Several months ago, a friend introduced me to Groupons. Until then, I had heard of groupons, but really had no idea what they were.
Now, I am in love with groupons. As a homeschooling family, we like to take field trips. And, field trips can be expensive. That is where groupons come in. Groupons are coupons, that you buy online and print off or have sent to your smart phone. (I only have a dumb phone though, so I print mine off). They are coupons for a group to attend an event, or have a meal at a largely discounted price.
The first groupon I bought was to a water park. 3 girls and I got in for a total of $10. Normal price would have been around $36 for the 4 of us. So, a $26 savings.
Our second groupon experience was to buy a family year pass for the Truman Presidential Library. We got a year family pass for less than it would have been for 3 of us to visit for one day. And, we can go back as many times as we want for a year. Since we have the year pass, we also got a free gift and we now get a discount at the bookstore/gift store there. We have already reused it several times.
If you lose your printed groupon, don't worry. It stays on the website and you can re-print it.
Also, you can buy more than one groupon for the same event. So, if you have 20 people to get into an attraction and the groupon is for 5 people, you can buy 4 of them and still save.