Great Wolf Lodge (Grand Mound, WA) up to 41% off – start at $209, with resort credit


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Great Wolf Lodge (Grand Mound, WA location) is on Amazon Local this morning!

Save up to 41% off your stay with the various options:

  • For $209 ($355 value), enjoy a one-night stay for up to six in a Wolf Den or KidKamp Suite with Sunday–Thursday check-in, up to six waterpark wristbands, and a $25 resort credit per night
  • For $219 ($335 value), enjoy a one-night stay for up to seven in a KidCabin Suite with Sunday–Thursday check-in, up to seven waterpark wristbands, and a $25 resort credit per night
  • For $269 ($405 value), enjoy a one-night stay for up to seven in a KidCabin Suite with Friday check-in, up to seven waterpark wristbands, and a $25 resort credit per night

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Make sure and read the fine print to make sure that it will work for your family’s schedule:

  • Available for use beginning on or after November 30, 2014
  • In order to receive the full value, travel must be completed by January 30, 2015. If you complete your travel after January 30, 2015, you will only be entitled to the paid value of $209, $219 or $269 (depending on option purchased) to spend toward a stay at Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound; the paid value does not expire
  • 10% tax on paid value and $19.99 daily resort fee are not included and will be collected by Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound at time of check-in; amounts subject to change. Credit card required
  • Limit 2 vouchers per purchaser; up to 2 additional vouchers may be sent as gifts
  • Vouchers may be combined for an extended stay
  • Voucher not valid for stays over the following dates: December 12, December 21, 2014–January 2, January 18, and 25, 2015
  • Voucher valid for a 1-night stay for up to 6 guests in a Wolf Den or KidKamp Suite with up to 6 waterpark wristbands and a $25 resort credit per night or a 1-night stay for up to 7 guests in a KidCabin Suite with up to 7 waterpark wristbands and a $25 resort credit per night (depending on option purchased)
  • Read all the fine print here.

Get the offer here: Great Wolf Lodge Amazon Local

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Great Wolf Lodge (Grand Mound, WA) up to 48% off – as low as $184.50/night with $25 resort credit


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Great Wolf Lodge Discount

Great Wolf Lodge (Grand Mound, Washington location) is on Amazon Local today! Save up to 48% off, with prices starting at $239.   This Great Wolf Lodge discount offers you three options:

  • For $239 ($460 value), enjoy a one-night stay for up to eight in a Majestic Bear Suite or Grand Bear Suite with Sunday–Thursday check-in and up to eight waterpark wristbands
  • For $299 ($528 value), enjoy a one-night stay for up to eight in a Majestic Bear Suite or Grand Bear Suite with Friday check-in and up to eight waterpark wristbands  SOLD OUT!
  • For $369 ($609 value), enjoy a two-night stay for up to six in a Family Suite with Sunday–Wednesday check-in, up to six waterpark wristbands, and a $25 resort credit per night

The best per night bargain seems to be the two-night option – coming out to $184.50 a night with a $25 resort credit each night. This is like paying $159.50 if you factor in the credit.

Fine print: 

  • In order to receive the full value, travel must be completed by December 11, 2014. If you complete your travel after December 11, 2014, you will only be entitled to the paid value of $239, $299 or $369 (depending on option purchased) to spend toward a stay at Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound; the paid value does not expire
  • 10% tax on paid value and $19.99 daily resort fee are not included and will be collected by Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound at time of check-in; amounts subject to change. Credit card required
  • Limit 2 vouchers per purchaser; up to 2 additional vouchers may be sent as gifts
  • See all the deal details here.

Find the Great Wolf Lodge offer here

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FREE admission to National Parks Today, September 27


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Today, September 27, more than 100 national parks will be waiving the entrance fees in honor of National Public Lands Day! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will also be waived November 11 celebrate Veterans Day. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

September 27 – National Public Lands Day
November 11 – Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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FREE admission to National Parks, next Saturday, September 27


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Next Saturday, September 27, more than 100 national parks will be waiving the entrance fees in honor of National Public Lands Day! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will also be waived November 11 celebrate Veterans Day. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

September 27 – National Public Lands Day
November 11 – Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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Request FREE Alaska Travel book, plus see photos from my previous trips!


This freebie is available again!  Oh Alaska. . .how I love you so. I grew up there in a small town in the center of the state. I hope everyone gets a chance to visit at least once in your life – and the state of Alaska thinks so, too. They are giving out FREE Alaska travel magazines – which are full of great photos and articles. I request one every year – even my kids love looking at the photos.  Request your FREE Official State Alaska Guide here.

We try to visit at least once a year to see my mom, dad, sister and brother.  Here are some photos of our past trips:

View of the Alaska pipeline and mountain range

My son picks raspberries with my mom. He ate most all of them before they made it into his bucket.

