My husband and I were in the midst of remodeling our kitchen and adding a bedroom when we got the news that my father had been rushed to the hospital after collapsing from a heart attack. Frantic to be by his side with my mother and other family members, I agonized over how to pay for the trip when we had so much on our plate already. My husband was a so sweet. He tried to calm me down, reassuring me that we could make it work if he stayed behind to keep the project on track, and I searched Groupon to get the best deals on a flight and rental car.
Just hearing the word Groupon made me pause for a moment. I’d used the site many times in the past to save money on any number of purchases for items we used for the remodel, and everyday household needs. We’d even made a habit of trying out new restaurants and breweries using local deals for our weekly Groupon dates.
Sure enough, I found a great deal for Dollar rent a car that shaved 30% off car rentals, and I was able to make all the arrangements smoothly, using my smart phone. That’s the other thing I like about Groupon, you know you are dealing with the best in the business when you purchase a deal from them. I’ve never had a hassle with applying a discount, and I often get free shipping on the things I buy.
I got to the hospital just in time to relieve my sister and spend some quality time with my Dad. My mother was so happy to see me. I told her we would have more room for them the next time they visit, and that there was another addition to the house we were preparing for. You should have seen the smiles on their faces when they realized they were going to be grandparents for the first time. I swear, the look on my Dad’s face would have gone viral if I’d posted a video on Facebook.
Dad was released in a few days and is doing just fine. I ended up spending two weeks with them, and continued to shop for the remodel right from my phone and tablet. Thanksgivings going to be at our house this year and you can bet we’ll use Groupon to plan most of the details.