Category Archives: Groupon

Lillian Alling at Vancouver Opera Discounted 47% Off TIckets

Today’s Groupon Deal: $58 Ticket to World Premiere of “Lillian Alling” at Vancouver Opera ($110 Value). Choose from Four Dates.

Buy for $58
Value $110
Discount 47%
You Save $52

This is a 1-day only sale that will expire midnight tonight (Tuesday, August 31, 2010). What’s up with the picture? It’s scaring the hell out of me. I don’t think I’ll be able to sit through the entire show if I can’t stare at the picture above for more then 5 seconds. If you’re braver then me, you can click here to buy tickets.

Highlights
•World premiere
•Four dates available
•Renowned composer and librettist

The Fine Print
Expiration varies
Limit 4 per person. Valid only for Section C seating in orchestra, mezzanine, or balcony. Valid only for date purchased. Reservation required. Does not include handling fee. Not valid with other offers. Can’t be used to replace purchased tickets.

The Company
http://vancouveropera.ca/lillian_alling.html
835 Cambie St., 2nd Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia

Choose from the following four dates:

•Saturday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.
•Tuesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
•Thursday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m.
•Saturday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Your seat will be in section C of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which includes seats in the orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony; seats are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis, so redeem early to get the best spot. You will be charged a $2 handling fee (not covered by the Groupon) when you reserve your ticket.

A collaboration between composer John Estacio and librettist John Murrell, Lillian Alling depicts the story of a young woman who arrives in New York City from Russia in 1927 as an empty-handed immigrant. Steeped in mystery and haunted by a dark past, Lillian treks across North America in search of a man named Jozéf. Her expansive journey leads her to an eclectic assortment of characters and experiences, from a Norwegian farming community in North Dakota to a stint in Oakalla Prison Camp near Vancouver and into the heart of a BC “telegraph trail” lineman named Scotty. Based on legend and truth, this emotional tale of freedom, destiny, and courage is infused with the Canadian spirit and punctuated by Quebecoise soprano Frédérique Vézina’s moving performance.

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Pier 3132 Grill & Oysterhouse: Get $30 Worth of Seafood and Drinks for $15 (1 Day Only)

Today’s Groupon Deal: $15 for $30 Worth of Seafood and Drinks at Pier 3132 Grill & Oysterhouse

Buy for only $15
Value $30
Discount 50%
You Save $15

This is a 1-Day only sale that will expire midnight tonight (Monday, August 30, 2010). Click here to buy now before the deal ends.

Highlights
•Fresh seafood
•Casual, fun atmosphere
•Attentive service

The Fine Print
Expires Mar 3, 2011
Limit 3 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid with other offers. Dine-in only. Tax & gratuity not included.

The Company
Pier 3132 Grill & Oysterhouse
3132 W Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia

PIER 3132 offers a menu of creatively crafted plates pulled in from the sea, thoroughly washed, and topped with yummy edibles. Ease into your savoury, sensory excursion with the harvest mushroom plate, a festive mix of locally grown mushrooms, shallots, and garlic thrown into the pan and seared before being royally crowned with crostini and grana padano cheese ($9). Favourite dishes include the house-made crab cakes ($15) and the lobster curry, composed of four ounces of east-coast sweet lobster coated in curry brandy sauce and accessorized with the delicate flavour of mission figs ($16). The vegetarian taglialetti will satisfy chloroplast cravers with a robust wild-mushroom ragu, sautéed baby spinach, and a luscious white-wine pesto sauce ($16), while the braised lamb shank ($20) calms restless carnivore tongues with its tender lullaby. Shellfish offerings include lobster tail, Alaskan king crab, and Pacific snow crab, all valued at market price.

The casual, lively atmosphere of PIER 3132 is equalled by an attentive and friendly staff of storks who’ll deliver your freshly ordered bundle of seajoy while it’s still warm and cuddly. Enjoy a drink with friends, nosh on new-wave seafood, or announce your new plan to live in a houseboat in Dad’s driveway at this laid-back eatery.

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Review: DealFind, Groupon, LivingSocial, and TeamBuy Daily Deals of the Day Sites

If you’ve never bought from DealFind, Groupon, TeamBuy, LivingSocial or any of these daily deals sites before, I can verify that they are 100% authentic and legitimate. I have bought dozens of deals from each of these group buying sites and have already used a lot of the vouchers/ coupons at a bunch of different places and have never had any problems or issues. If you don’t believe me, you can always call the featured businesses directly and ask them to confirm the deals yourself.