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FREE admission to National Parks Today, August 25


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Today, August 25, is the National Park Service’s Birthday and they’re celebrating by waiving the entrance fees today at more than 100 national parks! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

The next entrance fee-free day will be Saturday, September 27. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
September 27 – National Public Lands Day
November 11 – Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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FREE admission to National Parks, next Monday, August 25


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Next Monday, August 25, is the National Park Service’s Birthday and they’re celebrating by waiving the entrance fees at more than 100 national parks! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

The next entrance fee-free day will be Saturday, September 27. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
September 27 – National Public Lands Day
November 11 – Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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Great Wolf Lodge Groupon – $479 for two nights, plus $50 resort credit (deals nationwide)


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Great Wolf Lodge is on Groupon! There are currently Great Wolf Lodge discounts available nationwide – but often these deals sell out early in the sale.

See all included Great Wolf Lodge locations here

I know most of you in the Northwest are looking for deals on the Grand Mound location (Washington) - $479 for a 2-night stay for six in a Family suite with water park wristbands and a $50 resort credit, valid for check in Sunday–Wednesday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $690 value). For two nights this would be $239.50 a night plus your $50 resort credit. This is a savings of 31% off.

Other things you should know:

Book by: 8/26/14
Travel window: 6/29/14–8/27/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 8/3–8/5, 8/13–8/14, or 8/17–8/18
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $30 fee; 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1 night’s stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 10% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $19.99 daily resort fee not included

(Thanks for the heads up Thrifty and Thriving!)

See all included Great Wolf Lodge locations here

 

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Portland Aquarium Deal – Save 50% off two admissions ($5 a person!)


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If you’ve been waiting for a Portland Aquarium deal, save 50% off admission for two people!

Here’s how to get the deal:

1.) First create an account with Get My Perks – it’s a great daily deal site, with locations across the country, including Seattle and Portland.

2.) Select Portland as your city up in the top right corner

3.) Purchase the voucher for the Portland Aquarium (should show up on Current Deals page for Portland), it will cost you $10 out of pocket and it’s valid for two admissions ($20 value)

4.) Print voucher and redeem at the Portland Aquarium. This voucher is good for two admissions.

Fine print: Voucher does not expire. Both admissions must be used on the same day.

Get started with Get My Perks here

(Thanks, Thrifty NW Mom!)

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Alaska Airlines – Seattle to/from Fairbanks, Alaska fares $99 each way!!


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I realize this deal might not pertain to many of you – but it’s too good of a deal NOT to post! Alaska Airlines has slashed prices on tickets between Seattle and Fairbanks this summer – with rates as low as $99/each way. This rate is UNHEARD of. As some of you know my parents/siblings live in Fairbanks and I travel to/from Alaska at least a couple times a year. I think the last time I paid a fare this low was a Freshman in college – in 1998 – I scored a ticket for $230/round trip. That was 16 years ago! I’m telling you – this is a crazy deal. It averages $500 – $800 a ticket usually.

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I had booked a trip for the family to go up this summer and thanks to Alaska Airlines Low Price Guarantee I was able to get an account credit of $400 because of this fare drop! The credit would have been even more if it wasn’t for the $99 companion fares we used when we made the original reservation. What a steal!

You might find discounted rates for other cities – but it definitely seems like the Seattle to Fairbanks tickets are offering the strongest discount.

Do you know about Alaska Airlines Low Price GuaranteeIf you book a flight on Alaska Airlines and the same flight or itinerary drops in price before you fly – Alaska Airlines will give you a credit for the difference in the fare! I have a few flights this summer and I ended up getting credit for other flights as well when I checked this morning.

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Just for fun – a photo I took near Homer, Alaska about five years ago when we were up there halibut fishing. A bald eagle with Mt. Redoubt (a volcanic) smoking in the background. :)  It’s a beautiful place and an amazing place to grow up.

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Or this photo from Christmas in Fairbanks one year, of a moose eating the neighbors shrubs.

Shop Alaska Airlines here

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Pronghorn resort (near Bend, Oregon) – as low as $119/night


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Jetsetter, one of my favorite travel sites, has a flash sale on Pronghorn (An Auberge Resort) near Bend, Oregon – with rooms as low as $119/night (reg. $179).

Jetsetter says Pronghorn Resort has “lodge-like digs with suite-style rooms and a  aJack Nicklaus golf course, just a 30-minute drive from Bend.”

  • Pronghorn’s Jack Nicklaus signature 18-hole golf course is a serious challenge, intertwined with lava rock ridges and offering magnificent views
  • The 55,000-square-foot clubhouse, designed in the style of the grand lodges of the national parks
  • 300 days of sun make outdoor activities possible year-round
  • During the winter, skiers revel in the powder at nearby Mount Bachelor, the fifth-largest ski resort in North America

To find it this reservation:

  • Create a Jetsetter account (it’s FREE and allows you access to see the sales)
  • Search Bend, Oregon and it should come up
  • You can search by the dates – they have dates through June, as low as $119

You can search Jetsetter for any location – they have both flash deals and then everyday discounts. I have booked many reservations through Jetsetter and they are awesome to work with! They have a great cancellation policy.

Create a Jetsetter account here

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FREE admission to National Parks, this weekend, April 19 – 20


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It’s National Park Week and more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees all this weekend, starting today April 19 through 20! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

The next entrance fee-free day will be Monday, August 25. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

April 19 – 20 – Opening weekend of National Park Week
August 25
– National Park Service Birthday
September 27 – National Public Lands Day
November 11 – Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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