Have Fun for Half the Price
Free Coupons, Printable Coupons, Grocery Coupons Online

FreeCoupons.com - Still Couponing and Saving Money Year In and Year Out!



Have Fun for Half the Price

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 9:11 am
Pin It


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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


 

Good Tip: Saving money is important – especially if you have a lot of expenses like bills to pay, loans to pay off, and all the other things that drain your bank account. Figuring out a way to save money can feel tedious to some, and like a punishment to others. U.S. News suggests that you try one of these money saving challenges. The “No Eating Out for a Month” Challenge This one is self-explanatory. The goal is to avoid eating out for an entire month. This might be super easy for people who enjoy making meals at home. People who really enjoy dining out, or ordering food to be sent to their home, may struggle with this one. It’s worth a try because spending money on take-out is more expensive than buying groceries. The Pantry Challenge This one is a variation of the “No Eating Out for a Month” challenge. The goal is to use up all of your groceries before you buy more. It forces you to try and remember why you bought a food or beverage that you don’t know what to do with, and gives you the opportunity to find a way to use it. The one exemption to this challenge is the foods that have expired. Don’t eat them! Throw them in the trash. The “No Spend” Challenge Make a goal to avoid spending money during an entire weekend. The only exemption in this challenge is that you are allowed to pay bills. This challenge is interesting because it requires creativity. You must be creative and find workarounds for problems that you would typically solve by spending money. You may have a different outlook on spending after finishing this challenge.