Saving Money on Travel Essentials With Groupon Coupons

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It’s an extra-busy week for me as I prepare my to-do list in advance of a business trip to New York this Saturday. I keep an ongoing list in an app on my phone with all my suitcase necessities, which makes it easy to see what I need to pack. Since I travel a lot, I try to order some of my essentials in advance online for convenience and to cut costs. And because I’m the coupon connoisseur, I was glad to discover Groupon Coupons, a new addition to the classic Groupon site that offers a free, no-registration-required database featuring 55,000 coupon codes and sales across big names like Walmart, Macy’s, PetSmart, and many more. Deals are listed by category, making it easy to find a specific item.

And fortunately for us frequent fliers, Groupon Coupons has travel deals across a variety of categories:

  1. Luggage: I bought a new suitcase last summer, but it has the nasty habit of tipping over if I don’t hold onto the handle at all times, so I keep meaning to replace it. For those of you who are also in the market for a new roller bag, perhaps you should check out the free shipping at Delsey Luggage!
  2. Air Fare & Hotels: Groupon Coupons has a dedicated “Travel” section listing promos for plane tickets, hotel bookings, and car rentals.
  3. Travel size items: I like to keep trial size samples that I receive to the side, so that I have something convenient on hand to meet 3-1-1 guidelines when it’s time to pack my carry-on! Groupon Coupons has a free samples section where you can sign up for some freebies for the next time you need to leave town!

Groupon Coupons

Have you visited Groupon Coupons yet? What are your travel must-haves?

LEGO® KidsFest – Tickets Selling Fast!

LEGO KidsFest

Complimentary event admission provided.

If you’d like to attend LEGO® KidsFest on October 11th, hurry and get your tickets – they’ve been known to sell out in the past, and I just got word that Saturday Sessions 1 has limited availability. Snag your tickets on the LEGO® KidsFest website by clicking here.

Are you going to LEGO® KidsFest? Say hi to Jai and I if you do!!

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not “Dare To Look!” 2013 Annual + Discount

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Promotional copy provided for review.

Last year, I got a fun nostalgia flashback when I reviewed the 2012 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not annual. The book is back for its 2013 installment, Dare To Look!, so naturally I had to check it out. I grew up reading these books and they still suck me in with their endless lists of fun facts and tidbits. I have to say that these contemporary versions are a lot more squeamish to me than the old school installments, since we now see full-color photographs of things like cysts and a man with hooks through his eyes, but I just quickly skim over those pages. ;)

Now that I have a newer iPhone, I was also able to download the Ripley’s App, which allows you to scan pages in the book to access bonus content, like this video of a snowboarding possum. The app also has a daily comic, which is drawn in the same retro illustration style that Ripley’s used in their annuals that I grew up with – I love that!

As always, these books are a fun, light read. PDXers will also be proud to know that the basketball-playing sea otter at the Oregon Zoo got a mention in this year’s annual! ;)

Right now, you can pick up a copy of Dare To Look! for only $14.99 plus free shipping by clicking this link! This is a special discounted price for blog readers, so make sure you use this link to order and snag the deal!