Thursday, September 23, 2010


Okay, this is just one of those things that sound so strange but are truly awesome. For those of you completely unfamiliar with Groupon, it's an online retailer that focuses on providing local deals for local businesses, like restaurants, spas, retailers, etc. By being featured on Groupon, these businesses can pick up some customers who might otherwise have overlooked them, and to entice us into buying, they offer a deeply discounted voucher for a limited time period. Unfortunately, Rapid City is not one of the locations where Groupon is available, BUT the featured deals for any given city may be an online store of some sort. And in that case, ANYONE from ANYWHERE can pick up the item. So, for example, today's Sioux Falls deal is a 16X20 canvas on which they will print your picture, and ship it to you for the price of $39. The site lists the value of this as $125, which of course I would never pay. But $39 for a BIG canvas is a nice deal, especially considering it includes shipping and tax (you gotta watch for the details of that with these kinds of deals, every one of them is different).

If you are interested in taking advantage of this, or any Groupon sale, be aware that it's only available for a little while. This deal will expire in about 12 hours, so get on it!

So I picked one of these up as a Christmas present, and I'll have a picture from our recent trip to Pittsburgh, featuring my adorable husband and kiddo hamming it up in front of Heinz Field, the home of the Steelers. This will go great in our shrine to all things Steelers corner of the office (not my idea of decorating, but I really like the guy so I indulge him).

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