Do you ever do this, buy Groupons and then not use them? I do! So this week I decided to gather up three of my unused Groupons (as well as my 3 kids) and travel to the local places they were for. The kids and I had never been to any of these places, so it was a fun little local discovery. This week’s mini-uno-day-cation is what I am labeling…”Groupon-ing”!
It’s been several weeks since I posted about our weekly mini uno day cations. The reason? One week everyone got a stomach bug. Ugh. The next week, we took an out of town trip to see Super Daughter’s college and attend Freshman Orientation. I survived. LOL. I’m finding that the whole experience of my first child leaving home is certainly a learning and growth process…read that as “I wake up in a panic about EVERY worry any mother has EVER HAD … and I find myself happy for her and sad for me at the same time … and she hasn’t even left yet”. LOL. Pitiful. I will miss her but I’m excited for her new adventure.
After pizza, we headed to my next local deal. It was for Pirate Golf. About 2 months ago, I bought 27 holes of golf for 4 people for $18. I found that deal through another local deal site that is like Groupon. We had a great time. I’m glad I finally cashed in my coupon!
We’re awful at mini golf but we had a ton of fun playing it!
And now for the hit of the day…CUPCAKES!
The best Groupon I ever bought? Well, really it was one I got last year for the Atlanta Symphony at Christmas…but besides that … it was for a dozen cupcakes for $10 from The Baking Grounds bakery. The YUM factor is at a 10 out of 10.
Sometimes you try a place and you like it but for whatever reason you just never go back. That’s not happening here. I am definitely going back! And I’ll be buying…
As I write this post, I am demonstrating terrific restraint because my feet are ready to run to the bakery and buy another Elvis cupcake. They really had my number when they created this peanut butter and banana beauty. I bow to the cupcake gods. Very nice. 😉
Well, if you’re like me you’ve got a stack of unused Groupons, coupons or other great deals hanging around, take a day and go enjoy them. It was fun to finally cash them in! This day of “Groupon-ing” cost me about $20. That covered the remainder of the pizza bill, tip and waters at the golf place. I’d purchased the Groupons previously.
It was a very close to home, low key, mini uno day cation but we really enjoyed it! Like I’d feared, summer has flown by and it’s almost time for school to start again. (My kids go back waaaay too early. BOOOO!! Hiss!!!) I think I’ll only be able to squeeze in one more mini-uno-day-cation!