First: Use the yellow pages or research online for local hot air balloon flight companies. Find out if any coupons or discount offer to to reduce the fee.
Second: Visit balloon festival because in festivals companies usually offer balloon rides at cheaper cost with larger basket to carry more people at one time .
Third: Find out for other community events in your area (like fairs) that integrating hot air balloon rides. Again, these commercial hot air balloon ride companies can offer cheaper prices because they take more people at once.