A Value Stem
- No Charge Tire Lifetime Flat Repair
- 24-hour Emergency Roadside Service
* Complete terms and conditions of all Sam’s Club warranties and services can be obtained at any Sam’s Club Tire and Battery Center location.
Different deals are being offered at different times.
- Goodyear: 6/24/2015 – 8/31/2015 ($70 off set of 4)
- BFG: 7/3/2015 – 8/17/2015 ($50/$70 off set of 4)
- Michelin: 8/26/2015 – 9/27/2015 ($70 off set of 4)
- Pirelli: 9/18/2015 – 11/30/2015 ($80 instant savings)
- BFG 9/25/2015 – 11/7-2015 ($50/$70 off set of 4)
They even have a price matching guarantee!
This is how their “Dare to Compare” offer works: Bring a valid “all-in” quote from a tire sales and installation retailer to your Sam’s Club Tire and Battery Center service counter. The quote must be printed on dealer/retailer letterhead and dated within the past 7 business days. The tire must be the same brand, same line, same load index and speed rating (service description) as the tire intended for purchase at Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club carries some club-specific tire lines – in these cases, Sam’s Club will compare the club-specific tire line to the equivalent general-market tire line. Sam’s Club considers the following tire lines to be equivalent and will price match accordingly.
And if that wasn’t enough, sign up for the chance to win a $250 Sam’s Club Gift Card!!!
So before you head out on your final road trip of the summer, pick some games, pack some snacks, plan some stops, and prepare your car with Sam’s Club #DareToCompare event going on now!
Share your summer road trip plans in the comments!