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(NECN) - We mark the second day of our Cut Your Costs campaign here on Good Morning Live. All week long we'll be bringing you tricks and tips to cut down on your expenses throughout the year. Joining us now with some tips to save on food during the summer vacation season is Annie Copps, senior food editor of Yankee Magazine. Look for our Cut Your Costs campaign again as we'll bring your some easy steps towards balancing the family budget. Plus if you have questions of your own, you can email financial planner Jennifer Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org Then look for your answers on Friday when Jennifer will answer your questions on Good Morning Live SAVING MONEY ON FOOD WHILE ON VACATION 1. Bring a cooler with you and pack snacks & beverages 2. Eat your big meal at lunch. 3. Eat seasonal foods. 4.Ask the locals (or cab drivers) and avoid the tourist traps 5. Get the local paper and look for a. food festivals (chowder fest) b. pancake breakfast fund-raisers c. coupons d. early bird specials e. senior and "under 5" discounts 6. Eat at the grocery store (soup and salad bars) 7. Avoid the mini bar (bring your own) 8. Happy hour -- they're not just for cocktails, there is always food, too (tip well) 9. Appetizers -- 2 appetizers and a salad rather than an appetizer and entree 10. Drink filtered water rather than bottled at restaurants