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12 March 2017

Saving Money on Travel with Klook

(This is not a sponsored post. I'm not sure why we bloggers always disclose when posts aren't sponsored...seeing as the law only says that you have to disclose when posts ARE sponsored. However, I am using my referral link for Klook in this post. It's the usual deal: you get a few dollars off your first purchase when you sign up through my link, and I get a few dollars off my next purchase.)

Save Money on Travel with Klook

I first discovered Klook last summer when my sister and I were going off on a short trip to explore Singapore for a few days. Like every other trip I've ever taken, one of my big priorities was saving money. We wanted to go to Universal Studios, so as I was looking up options for the best ticket deals for Universal Studios, I stumbled across Klook. Their ticket price was about $10 USD less than the standard price. On a ticket that's normally around $50 USD, that's a pretty steep discount! They had the best ticket deal, by far. They also had the best ticket price for a number of other places throughout Singapore, including the famously awesome Singapore Zoo.

I had never ever heard of Klook, though, and didn't know how legit or legal it was, so I started doing some background research. From what I could find, which wasn't a whole lot back then, they seemed rather new, but those who had used the site had found it reliable. I didn't know anyone in real life who had used it. We decided to take a risk and buy our tickets from there, although I will admit, I was very nervous walking up to Universal Studios on that day with our Klook tickets--hoping they wouldn't be rejected!


Best Travel Buddy ever. Unless Angel's in the competition. Can I have both? I can't decide.

They weren't! We went through the ticket gate smoothly, no problem at all, and even saw a lot of people with the same Klook print-outs (for most of their vouchers, you can either print out the voucher or display it on a mobile device, but be sure to read the details of the specific deal that you buy).

Our vouchers again worked very smoothly at the Singapore Zoo, and by then I was convinced--Klook was awesome! The next month, we used them to buy tickets for an experience in Kuala Lumpur.


Sentosa is rather awesome.

The basic Klook experience is that you can use the site to search for your intended destination, and then see what deals they offer in that destination. The best discounts are for more big-ticket experiences--theme parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, etc. But they also offer deals on transportation and tours in various destinations.

The company started out in Hong Kong,  and last summer, when I stumbled across them, most of the deals they offered were very much limited to Southeast Asia. But, in the last year, they have expanded their offerings quickly! Now, I notice that they are offering a lot more deals throughout countries beyond SE Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and Australia! There's even just a few deals sprouting up in Europe and North America...which makes me think that in the future, there will probably be more.

Keep an eye on Klook, and sign up through my referral link if you like to pay less for tickets than the price at the gate!

What's the best strategy you use for saving money when traveling? Does $10 off of $50 sound like a pretty worthwhile discount to you?

20 comments :

  1. Klook Sounds great for sorting your destination and then the deals on top of that. #MondayEscapes

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  2. Klook sounds pretty cool, actually! I had not heard of it but that's good to know.
    And you actually are supposed to disclose for affiliate links, so you were good to go, haha. I think bloggers "disclose" when they aren't being sponsored because they want you to feel they are being genuine about a product? But that's odd to me since we should be genuine in every post. lol. Oh well, I think I have "disclosed" unnecessarily before too, so I can't say much. haha

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  4. This looks really cool. I have never really checked for deals like thia because I am a bit weary. I have used viator though to look for tours.

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  5. Cool! I hope they expand more into North America! I'll have to keep this in mind.

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  6. I don't have plans to travel outside the U.S. soon, but I'll have to keep on eye on Klook's North American deals. When I travel, I try to save money by comparing prices across different websites and offsetting expensive experiences with plenty of free ones.

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  7. Oh man, I just got back from a trip and this would've been so beneficial! There's a lot of things that were tad too expensive or we skipped all together!

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  8. This sounds like a great deal! I've never heard of it either, but if it's legit and works, then that would be great to use! :)

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  9. Wow - I have never heard of Klook but I am heading over there now, using your referral link of course, to have a look. Thanks.

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  10. Klook is something new for me not having heard of this before. Will be checking it out closer and reading the fine print.

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  11. I've heard of Klook before, but haven't really looked into it. It definitely sounds like a worthwhile site to check out when planning a trip. I'll definitely have to check it out if I'm ever traveling to one of the cities you can use it for.

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  12. In an age where so many bloggers write sponsored posts, I think it is important to disclose that a post of this nature isn't sponsored. It's a bit sad but necessary. I've never heard of Klook but will definitely check it out next time I travel!

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  13. That's an awesome discount! Checking it out now to see if there's anything near me!

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  14. Thanks again for the rec! I've signed up with your link and have found some pretty cool stuff listed on it for Bangkok (and Lombok actually). So I may well end up using it. I will never turn down a good discount!

    Also I laughed at your non-disclaimer. I do the exact same, because I never do any sponsored stuff but it's so rife at the moment that I think people just assume that anything mentioning a product must be sponsored. It's a bit sad really.

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  15. Klook sounds brilliant! I know what you mean about feeling like you have to disclose when you don't really need to! :D #mondaysecapes

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  16. Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts
    things to do in North-America

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  17. I mention when something isn't sponsored just because I want to be 100% transparent with my readers. I also give really detailed disclosures at time just to be on the safe side. So many bloggers still don't disclose their sponsored posts that I've come to doubt reviews by bloggers if they don't include some sort of disclaimer.

    Dan and I save money by traveling in the off-season and using points whenever possible. He travels for work, and he always stays with IHG hotels to get the points. Like we're going to San Antonio for our anniversary soon. We booked our flights and our hotel on points. Granted, we rarely rack up enough points for free flights!

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  18. OOh not heard of Klook before but will definitely check them out now;) Thanks for the heads up! Sharing via twitter and Pinterest. Thanks for linking to #MondayEscapes

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  19. This is the first I've heard of Klook. Now that you've encouraged me to poke around their sight, I wish it had been around when we were extensively traveling in Asia. I do see that they have a few offers for Hawaii which is our next big trip. Thanks for the introduction to this webservice.

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