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Deal Picks this Week

If your email inbox is anything like mine, it’s overloaded with messages each morning from the horde of deal companies offering discounts on, well, everything.  I’m in no way complaining; I love a good deal.  But it can be tedious and time-consuming to go through them all to find the best ones. Yet I still peruse them, and not just to score a bargain for myself, but because I like to try to keep you informed of can’t-miss offers. I often mention good ones on Facebook and have links to a bunch of sites on the Deals page, but thought it might be helpful to post a round-up of great deals (like this one last week) more regularly, hopefully weekly.  And with that, here are your deal picks this week.  Happy Savings!

*You and the kids can get creative with this Groupon deal: $20 for $40 Worth of Art Supplies, Studio Time, and Beverages at ArtJamz in Dupont Circle.  They host an open-house painting studio both during the week and on weekends. A first look at the deal may seem like it’s a boozy happy hour type-thing, but I’ve been in touch with the folks at ArtJamz, and they definitely encourage kids to get artsy, keeping ages 5-18 in mind during the daytime hours (though I’m sure tots a little younger can do some Pollack-esque works, too).  I’ve been wanting to check out the place , and this deal will get me there.

*Guarantee yourself good seats under the bog top with this deal for up to 50% off tickets for the Big Apple Circus from Goldstar. Select seats are available  at a discount for many dates during its September 20 – October 8 run at the Big Top at Dulles Town Center. You can also try to win a four-pack of tickets through my giveaway.

*Certifikid debuted a nice deal yesterday for clay time: $10 for $20 Worth of Pottery Fun at All Fired Up in Bethesda & Cleveland Park.  Look for the offer on the right sidebar.

*If you’re looking for an indoor birthday party idea, this Plum District deal might inspire: The Ultimate Bowling Party for 10 Kids at Bowlmor Lanes in Bethesda for $180. For a DC-area party at a venue other than home, that’s not bad at all. You can also find a deal for weekday admission to Great Country Farms — just $6 (regularly $12).

*This might be a bit of a stretch, but Groupon Getaways has a terrific deal on a 3- or 4-night resort stay in Costa Rica (two kids 9 and under stay free). If you’re thinking about a family vacay, I can’t recommend the destination highly enough – we took the kids this past Spring Break, and an amazing time was had by all. While I haven’t been to this resort or region of the country, it gets great reviews on Trip Advisor, and if it’s anything like the places I have been to there, you really can’t go wrong. Less than a day left to get the deal!

*I’ve mentioned this before, but can’t stress enough what a no-brainer Ebates is if you do a lot of online shopping. Once you’re signed up, all you have to do is link to your favorite stores through the Ebates website, and you get cash back on all of your purchases, sometimes up to 10%! And they have huge selection of stores, pretty much all of the big ones.

*Be sure to read the fine print on all these deals, as there’s sometimes a weird catch.



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Spotlight on Local Deals


The local deal sites are loaded with great offers for families right now, and I’ve selected a few that I thought would be of particular interest and listed them here.  Happy savings!

You have merely hours left to get Three Classes and Two Play Passes for Kidville in Bethesda from LivingSocial. That’s a fantastic deal — we did a sample class of the children’s play and learning center last year and loved it. If it was closer to home, I’d scoop up the offer in a second. 9/5 UPDATE: This deal has ended, so how about free coffee instead? Get a $10 Starbucks Card for just $5. That’s practically a no-brainer!

If your kids love the Disney on Ice shows, then check out Goldstar’s deal for tickets to Rockin’ Ever After, coming to the Patriot Center in October.  You can get a pretty good discount on select seats for several different show times.

Plum District has a bunch of offers especially for moms and kids available right now, you should just go to the website and check ’em all out.

You can also get a variety of bargains through CertifikidCurrent deals include children’s haircuts, a family cruise on the Potomac, festival and farm admission, and all kinds of kids’ classes.

Finally, Groupon Getaways always has a plethora of travel packages that stir my wanderlust. And while most just make me wish I could spend my days roaming the globe, there are a few that would actually make easy roads trips from DC with the kids, including a two-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg (if you can swing a weeknight) and luxury accommodations at an inn and spa in Virginia Beach (the fine print says kids under 18 stay for free).

These are just a few of tons of great deals available through local deal sites — you can find links to even more on the Deals page.


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Introducing a New “Deals” Page

In case it’s not ridiculously apparent, I looove our local deal sites. As if having tons of great offerings for families right in our backyards isn’t enough, we can enjoy many of them at a discount thanks to the plethora of online companies offering all kinds of savings around the DC-Metro. And even more than helping us save a few bucks, these websites often serve as an introduction to new products, places, and experiences that help enrich our lives.

As you’re probably aware, I occasionally dedicate posts to listing deals I think might be of interest to readers. The thing is, there are always great offers available, I just don’t have the time to mention them all. So, I came up with a way to make it easy for you to scan them — by compiling links to local deal sites all on one KFDC page. Whether you’re looking for discounts that benefit your whole family, seeking a deal for a date night, or just want to treat yourself for less, there’s a good chance you’ll find it — and then some — among these websites offering savings on local…well, everything. (Plus a few offering travel deals for when you need an escape from the local.)

I’ll still post an occasional heads-up on can’t-miss deals, but you can bookmark this page to check during the interim.

Happy Savings!


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