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10 Groupon Hacks To Save More Money

10 Groupon Hacks To Save More Money

Do you love Groupon? It is useful in lots of different ways; you can try out new activities in your area, make holidays cheaper, and discover new hobbies. But did you know that there are ways to get even more savings from Groupon?

Check out 10 tips to help you save money with Groupon.

1. Refer Your Friends

If you have any friends who love deals too, recommend they join Groupon!

For every friend you refer, you will get $10 in Groupon bucks when they make their first purchase. All you have to do is sign in and click on your name in the top corner, then click “refer a friend” from the drop-down menu. A quick and simple way to make your purchases on Groupon even cheaper!

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    2. Check For Extra Charges

    One of the most expensive parts of Groupon is the hidden extras, such as shipping fees and the gas you need to get there. Watch out for the hidden fees before you purchase so you know exactly how much you are paying and what for.

    Another great way to make the extra fees cheaper is to wait until holidays, such as Easter and Valentine’s day, when Groupon offers extra discounts.

    3. Subscribe For The Best Savings

    Instead of checking the site whenever you remember, subscribe so that you are alerted to all of the best deals. Often you will see many more offers that are perfectly suited to you. Another useful tip is to subscribe to any cities you plan to travel to in the near future to help make your trip even cheaper!

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    4. Get Social With Groupon

    If you tweet about your personal favorite Groupon purchases, Groupon will personalize your offers so they are more suited to your own interests. This is a great way to filter out the offers you are less interested in and replace them with improved offers.

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      5. Only Search Through the ‘Best Of Groupon’

      To save some serious money, only search through the ‘Best Of Groupon.’ This part of the site offers the best deals – normally 50% or even more. This is one of the easiest ways to save money on Groupon.

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              6. Read The Fine Print

              With every Groupon deal, there is a section called the ‘Fine Print’. Instead of being pages long, there is just a brief description of everything you need to know – including parts that may ruin the deal. For instance, some offers are only available if you haven’t already used them in the last month – handy to know before you buy!

              7. Sell Your Unused Vouchers

              Often there are offers so good on Groupon that you don’t want to miss out – only to regret your purchase an hour later. If you make an inpulse buy that you later regret, you can always sell your voucher on CoupFlip, a website were people can sell great coupons and vouchers.

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                8. Know What You Are Looking For

                Do you want to take a short vacation, make a day trip, or buy something for your home? It is useful to have an idea of what you want before you look on Groupon, as the deals can be different every day. That way, you can make sure you get exactly what you want!

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                9. Check Out Groupon Online

                Another handy way to keep up with the best deals on Groupon is by following them on Twitter. Here, they frequently showcase new deals and offers – and if you want, you can even tweet them with suggestions of offers you’d like to see in the future.

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                  10. Get Groupon For Your Mobile

                  The free Groupon app is a nifty way to win as many savings as possible, even when you’re on the go. The app uses your location, so you only ever get deals that are in the area you are currently in. It’s a great way to filter out deals that you’re not interested in so you can focus on the useful deals!

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                  30 Fun Things You Can Do This Summer Without Spending Much

                  30 Fun Things You Can Do This Summer Without Spending Much

                  Summertime can be a real strain on your wallet. The sun is out, there are people to see, places to be; it’s no wonder you might be short of funds during these sunny months. Not everything has to cost you an arm and a leg.

                  Take some time to go through this list of 20 cheap summer activities and make some realistic goals to complete as many as you can.

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                  1. Visit a strawberry festival

                  Summer is prime time for tasting strawberries. More often than not, an area that grows strawberries will have a strawberry festival. Indulge yourself in strawberry pies, jams, cakes and more!

                  2. Have a picnic

                  Take your partner or your family to the local park and enjoy a relaxing picnic. Designate each person to bring one food item of their choice to add to the fun.

                  3. Camp in your back yard

                    The summer heat can sometimes make it hard to sleep. Why not enjoy the heat outside in the yard? Pitch a tent or gaze into the night sky.

                    4. Take long walks

                    Discover something new where you live. Take the afternoon off from your chores and go for a long walk. You may be surprised by what you discover.

                    5. Break a world record

                    Breaking a world record doesn’t have to be time-consuming. You could even break one on your lunch hour. Give it a go!

