My Favorite Things: Groupon

I see the light at the end of the tunnel with this deployment.  It seems to be all I can think about.  What I’ll do when I get home.  Trips I want to take when I get home.  Food I want to eat when I get home.  And my new Groupon obsession probably isn’t making matters any better.
I just can’t stop!

Have you used Groupon before?  In case you aren’t familiar, Groupon is a type of online coupon.  Basically, you go to their website and find your location.  In my case, it is San Diego.  Once you sign up, you get a daily email telling you about a deal.  It could be for just about anything…restaurants, spas, activities…and the deals help you save 50-90%!

Using my Groupons is going to be so much fun!

I have found a few restaurants I want to try and now have Groupons for them. $9 for $20 of food? Sign me up! My best Groupon so far is for a signature facial at a spa in Carlsbad. With the Groupon, I get a $130 facial for $65 dollars! That is a deal for me considering my plans once I get home involve lots of time at spas…which can be expensive.

Groupons are good for six months to a year, depending on the deal. Since you pay upfront, you have to be pretty aware of those expiration dates so you don’t lose the money you already put in. Once I moved to Washington, D.C., I will be changing my emails to reflect and I am sure I will be introduced to a lot of interesting things that I wouldn’t have found on my own. This is really one of my favorite things…check out Groupon and see what the hype is all about!

Do you Groupon?


  1. I love Groupon! You get some really amazing deals through them.

  2. I just got one for carpet cleaning. it was half-off, but I had a $10 coupon, so it was really 60% off!