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How to Master Your Bucket List with Groupon

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March 31, 2016 · 3.8k Views


Who’s got a long bucket list and burnt out wallet? We do. I think back to all the times I kind of, sort of hesitate to do something new because it's pricey and I just generally don’t like watching my bank balance dip. Does anyone else do that? Keep a close eye on their bank balance and tell yourself “I’m okay if it's $50 less…but no more than that”. No? Just me? That’s cool.

But the point is, it's often hard to find the balance between splurging a little and enjoying new life experience versus saving up money for the necessities. So imagine how happy I was to discover sites like Groupon and Livingsocial. They offer discount vouchers for pretty much… everything. Need a deal for a local restaurant? They got it. Want to try skydiving on a budget? They got it. How about a deal on an oil-free fryer? They got it.

It’s awesome.


Oh and not to mention, on top of the discounted vouchers you are already purchasing, Groupon also have new promo code discounts every week. Using these Groupon codes can get you an extra 10-25% off your voucher purchase.

Below, we’ll help you navigate some of the sweetest Groupon savings that you could probably even do without an additional coupon code discount.


Groupon Coupon and Deals + How They Can Make Your Dreams Come True

  • Spot Best of Groupon Banners - these banners are your best bet for selecting a highly reviewed getaways if you want a guaranteed good time and the best rate possible.

  • Under $99 - on a budget? If you look on the left side, you can browse by Flash Deals and Groupon also has specific budget friendly deals that are $99/night.

  • Air-Inclusive Trips - if you want an all inclusive vacation, definitely give this category a look and save yourself some time booking everything!

  • Seasonal - Groupon always curate their best deals depending on the holiday or season. To browse their seasonal picks, just hover your mouse over the ‘Getaway’ navigational tab the top of the page.


A week’s all inclusive trip to a 5 star villa stay in Ireland for only $799? YES.




5 day all inclusive trip to see one of nature’s greatest phenomenon, the Northern Lights in Reykjavik, for just $699. YES.




How about a getaway to Lake Tahoe from $69 per night?


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Or a 10 day tour of Machu Picchu in Lima and Cusco from $1,699 including airfare (a must-see at least once in your life!)?


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Wanderlust level is at an all-time high right now folks. Whether you’re a student looking for a prime Summer vacation destination, parents looking for a romantic getaway or just a nice solo escape, Groupon Getaway deals is a real winner for those traveling la vida broka. All Groupon Getaway deals varies based on where you are located and from where you are planning to depart so browse from your local area to see what vacation deals are available to you!


If there’s a restaurant you’ve been meaning to try, a class you want to take or even if you’re just searching on a deal for auto service, Groupon should be among one of your first stop. With their voucher deal, you can save up to 90% off local restaurants and services.




Local Activities

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Groupon is my number one go-to for voucher deals on local activity and just exploring my area in general. You can find deals on wine tasting, sky diving, hang gliding and much more. Talk about a wallet friendly date night huh? 

Groupon is the New Costco/Sam's Club/ebay?

Is Groupon your answer for warehouse bulk purchases sans membership fee? Possibly! I mean, have you seen the Groupon Goods section lately? You can now get everything from this year’s most popular items in tech to designer handbag and fragrances at discounted prices. Buying in bulk will save you even more and the best part is that there is no membership fee required. You can also check their local deals section where you can sometimes find deals like $5 for $10 voucher to Starbucks, Target and more! Check out the breakdown from this infographic by Social Times:


Here's an example of some hot tech deals you can find on Groupon Goods right now: 

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This is an ideal place to shop for gifts or even just to pick up some new items for the home. Groupon also offers one of the lowest shipping rates on the web with free shipping on your purchase at just $34.99. That’s lower than Amazon. If you're in need of a better bargain, browse their clearance section for all the past inventory they need to clear off!


Groupon Black Friday Bonanza and Cyber Monday


So, one of things we’ve noticed about Groupon is how early their Black Friday Bonanza sales are. They just recently ran both a Black Friday in March and Cyber Monday in March sale! We anticipate another early Black Friday and Cyber Monday event savings during the Summer so you’ll want to keep an eye on those for huge doorbuster deals. Getting ahead of the crowd has never been so easy right?


Need to Refund a Groupon?

One of my best customer service experience has came from Groupon. Too many times have I skimmed past the fine prints and bought vouchers for wrong locations. If you just shoot them a message explaining your situation with a purchase (even if you opened the voucher), they’ll likely refund your amount. They’re pretty lenient on their refunds too! They have different refund policies depending on what deal you’ve purchased from them so do check their Groupon Promise page before requesting a refund.

Remember that if you did not get the chance to use your Groupon before it expire, the value you paid for it will be available as Groupon credit redeemable toward your next Groupon purchase.

Having trouble with a refund? You can select the voucher you’re having trouble with and get Groupon Customer Support for additional help beyond their FAQ page.

Other than that, I recommend checking their homepage and hover over each navigational tab to see seasonal/special offers that might not always be visible.


New to Groupon?

Have I got you hooked on Groupon yet? They’re currently running a new customer promotion for $10 off $25 on your first Groupon deal with coupon code WELCOME so don’t forget that at check out! Otherwise, you can always check back on our Groupon coupon page for newly updated promotional codes or deal events.

What kind of Groupon adventures have you went on in your area? How do you like it?


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monster1991 profile picture
I wanna be the very best like no one ever was. Couponing is my real test, to cut them is my cause. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each store to understand, the discounts that's inside.

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