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Tips To Budget For Your First Jump

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

We understand that the cost to go skydiving is expensive. But don’t let that stop you.

Your first jump is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we’re of the belief that there are ways to fund worthwhile experiences.

If you really strip down the cost to skydive and compare that with the discretionary income that you tend to spend on things such as beer and coffee, we think you’ll find ways to save. This is, after all, an activity that could potentially change your life.

Follow some of these tips to put yourself on track for your first skydive.

Evaluate The Cost

The first thing you need to figure out is exactly how much does a tandem skydive cost. Would you like to add a video package to your first jump? We highly recommend it!

At Skydive Orange, a tandem skydive will cost $259 if you pay in cash or $270 if you pay with credit. We offer discounts on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We also offer tandem HALO jumps, which take you to an altitude of 17,500 feet, more than three miles above the Earth’s surface. The HALO jumps cost $685 for cash or $715 for credit.

Cut Back On Spending

Once you know exactly how much it is to go skydiving, the first step to help you reach that goal is determining where you can cut back on spending.

Do you go to Starbucks every day and get coffee? Do you buy lunch at work? Are you spending much more money than you realize on dinner or beverages? Are you smoking cigarettes?

Identify these areas and cut back on them for a few weeks. Take that money you’re consciously saving and put it into a skydiving fund. Cutting back on one $5 Starbucks latte on weekdays would save you $100 a month!

Sell Stuff

Do you want to get more aggressive with your timeline? Now would be a great time to declutter your life! Have a garage sale and sell things you don’t use or could live without.

There are marketplaces on Facebook, Amazon, and eBay that can help you find buyers online. You can also sell clothes via consignment apps.

Set Aside Some Of Your Paycheck

Another way to consciously save up for the skydiving fund is to take a percentage of your paycheck out each time you’re paid. The amount would depend on how much you need to fund your usual bills and commitments. The more you’re able to set aside, the faster you’ll reach your target.

If you follow even one or two of these tips, you could be on track to book a skydive in just a few weeks! So what are you waiting for? We look forward to receiving your reservation very soon, you savvy saver you.

Skydive Orange Tandem Skydive

Sharon Taylor

Ivy, VA

One of the most amazing experiences of my life. Hard to describe the joy and exhilaration, you have to experience it for yourself!

The largest tandem skydiving center near Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.

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