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The Frugal Girls Guide to Blissdom Canada

March 29, 2011

This morning the dates for Blissdom Canada were announced. Seems that the bliss is coming to the Hilton Hotel in Toronto from October 13th-16th.

Tickets are only $198 and go on sale March 31st at noon.

So we all know I am a frugal mom so attending an event like this takes planning. I would love to find a sponsor for the event but am not counting on it, so this means getting to Blissdom Canada takes some finical planning.

So how does a frugal gal get to Blissdom?

She plans, prioritizes and saves.

What are the costs?

Well the ticket is $198

Hotel (if you share with 3 others will run you about $200 each)

Food ( there is plenty of food at the parties, but do plan $100 for food, if you drink besides the free ones you need to plan that as well)

Transportation for me this is only $6 as I am local and will take the TTC to get there, if you are flying how about using Air Miles? or when it is time to book your travel make sure you look for airline codes that you can use, you can simply do a search online for  them.

Clothing, Hair, Makeup ( plan your spending for these as well –but I say just go in your pjs- I dare ya!) Personally I am not buying new clothes just for a conference.

Total Budget for this frugal Mom $506

Breaking my budget down to a monthly total between now and the conference $101.25 (savings starts April 1st and goes to Sept 1st)

If you take time to plan, prioritize, and save if you really want to get in on this great chance to network, and grow you can make it there.

So today since I am now done tackling my Blissdom Canada budget, I can check out what everyone else is tackling over at 5 Minutes for Mom who is busy getting ready for the Ultimate Blog Party that starts on Friday! By the way 5 Minutes for Mom was at the conference last year.

So are you planning on going? Are you going to save for it or look for a sponsor? or do both?

*the picture above is from the wonderful @CLBuchananPhotography, who snapped most of Blissdom Canada and this comes from the Flkr pool.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2011 6:12 pm

    Hi Hollie!

    Just wanted to let you know, I had someone generously donate another $50.00 to my giveaway. So I am now looking to giveaway a $150.00 Visa Gift Card. If you get a chance stop by. It may help with some of your costs!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Shelly xo

  2. March 31, 2011 3:21 pm

    I’d like to go … money is really tight. Not so sure I can pull it off.

  3. April 21, 2011 6:59 pm

    Not sure how I missed this post when everything “Blissdom Canada” is on my radar. LOL! That’s a pretty great budget. Unfortunately for me, I’m heading in from the prairies so it’s expensive for the flight no matter which way I look at it. I have my ticket and room booked and managed to win myself a $500 preoaded Visa from the Immunity-FX twitter party which is a huge help…I’m still excited about that one. 🙂 I am looking for sponsorship, preferably from one sponsor to limit spreading myself too thin but I already have one company I have worked with a few times before interested in sponsoring, I’m waiting for details on how much to see if I need to try and grab another sponsor. Fingers crossed for you too! Hopefully we get the chance to meet at Blissdom.

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