3 Ways I Saved Money When I Took The Groupon Coupon Challenge

Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post brought to you by Groupon.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Not too long ago my husband and I decided that we wanted to change up our weekend. Instead of our normal go-to activities, we wanted to do something different and exciting. Not only did we want to do something with just the two of us, but we also wanted to treat our two boys to a fun activity. That’s when we decided to try out the Groupon Coupon Challenge! You can learn more about how much you can save using Groupon HERE.

Our goal was to find activities on Groupon that would keep us entertained and give us an opportunity to spend quality time together. Plus, we loved the idea of finding awesome discounts!  I mean, no one loves the budget life more than I do! We wanted to stay within our budget, so we hopped on Groupon Coupons and started checking out the offers that were in our area. To be perfectly honest, I was little overwhelmed at first by the number of products and services that Groupon Coupons offer! There was SO much to go through! But we took our time and picked out things that we just knew we’d love.

Date Night

First and foremost, I knew that my husband and I were in desperate need of a date night. So we checked out all the restaurant deals. We decided on Simply Fondue in Dallas.  Back when we were dating, we used to splurge on fondue. I’m sad to say that we haven’t done that in years. It’s also a place that we wouldn’t want to take our children to, so it was the perfect place for a romantic date! We ended up saving $20 on our dinner!

Dinner was absolutely delicious! I mean, give me all the carbs and cheese! Plus, the atmosphere couldn’t be beaten. It was so nice to get dressed up and head to an upscale restaurant. It was even better that it fit in our budget with the discount!

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Family Fun

The next day we surprised our boys and took them to Medieval Times in Dallas. Saying that they loved it would be an understatement! My two boys were in heaven. I absolutely loved seeing their eyes light up during the show! If you’ve never been to Medieval Times, then you definitely have to check it out!  It’s certainly an entertaining show. Dinner is served and a story plays out with knights and queens. There are live animals and entire combat scenes at the end. Parts of the audience were assigned a knight to cheer on and ours won. Does that mean we will have good luck for 2019? I’m going to go ahead and say “Why yes, yes it does!”  The best part is that we saved over $84 on our tickets! My husband and I turned to look at each other at the end of the show and smiled because not only did our kids have a blast, but we didn’t pay an arm and a leg for the experience.

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What’s great is that Groupon also offers more than just restaurants and experiences.  In fact, you can search for coupons so that you can find discounts at major stores like Target, Walmart, and more! The cool thing is that you get the coupon code and redeem it when you’re ready! And here is where I make a serious confession. We desperately need new towels.  I feel like towels are such an “adult” purchase because no one gets excited about buying them. In fact, they are a pain to buy. There is nothing fun about buying towels. But we desperately need new ones. In fact, I’m flat out embarrassed with what we’ve been offering our overnight guests (sorry mom!). So when we came across a set of super soft and extra large towels, I knew that the Groupon Coupons discount was worth it. I quickly snagged a set and now I’ll no longer have to apologize when I have people come stay the night.

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If you’re needing a little bit of budgeted fun in your life, then you should totally take the Groupon Coupon Challenge! It will be fun to see how much money you can save on experiences, restaurants, and stuff that you were already planning to buy. To help you get started on your own Groupon Coupon Challenge, I’ve come up with some tips and pointers.  It’s totally possible to still stay within your budget, but still live a little!

Check out everything they have to offer.

I remember when I first started using Groupon years ago. I only looked for discounts at restaurants. But I was so excited to see that Groupon actually has so much to offer! Not only do they have discounts on food, but they also offer discounts on experiences such as massages (yes, please!) and fun activities. They even have discounts on items that you can buy. So make sure that as you’re scanning Groupon, you check out every category. You might be surprised what you find!

Branch out and try something new!

I don’t know about you, but I have a terrible habit of falling into a routine. That means that I go to the same places all the time. The same restaurants, stores, and entertainment places. And to be perfectly honest, my husband and I are really bad at falling into a routine when it comes to date nights. That’s why I was so excited to try out a new fondue restaurant. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I’m happy we branched out of our usual date night places and experienced something different.

Get the app!

You can certainly use Groupon on your computer, but the app is hands down the way to go! It’s super easy to navigate and you don’t have to print off a voucher. When we went out to dinner all I had to do was pull up the voucher in my app and redeem our Groupon Coupon. You’ll be happy even if you download the app to just look around.

Check back often.

Groupon Coupons come and go.  That means new offers are coming out daily.  I love this because every time you check Groupon Coupons you aren’t quite sure what offer will be waiting for you!

Use it when you’re on vacation.

If you have a trip planned, then don’t forget to check out Groupon for the city that you’re visiting! You’ll definitely find opportunities to visit new places and eat at nice restaurants for a discount! I love that Groupon isn’t limited to just a few cities. It’s perfect because they have options practically everywhere!

Groupon helps you stay on budget!

Groupon Coupons are perfect for everyone who wants to plan in advance when it comes to their budget! Let’s say that your husband’s birthday is coming up. Grab a Groupon Coupon now for a golf trip that way you can have that already budgeted for. Then when his birthday comes around, you don’t have that extra expense hanging over your head! Plus, you’ll be spending less than you had planned! And that, my friend, is what I call a success!

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I’d love for you to take the Groupon Coupon Challenge with me! It was seriously such a great way to enjoy quality family time while sticking within our budget! I bet you’d be surprised how much money you could save on things you were already planning to do.

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