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Have Fun for Half the Price

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 9:11 am
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One of the great things about social coupon websites is the variety of deals they can offer you.  In addition to discounts on meals at local restaurants, you can also find half price coupons on local attractions.  This allows families, and groups of friends, to have fun for a much lower price than it would usually cost.

Social coupon websites, such as Groupon, or Living Social, are a great place to look for special deals that are only being offered for a limited time.  When you register with a social coupon website, it will ask you to enter your zip code, or to select a town or city that is nearest to where you live.  That way, it can show you social coupons that are good at local restaurants, stores, and attractions.

In other words, what you will be offered depends on what types of things are near you.  If you live in a major city, then you might be able to pick up a social coupon that will enable you to pay half price for tickets to a local museum or a zoo.  This is a great way to take your family out to do a fun activity, and to save some money while doing it.

Some of these types of social coupons might only be offered seasonally.  For example, some big cities set up an outdoor ice skating rink during the Winter.  The social coupon website might be able to offer tickets to it for half price.  During the Summer, you could find half price tickets to the zoo, to the local museum, or even to the county fair.

The local attractions that are connecting with a social coupon website have good reasons for doing it.  They are going to take a loss on the price of the tickets.  However, they are hoping to make up for that loss in other ways.

The social coupon you bought was probably for half price on two tickets to the fair.  If you bring your whole family with you, then you are going to have to buy at least a couple more tickets (for full price).     While you are there, you will very likely buy food, drinks, and pay for parking.  If your family had a good time, then they might want to go to the fair next Summer, (when you don’t happen to have a discounted coupon).

For consumers, these types of coupons for social activities are great.  It lets you go to the local attraction for a lower price than normal (plus whatever you paid for the coupon when you purchased it from the website).  It might put something into your price range that would have been too high otherwise.  It also provides a great excuse to go out and do something fun!

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