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

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Next weekend is opening weekend of National Park Week and more than 100 national parks will be waiving the entrance fees! 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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Great Wolf Lodge – one night stay for six, with $25 resort credit – $219 (reg. $355)

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Great Wolf Lodge is on Amazon Local! This means you can save up to 38% off the cost of a room. This particular deals is for the Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound location (in Washington), but check your city’s Amazon Local to see if the lodge nearest you is being promoted!

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This is for the extra fun rooms – the Wolf Den or Kid Kamp suites that have tents and bunk beds for the kids! These are usually more expensive than the standard rooms.

They have Great Wolf Lodge discounts available through Amazon Local:

  • $219 ($355 value) for Sunday through Thursday check-in: one-night stay for up to six guests in a Wolf Den or Kid Kamp suite
  • $249 ($395 value) for Friday check-in: one-night stay for up to six guests in a Wolf Den or Kid Kamp suite
  • Includes six waterpark wristbands and $25 resort credit
  • Private tent or cave in each suite includes bunk beds and private TV

You’ll want to read the fine print on the deal page. There are specific black out dates and a time period in which you have to travel. There is also $14.99 resort fee and 10% tax. Limit two vouchers per purchaser and up to two additional vouchers may be sent as gifts.

See the Great Wolf Lodge discounts here.

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Northwest Trek – FREE Admission for kids next weekend, Feb. 15 – 18

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FREE KIDS N’ CRITTERS EVENT

Northwest Trek is offering a Kids n’ Critters event this weekend, Feb 15 – 18, with free admission for up to 4 kids (ages 12 & under) per paying adult or senior. The theme this year is insects and there will be free activities, crafts, and special trailside encounters all weekend to match the theme. Activities are free and will be offered Saturday through Tuesday.

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

  • What Are They Eating? (9:30-3:00) Learn what insects eat and make an insect to take home.
  • Insects A-Z (9:30-3:30) There are millions of insect species. Learn some of their names!
  • Story Walk (9:30-3:30) Stroll through the forest and enjoy bug-themed storytime.
  • Ants! (11-3) What’s it like to live in a colony? Learn about these amazing critters and build an ant to take home.
  • Flight (11-3) How do insects fly? Learn about the muscles that make flight possible.
  • Animal Presentations (11:30 and 1:30) Learn more about insectivores: animals that eat insects!

You can read more about the event here. Tram seating is limited to the first 1,500 visitors each day. All trams are 30-minute tours during Kids ‘n’ Critters. Offer not valid with other discounts or promotions and there are no rain checks.

(Thanks, Thrifty NW Mom!)

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FREE admission to National Parks, this weekend, February 15 – 17

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In celebration of Presidents Day Weekend, more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees all weekend, February 15 – 17! 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 from April 19 – 20 to celebrate the opening weekend of National PArk Week. 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.

February 15-17 - Presidents Day weekend
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.

This post may contain affiliate links. These affiliate links support this site, see our disclosure policy here

FREE admission to National Parks, next weekend, February 15 – 17

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Next weekend, February 15 – 17, more than 100 national parks will be waiving the entrance fees for Presidents Day Weekend! 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 from April 19 – 20 to celebrate the opening weekend of National Park Week. 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.

February 15-17 - Presidents Day weekend
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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*Still available!* Great Wolf Lodge Groupon discounts – locations nationwide! – Save up to 40% off

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Groupon has Great Wolf Lodge deals at locations nationwide. See a full list of Great Wolf Lodge Groupon deals here. This post specifically features the Great Wolf Lodge Washington location – other locations can vary in price and details. 

Original post:    This morning I was checking out the new vacation deals on Groupon and found Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound location (Centralia, Washington)! It’s a 2-night package – including two nights for up to SIX people, plus a $50 resort credit with prices starting at $369.  That comes out to $184.50 a night, plus you have the $50 resort credit – which is sort of like paying $159.50 a night if you factor in the credit.

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2-night stay for six in a family suite with water park wristbands and a $50 resort credit – with these two options:

  • Option 1: $369 to check in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $610 value)
  • Option 2: $399 to check in Thursday (up to a $650 value)

You have until March 5, 2014 to use the stay. And you will pay a 10% hotel tax at check-in (which is a typical charge whether you pay with a Groupon or not).

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 1/19 or 2/16–2/21
  • Cancellation policy & 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: $14.99 daily resort fee not included

Fine print: 

  • Must book by 3/4/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/5/14
  • Not valid 1/19 or 2/16–2/21
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift for option 1
  • