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Cheap entertainment hack: Groupon ‘Things to Do’

Cheap entertainment hack: Groupon 'Things to Do'
Cheap entertainment hack: Groupon 'Things to Do'

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Between moving apartments, changing jobs, and paying for transatlantic flights for my husband, I’m back to eyeing every penny. In direct opposition to that, I’m also (as usual) keen to keep my free time as busy and as fun as possible.

In my never-ending quest to try something new at least once a week, I’ve been forced to get creative. One of the more inspired ideas was introduced to me over Facebook: Groupon Things to Do.

Aside from being fun to say, it’s actually an amazing resource I feel like travelers are under-utilizing. Here’s a couple reasons travelers – especially local travelers – should head over ASAP.

Groupon is a surprising source of local travel inspiration

Did you know Groupon has an entire local ‘Things to Do’ section dedicated to brick-and-mortar spots near you? For a local lover like myself, the page is a total time-suck – in the best way possible!

In Indy alone, there are deals on museum fees, winery tours, concerts, and more. The local section is an especially good resource for discovering smaller restaurants and boutiques.

But if you’re looking for a little more adventure, Groupon has that too. Like, who would have ever considered a tour through a glass-blowing factory as a weekend activity?! I am now… and at a reduced price!

You can support local businesses without breaking the bank

I’m the first one to acknowledge supporting local is neither easy nor cheap. After all, a farm-to-table meal and a couple of craft beers can sometimes cost a week of groceries. Groupon is just one simple way to reaffirm your commitment to shopping local – without emptying your wallet.

As many people have discussed extensively, there are multitude of reasons to go local. Use every resource available to make that happen!

OK, your turn: drop your best money-saving tips for events in the comments below!
  • I used Groupon a lot when I was back in the USA! Wish there was an Ufa version!
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    • For real! I don’t even think something exists like that in Moscow – too bad!

  • I love Groupon – we move a lot, and I find it’s a great way to discover fun new hang outs at a bargain. We’re only on month three in D.C. and we’ve Grouponed our hearts out on restaurants!
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