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.