I'm setting aside a certain amount of $$ per paycheck from now until our trip and saving all extra income (selling on ebay, side job, etc.). I was going to open a savings account, but I think I'll keep track at home in the safe. We are also planning to return our bottles (about 3 years worth in our garage!), use some Disney gift cards we have and ask for gift cards for our kids' birthdays. Am I missing any obvious way to save money? We need to only save about $700 before August, which is very doable. What odd or non-typical ways do you save money?