You can put the sharing economy to work for just about anything, from your transportation, to guided tours, meals, and where you sleep. Look for low cost options like hostels and home stays instead of fancy hotels. Communities like Couch surfing and Global Freeloaders have a large network and offer options for free stays around the world and are also a great way to get in touch with other travellers.When looking for places to eat, try to stay as far away from the tourist traps. Food at popular haunts is often double the price and half as good. Street food and small restaurants with more local customers offer cheaper, tastier food that is less likely to get you sick as it’s usually fresh due to the high churn and will save you money. Websites like Mealsharing.com and Eatwith.com are a great finders for such experiences.Many Ecommerce websites and apps today let you look directly for stores that you want to shop at and earn a percentage of your money back on purchases, so you can save while on your trip. Eg. Paytm, GoCash etc.For an avid traveller, travel credit cards are recommended over regular debit cards since credit cards offer a great opportunity to earn free points that can be redeemed for airfares, hotels, or cash. The more you travel using your credit card, the more you earn and save for your future trips. Most online travel marketplaces also offer special points and virtual cash for flight bookings and hotel bookings that you can redeem anytime you need to. Eg. The Jet Privilege Program, MakeMyTrip Card etc.You can join travel groups and communities online on Facebook and travel blogsites to get regular alerts about good places to check out while on your trip. Get tips on how to find the most cost-effective options from fellow travelers and locals on these communities. Trip Advisor, Tripoto, Google Reviews are a good bet.