I too questioned the validity of these websites when I first heard about them. They almost sound too good to be true. I mean, how can they get local businesses to offer such incredible deals? We’ll, they’re able to do so by promising to send these businesses hundreds or thousands of new customers. This new social group-buying power is the hottest trend in 2010.

You can usually save up to 50-90% off local restaurants, spas, shopping, salons, events and more! I was finally convinced after I purchased and used a couple vouchers & after reading the following article: Forbes recently named Groupon one of the fastest growing companies ever!

It’s fun and exciting watching how many people take advantage of the Daily Deals of the Day sometimes. It’s very common to see a couple hundred or thousand people in each city take advantage of the daily 1-day sales. The record that I saw was over 12,000 people buying a voucher to a Go-Karting place in Vancouver and over 22,000 people buying a 50% Off Gap voucher in Chicago. DealFind,  Groupon, TeamBuy and Living Social continue to amaze me with some of their HOT Deals.

Discovering these websites have changed my life. It’s allowed me to discover, try out and support many local businesses that I would have never heard of before or had the chance to visit. It makes it so much easier and more enjoyable being able to visit these places when you’re getting 50%-90% off thanks to all these Deal of The Day websites.

So, if you haven’t tried Deal Find, Groupon, TeamBuy, LivingSocial or any of these other Daily Deals sites, you’ve been missing out big time!

Click here to check out DealFind’s latest deal.

Click here to check out Groupon’s latest deal.

Click here to check out TeamBuy’s latest deal.

Click here to check out LivingSocial’s latest deal.

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51% Off One-Year Family Membership at VanDusen Botanical Garden (Only $36)

Today’s Groupon Deal: $36 for a One-Year Family Membership at VanDusen Botanical Garden ($73 Value)

Buy for only $36
Value $73
Discount 51%
You Save $37

It’s official, Vancouver LOVES Groupon! I’m still in shock that yesterdays Groupon Go-Kart deal sold 12,727 vouchers within 24 hours! That’s incredible! Good job Vancity! Today’s Groupon deal is a 3-day deal that will expire on Sunday midight (August 29, 2010). How many people do you think will buy this deal? Click here to buy yours now.

Highlights
•Yearlong family membership
•22-hectare botanical gardens
•Blossoming plants year-round
•Discounts on courses and special events

The Fine Print
Expires Dec 1, 2010
Redeem starting 8/30 at noon. Must activate by expiration date, membership expires 1 year after activation. Limit 1 per family, may buy multiple as gifts. New members only. Must give contact information. Memberships non-transferable. No cash back.
 
The Company
VanDusen Botanical Garden
http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/vandusen/
5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Since 1975, the 22-hectare garden has been a favourite of locals looking to experience nature’s splendour or seek solace from evil step-parents in the garden’s phantasmagoric escapes. A family membership grants two adults and their brood entrance to the park year-round, except during some special events. A collection of approximately 255,000 individual plants from around the world flourish on the green grounds, gathered in pastoral landscape settings for ample ambling enjoyment. Torture a colour-blind ex-boyfriend by bringing him to the vibrantly rainbowesque rhododendron walk, or indulge in a flashback from your recent Turkey travels by venturing to the Mediterranean Garden, a fragrant spot festooned with sun-loving rock roses, lavender, and rosemary. A children’s garden, filled with whimsical and silly-shaped shrubberies, will delight tots and the easily amused, and the hedge maze offers an opportunity to ditch a date whose manners are more ephemeral than Dutchman’s Breeches. The mild climate at VanDusen allows plants of many species to flourish year-round; consult the bloom calendar for more-detailed information.

In addition to free entrance, your membership privileges include discounted admission on special events, a quarterly newsletter, and a photo membership card to show off to friends and interested officers of the law. So take this opportunity to get closer to nature over time, or gift a membership to a flower-obsessed friend.

This deal is valid for new members only. It is not valid for renewals or memberships that have lapsed within the last six months.

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Get 70% Off Two Indoor Kart Races at TBC Indoor Kart Racing

Update: WOW! This deal is super hot! As of 3:25 pm, 6,100+ people have already bought this deal! There’s still over 8 hours left to buy. I wonder how many they’ll sell in total?

Update #2: Incredible! They have now sold 9100+ vouchers and there’s still 3 hours and 30 minutes left in this deal. The people of Vancouver sure loves deals.

