Saturday, July 24, 2010

Groupon, Discoveries and Beautiful Saturday Mornings

Do you Groupon? I Groupon drool. Living in a city of only 80,000 (county takes the area to 100k) over half of which is under the poverty line, there is not a market for Groupon here.  But I subscribe to Atlanta and Philadelphia. Atlanta is only 3.5 hours away, and Traveler lives in Philly and who knows what great birthday or Christmas gift I might come upon. I guess I should say Groupon is on line "Coupon" for discounts at various businesses, from restaurants to gyms to spas to teeth whitening or designer cupcakes..

Because I check out the site, the magic world of marketing and internet, conveniently places an ad at the top of my yahoo page for Groupon. It shows current deals for various cities. Today I noticed New York City pop up, so I went to check it out.

The discount today is for a New York City Photo Safari ($40 for an $80 tour). A tour with advice on taking photos. Instruction and tour combined. Oh how wonderful that sounds... for me...but I am SOUTH Georgia. So I thought, "hmmmm, maybe I could get it and tell hubs we had to go to would be fun!." I would love to go back and now have a spot to bookmark if I do, but that is probably not the way to make it happen.
So as I was wishing there was somewhere closer I decided to check out Atlanta, and there is. And I missed a great one that was being hosted tonight. A full moon photo tour workshop... but again, I have something to watch for and plan.

As I was looking I glanced out the window and saw, on this early Saturday morning, part of my crew out working on replacing our mailbox - the baseball bat bandits have mutilated the other and the duct tape is not holding any longer. Can't imagine what the mailman had to say when it fell off in his hands the other day...
(the bat bandits had been hitting about every 3 months, so we just kept repairing/improvising the other one).

And the sun shining through the limbs was energizing. And though it will be hot as ever in a few more hours, the 76 degrees was relatively comfortable. And it is the weekend...

Hope you all have a great one!

Oh, and for a groupon near you


Gayle said...

I've never heard of Groupon. I'm going to go check it out. Thanks! I love the morning light in your photos!

Finding Pam said...

Our former little town had a coupon book that the greeting lady brings to newcomers in the community. I will check out Groupon. I live about thirty minutes away from a big town.

Lovely photos. I love the big pine trees in your yard. I always thought bats nestled high in the trees or in bat boxes. LOL!

Thanks for sharing your Saturday morning with us.

Aleta said...

Never heard of Groupon! How neat! Thanks for sharing that info!

Eran Davidov said...

Groupon is great!
You can also check out , a place where you can buy people's unused groupons. Some of them work across the US, so you can pick up some deals that will work anywhere you are.

Teri said...

I get the Atlanta Groupon emails everyday. There have been a few that have intrigued me; so far, I haven't jumped, though. The photo safari sounds way cool.