Travel Tips: Better Than Groupon

In a prior post, I explained how the Entertainment Book is a much, MUCH better bargain than Groupon or any other discount program.

With Groupon, you essentially pay an amount (such as $10 or $20) to save that much money. That is, you buy buy a certificate for a certain restaurant for $10 to save $20 on your visit.

With the Entertainment Book, you spend about $25 to save thousands of dollars over the course of the year. Every year I think I am going to use more discounts than I actually do. I am a bit distressed when late October rolls around and I have a book full of coupons.

However, I use plenty of coupons to justify buying the Entertainment Book each year. One of my favorite local restaurants has coupons for a free entree and free appetizer; that pretty much covers what I paid. I just bought a local edition at Costco for $20.

In addition to many other restaurant trips throughout the year, I will use my Entertainment Book discount for a few car rentals and hotel stays.

The 2012 Entertainment Book discounts began November 1.

Usually each book costs over $30 but there are always promotions through and other online discount programs like FatWallet.

Charles McCool is an independent consumer travel advocate.

For frequent travel deals, follow me on Facebook (McCool Travel) and Twitter (@CharlesMcCool).

© 2011, Charles McCool

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