Last Update: Unbelieveable! Who would have thought that Groupon would sell 12,727 vouchers to this little Go-Kart place. This Go-Kart place is going to be packed for the next 10 years. Good job Vancouver!

Today’s Groupon Deal: $12 for Two Indoor Kart Races at TBC Indoor Kart Racing

Buy for only $12
Value $40
Discount 70%
You Save $28

Here’s another incredible 1-day sale from Groupon. Save 70% Off at TBC Kart Racing. Groupon Toronto had a similar deal to a Go-Karting place yesterday and they sold over 1250 coupons! I’m expecting this to be a hot seller. Click here and buy yours now before the deal expires. The deal will end midnight tonight (Thursday, August 26, 2010).

Highlights
•Two go-kart races
•Large, indoor track
•Clean-air exhaust system
•Split with a friend

The Fine Print
Expires Feb 27, 2011
Limit 2 per person per visit. May share Groupon or split races over two visits. Must be 11 or older, and at least 58″ tall to ride. Valid only for heat racing, no group reservations. Tax included.

The Company
TBC Indoor Kart Racing
http://www.tbcir.ca/
2100 Viceroy Pl., Richmond, British Columbia

TBC Indoor Kart Racing provides ground for ungoverned racers to zoom around on a large indoor track, and your Groupon is good for two race passes—use both at once, share with a friend, or split them between separate visits. A state-of-the-art timing system and big, fast engines mean a trip around the squiggly track will have you satisfying the want you’ve mistaken as a need for speed in record time. TBC’s karts use a clean-air exhaust system, so stressed lungs can breathe easily as they zoom around the bend, and a separate game lounge can keep kartophobic friends occupied as you race around the track.

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HOT DEAL: Save $70 at SpaKwus Organic Eco Spa

Today’s Groupon Deal: $30 for One of Three Organic Massages and an Infrared Sauna at SpaKwus Organic Eco Spa

Buy for only $30
Value $100
Discount 70%
You Save $70

This is a HOT DEAL! You save 70%! It only costs $30 to buy this deal and it gets you a 60 minute massage treatment ($70 value) and a a warm and relaxing infrared sauna treatment ($30 value)! The great thing about this deal is you can buy up to 10 for personal use. So, if you like being pampered and enjoy massages, this is a great deal to stock up on. This is a limited 1-day deal that will expire midnight tonight (Thursday, August 25, 2010). Buy yours now before you forget and miss out.

Highlights
•Eminence Organics Green Spa Award
•Choose from three massages
•Infrared sauna
 
The Fine Print
Expires in 1 year
Limit 10 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Not tax deductible. Not valid with other offers. Gratuity not included.
 
The Company
http://spakwus.ca/
1638 E Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia
 
SpaKwus bills itself as Vancouver’s only award-winning organic spa, and it offers pristine pampering treatments for tired and tense city dwellers in its serene East Broadway space. Your Groupon is good for one of three 60-minute massage treatments ($70). For a medium-pressure uber-relaxing rub-down, opt for the detoxifying Swedish massage and allow the skilled therapist to melt away muscle aches and improve your internal blood and Faze magazine circulation. Or, choose a hot-stone massage and enjoy the added warmth of heated basalt stones sinking gently into your skin. Lost boaters looking for Lahaina will want to indulge in the LomiLomi massage, a Hawaiian rhythmic massage that uses the light pressure of thumbs, knuckles, forearms, and elbows to press away your worries and pains. No matter which massage you choose, a warm and relaxing infrared sauna treatment ($30) is included, wherein gentle heat waves penetrate into your body’s cellular plane, loosening tight muscles and commanding calories and cellulite to evaporate into song.

The locally owned and operated spa uses only top-of-the-line, all-natural products to help patrons achieve a heightened state of relaxation and the prospect of becoming one with nature’s offspring products. Call ahead for an appointment.

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$4 for $10 Worth of Fast, Fresh Fare at Healthee

Today’s Groupon Deal: $4 for $10 Worth of Fast, Fresh Fare at Healthee

Buy for only $4
Value $10
Discount 60%
You Save $6

This is a limited 1-day deal that will expire midnight tonight (Tuesday, August 24, 2010). Buy yours now before you forget and miss out. My wife has been nagging me to eat healthy for years. I’ll give this a try. It only costs $4.

The Fine Print
Expires Feb 25, 2011
Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid with other offers.

