Monday, December 10, 2012

Deals From the Weekend

This weekend was a pretty good weekend for deals, I used two of them which is pretty average. I think my record for deals used in one weekend is four, definitely something to top one of these days. First up, Saturday morning, kayak tour of Elkhorn Slough through Blue Water Ventures. Very fun! Great weather and the Groupon was easy to redeem.

Second, Sunday evening, dinner at Surf Bistro and Bakery in Seabright. Dinner was pretty good but the ambiance of the place was a bit weird and I don’t think we’ll be returning. This was a Living Social voucher and it was also easy to redeem.

Nothing stands out today as something I want (or need) to buy. I try to look for things that are either something I would have bought anyway or a new experience that is worth the money and something I’ve wanted to try. I am a big buyer of restaurant deals, love those! Some of the best ones I have purchased were on Gilt City and Bloomspot, I especially love the tasting menus that have a select few items to choose from. Some highlights have been a deal for Meritage at the Claremont, Zut and Bin 38.

Some not so great deals… The couple’s massage class I insisted on getting. It was in a pretty sketchy neighborhood and the lady was a no-show (which was actually a blessing in disguise). Major fail. Also, a restaurant in Danville that had a waiter who wouldn’t take my Living Social voucher on my smart phone, I had one foot out the door when the owner came rushing out to apologize and seated me in another waiter’s section.

Some other favorites… Admission to Golden Gate Fields. I loved watching the horse races! Fred, not so much. Finding cool shopping deals is another one that I love. My dad loves Peet’s Coffee and Tea, I just found a deal on Gilt City for a $50 Peet’s gift card (I paid only $38). Plus, I bought the deal through My Points which gives me 2 points per dollar that I spend on Gilt City. How could I pass that up?!

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