One of the most difficult things about having a large family is affording fun. A trip to the water park or seeing a movie becomes a major expense. And a real actual week-long vacation? Not gonna happen. I make myself feel better about our entertainment budget by using Groupon deals. I like to add up all the money I save and it makes the shock of how much I spend a little less gut-wrenching.
A couple years ago I found deal on a mountain condo that cost us less for two nights than a regular hotel costs us for TWO! It was an awesome place. I always check Groupon getaways first when we are going anywhere now. Groupon was one of the first affiliates I sought out because I like to promote only things I know I truly like, so I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if you purchase through these affiliate links below.
I also search through the local 'things to do' section of Groupon whenever we go somewhere. It is important to check out the location of the deals you see because they will show you some that might be a little further from your location than you might like, but sometimes they are worth the drive. We have saved tons of money on everything from movie tickets and mini golf to water parks and racing go carts. We don't have anything in our home location to do from Groupon, but for people living in a major metro area, you could get a great deal for a quick family fun night too.
I am the mother of seven children ranging from teens to a toddler, living out in the middle of nowhere, USA. I aim to hone the craft of giving advice without pretending to have this whole mom thing figured out. I am Christian, but not the really nice kind that is good at it. I am also conservative, but I promise not to be in your face with political agendas very often. I like to infuse humor into my writing, so don't freak out if you are offended or appalled by what you read here. There is a very fine line between serious advice and sarcastic hyperbole.