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    Now that my lay away is all paid off, how much is a good amount to save up before the festival?

    I was thinking one hundred cash each day to account for food, drinks and recreational activities. Thoughts?

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    I think I brought $200 last year. I really only ended up spending about $120 (including food, water and merchandise). I spent way less than I though I would, but I don't drink...so if you plan on drinking all weekend you should probably bring more.
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    ONE MILLION DOLLARS


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    $100 a day is pretty damn good, I'd like to be able to swing that.

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    If you can swing it, $100/day is way more than enough and great to have just in case for everything. That's what I budget and even with the amount of beer I drink i don't usually spend all of it. Maybe I'll actually buy some merch this year.

    I think it's best to over-budget so you can have anything you want. I treat this as a vacation, i splurge as much as possible.
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    It will depend on how my holiday spending is going up until Coachella. My budget is $150 a day, but if I spend less on the other days of my trip, I'll have more for Coachella
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    $150 is more then enough for me for the whole weekend, but I don't buy merch and come prepared.

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    About 1200 for the weekend for both me and my girl... A lot of it goes towards drinks and merchandise.
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    I had $100/day last year. I bought merch, records, food AND i drank in the beer gardens. I came home with some cash. So....atleast $300 (friday/saturday/sunday) should float you.

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    There's no need for me to budget at all this year. Everything I've saved in the last year to be used towards traveling expenses, ticket costs, and car rental has not been used at all since I've managed to suffice with my normal checking account.

    But I still say I maybe only spend like 100 all weekend if past Coachellas are any indication. Maybe 150 if I'm feeling super antsy.
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    I came well prepared so my figure is a little inaccurate, but I didn't buy a single bit of food when I got there, nor did I buy alcohol, I had it all in the car and snuck it in. However, I did buy other necessities and even a cd and lost some money because of a faulty pocket, plus I had to pay my friend twenty bucks for the scalped camping pass she bought. I made it through the weekend with 100 bucks though, probably would have been nice to have more though

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    Hmm last year I budgeted $150 for spending money but I spent way less. I didn't drink or buy any merchandise. Now that I think about it, I regret not buying a souvenir t-shirt. I highly doubt I'll spend more this year.
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    100 per day - arriving Thursday for check in so I will probably bring 400 for the weekend. Depends on what the Canada/US exchange looks like that week.

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    how do you spend a hundred per day honestly? Do you just raid the merch tent everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frizzlefry View Post
    how do you spend a hundred per day honestly? Do you just raid the merch tent everyday.
    basically. Also, with conflictchella coming up I don't like to leave the festival grounds to make food unless I'm extremely close to the festival entrance. I was in the far spot last year and it just wouldve been too much of a hassle to leave.

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    I bring about 300 for the weekend. I bring extra just incase, good to be prepared.

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    how do you spend a hundred per day honestly? Do you just raid the merch tent everyday.
    Also, yes, I raid the merch tent a lot.
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    I don't think I have ever spent more than 100 each day, but I always try to have at least that much JIC. I might grab a few pieces of merch, and few drinks, but the rest mostly goes to food and water/gatorade.

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    I am planning on 100 a day but bringing extra as well. I always like to be over prepared rather then screwed if something goes wrong.

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    i bring $100 a day generally. but for me, that includes breakfast before i get to the fest and food on the way home. when i was getting denny's take-out, that added up! but most of my money goes towards bottles of water. i tend to buy a bunch of bottles to take to a stage with me so i don't have to keep going back to buy more. i don't buy merch. and i don't always spend all my money. but it's nice to have extra cash in case something happens. i was sick one year and gladly gave money to the people on bikes with those carts to give you a ride. or i've had friends that needed to call AAA.
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    $500
    enough to party with

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    $8 beers add up real quick

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    With fuel probably about $1200.00:-) That will cover all the food and we are feeding about 20-30 people each morning, as well as fuel for the 17 hour driving trip there and back and any sundry souvenirs I may need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButcherTheSong View Post
    $8 beers add up real quick
    this is also true. though being confined to the beer garden helps keep me in check.
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    1st day is most expensive for me, get in there early and buy all the merch you want first. the rest of the days 100 is more than enough or just about right depending on how many stupidly expensive beers you're gonna buy.

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    I'm printing this out so I know who to rob.

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    after food and gas and shit like that I spend about $40 a day. make sure to get merch early.
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    I'm printing this out so I know who to rob.
    that was awesome haha

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    Piles and Piles of it.
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    I think you should skip on buying mediocre eight dollar beers and just use that money to buy a backpack and bring in good liquor, unless you only drink beer, than buy away.

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