Highlights
•Fast, fresh, and healthy fare
•Customizable salads & wraps
•Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The Company
http://www.gohealthee.com/
2277 41 Ave. W, Vancouver, British Columbia

Healthee is a healthful alternative to fast food for the health-conscious consumer on the go, with a full menu of fresh-made salads, wraps, soups, and more for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A veggie-filled soup and chili bar offers control freaks the fun of crowning their own portions from the topping bar ($4.50+) and custom-created chopped salads ($6.95+), and wraps ($6.95+) provide a bevy of bright and beautiful ingredient options, including fresh avocado, dried apricots, candied pecans, and edamame. Although servings are assembled swiftly on-site, agoraphobes and time-crunched cartographers can also call ahead to place their orders.

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$36 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, and Dance Classes at Exhale Studio ($72 Value)

Today’s Groupon Deal: $36 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, and Dance Classes at Exhale Studio ($72 Value)

Buy for $36
Value $72
Discount 50%
You Save $36

This is a 1-day deal that will expire midnight tonight (Monday, August 23, 2010).

The Fine Print
Expires Feb 24, 2011

Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. New clients only. Non-transferable. Must be at least 16. If under 18, parent or guardian must sign waiver.

Highlights
•A Vancouver Yoga Review top-5 studio
•Yoga, Pilates & dance studio
•More than 25 classes available

The Company
http://retrofit.ca/
1083 Cambie St., Vancouver, British Columbia

Exercise could be thought of as the mandatory maintenance that keeps the body running smoothly, like oil changes for cars or steroids for competitive quilters. Keep your body in peak condition with today’s Groupon: for $36, you get one month of unlimited yoga, Pilates, and dance classes at Exhale Studio (a $72 value).

Exhale is an intimate boutique workoutarie that offers innovative yoga, Pilates, and dance classes in a posh Yaletown studio. More than 25 different stretching, toning, and rump-shaking courses are offered at the studio, accommodating ladies and gents of every fitness level. Ten different styles of yoga—including Hatha, prenatal, and guided meditation courses—suit every lifestyle, including those of expectant mothers and expectant Juggalos. Pilates classes focus on strengthening and toning core muscles without bulking up, and dance classes send participants to a cardio escape from the everyday sharks that lurk within the file cabinets at work. Shake your hips in a burlesque beauties dance class, or hone your hip-hop skills with a fun cardio routine. Exhale’s schedule offers multiple classes each day, which makes it easy to squeeze in a workout before work or during work while the office corgi takes all your calls.

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$48 for a Diamond Microdermabrasion and Makeup Touch-Up at Le Petit Spa

Today’s Groupon Deal: $48 for a Diamond Microdermabrasion and Makeup Touch-Up at Le Petit Spa

Buy for $48
Value $100
Discount 52%
You Save $52

I hope none of you missed out on the HOT Groupon deal from yesterday (Gap’s $25 for $50 deal). Groupon ran the same deal across each city in North America and it was shocking to see how many people bought the deal. Here’s a sample 500+ in Calgary, 4000+ in Vancouver, 4500+ in Toronto, 14,000+ in NY and over 22,000 in Chicago! So many people were buying the deal that it almost took down Groupon’s website.

Today’s deal is a 3-day sale and ends midnight on Sunday, August 22, 2010.

The Fine Print
Expires May 23, 2011
Limit 3 per person. Not valid with other offers. Must be at least 18. By appointment only; 24-hr cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. 20% off applies day of service only.

Highlights
•Straight’s Best Independent Spa
•Non-invasive skin freshening
•20% off select products

The Company
http://www.lepetitspa.ca/about.htm

Human faces experience a lifetime of wear and tear from gravity, driving into the wind, and pineapple-pie-eating contests. Today’s Groupon lets you restore your cheeks’ original splendour: for $48, you get a diamond microdermabrasion treatment plus a makeup touch-up at Le Petit Spa (a $100.80 value, including tax). With this deal, you can also get 20% off of Dermalogica skincare products and Jane Iredale mineral products purchased during your visit.

Le Petit Spa boasts a relaxing French-country atmosphere, and the certified dermabrasiors who populate its hallways will happily perform the non-invasive procedure with the sensitivity of professional egg-jugglers. A diamond microdermabrasion session touches a diamond-encrusted wand directly to your face to gently scrub away the mask of dead skin to reveal your newly minted, youthful mug. The treatment also includes a thorough pre-clean and a post-procedure moisturizer application to ensure your ready-to-wear face is protected from harmful UV rays and drifting dandelion petals. After the treatment, you’ll also get a mineral-makeup touchup with Jane Iredale products to ensure your head is street-ready.

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