Tuesday, August 3, 2010

rolling on the river

If you’re a regular blog reader, have spent more than a few hours on Facebook, or even had a look around several blogs, chances are you’ve seen an advertisement for Groupon. Groupon presents a different deal each day for a variety of cities around the world and if there are enough people that want in on the savings, the deal is on and the savings are yours to take advantage of. And although they don’t need any more promoting, I can’t help but talk about them. There have been some amazing deals in my area that I’ve been lucky enough to take advantage of and if you’re a sucker for savings like I am, I’m guessing this introduction to Groupon might come in handy fairly soon.


My sister-in-law is a walking advertisement for Groupon. For months she had talked about it, took advantage of local deals and proudly promoted her super steals to any friends and family that would listen. So when Groupon finally came to my city, she didn’t waste any time in letting me know that I should be signing up for the savings as soon as possible. And I couldn’t be happier I did after the amazing weekend that I’ve just had. It was a long weekend to celebrate BC Day yesterday and celebrate BC I did with an adventure in the great outdoors. A couple of months ago, Groupon featured a whitewater rafting adventure for 40% off the price of a day trip. Almost half off and something I can check off my life’s to-do list? Yes, please! It didn’t take much hesitation to sign up and as I was cruising down the rapids, paddling my arms off and squealing with delight, I’d say it was pretty obvious that this experience was well worth the money. Rafting was a blast and although the water was a little colder than I would have liked, the rush of adrenaline combined with the thrill of rafting through the whitewater really gave me nothing to complain about. Add to that a few nights of camping in the great outdoors with a couple close friends and the weekend couldn’t have been better.

Rafting was an adventure that I would not want to have missed out on and, thanks to Groupon, I didn’t have to…a win-win weekend for all those involved!

Do you use Groupon? Have you ever been whitewater rafting?


Krystal said...

i do hear about groupon a lot, must check it out :)

photohogger said...

Hi ag.

Thank you for your comment on my blog! I'm so happy you stopped by!

And yes, Groupon I have heard about...as well as Web Piggy for deals in Toronto. I've yet to buy anything, but I'm on their mailing lists. :) And, your white water rafting trip sounds wild! And even better when it's discounted :)

I'll be back to visit your blog.

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow...I have to check this out...really looks great!


Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been white water rafting in NC :) It's so much fun! we went down one waterfall and my parents actually both fell out. We went during the fall so the water was FREEZING, but the experience was amazing!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

I have been whitewater rafting and it's so fun and exhilarating! I've actually been looking to do it again before summer ends. I'll have to see if Groupon would apply somewhere as it's actually not a cheap thrill!

Sarah said...

my mom totally loves groupon and is addicted. I may have to try it.