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                    6. Go on a bike ride

                    The number of bike paths on roads in big cities has increased dramatically over the years. Take advantage, and enjoy the summer breeze.

                    7. Join a gym class

                      The gym is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but why not go with a friend a join a class? Spinning, yoga and step classes are always more fun with friends, and a lot of gyms allow you to pay-as-you-go.

                      8. Find a new hobby

                      The summer is the perfect time to find a new hobby. Serotonin (our body’s natural “happy” hormone) is produced by the sunshine and will be at a yearly high, which is great for when we want to tackle something new.

                      9. Join a sports team

                      Not all sports teams are competitive and require huge amounts of your time. Join in the fun with like-minded people, get fit, stay healthy and make some friends along the way.

                      10. Make a slip ‘n slide

                        Gather your friends, some plastic sheeting, a hose, washing up liquid if desired, and make a huge slip ‘n slide just like these guys. Granted, yours won’t be as big, but you get the idea… it’s fun!

                        11. Make a treasure hunt for your kids

                        Today’s digital world sees our children more often than not playing inside than outside. Why not create a sense of adventure by making a treasure hunt? Only rule? It has to be outside.

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                        12. Visit a free festival

                        Towns and cities are awash with free festivals, with themes from film to science. Scout your local area and discover something new.

                        13. Visit the zoo

                          Let’s face it: we love animals. While browsing news websites and social media networks you’re bound to come across a few pictures of cats. Take a trip to your local zoo for a better experience.

                          14. Take a road trip

                          Enjoy the open road with a few friends and take a road trip somewhere–anywhere. Just go out and enjoy the sunshine!

                          15. Play ultimate frisbee in the park

                            Frisbee is always great fun down the park, but why not turn it into more of a competitive sport by playing ultimate frisbee?

                            16. Make your own ice cream

                            Ice cream is a very versatile dessert. Make a sandwich, enjoy a cone, or simply just enjoy a bowl full. Better yet, making your own ice cream allows you to create any flavor you want.

                            17. Invite your neighbors over for a BBQ

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                              When was the last time you invited your neighbors over? Do you even know them? Now’s your chance. Just ask each person to bring a food item so costs don’t mount up for you.

                              18. Get a summer job

                              For many students, summer is the time for relaxation and fun. But who said earning money and being productive isn’t fun? You only get out what you put into a situation.

                              19. Attend a charity event

                              Attending a charity event is a great way to raise funds and awareness for a cause, meet new people, and generally have a good time. Search for your local charity event today.

                              20. Visit a national park

                              National parks are a great way to explore nature and learn something new. You could even volunteer and make a difference in helping restore natural habitats.

                              21. Visit your local comedy club

                                Local comedy clubs are extremely underrated. They are cheap to attend and no doubt you’ll have a barrel of laughs.

                                22. Make your own hammock

                                  Hammocks are very relaxing, are perfect for summer afternoons and are surprisingly easy to make.

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                                  23. Read in your new hammock

                                  Now you have your very own hammock, the only thing left to do is enjoy it. Grab your favorite book and read to your heart’s content.

                                  24. Watch a movie outside

                                  Movies are great. Relaxing outside in the evening is great. Put them together and you’ve got a perfect combination. In D.C, Maryland and Virginia this summer, for example, you can enjoy a huge number of movies outside.

                                  25. Take a hike

                                    Hikes are a great way to keep fit and see more of Mother Nature. There are countless trails available for you to explore. Why not try some this summer?

                                    26. Learn how to fly a kite

                                    As a child, you probably had a kite and haven’t touched it since. Why not dust it off and attempt to fly it? It’s tricky, but well worth the challenge.

                                    27. Work out at the park

                                    American cities are full of parks with ample space for a work out session. No doubt you’ll be happier to work out in the sun rather than a crowded gym.

                                    28. Take your dog to the beach

                                      One of the many joys of owning a dog is taking him or her for long walks during the summertime. This joy is enhanced when visiting the beach, for both you and your dog.

                                      29. Make a summer smoothie

                                      Healthy, delicious and perfect for the summer. Not only that, there are countless recipes ready for you to try.

                                      30. Attend a free yoga session at the beach

                                      No experience needed and all skill levels are welcome. Take yourself and a buddy down to the beach and try some yoga. You’ve got nothing to lose!

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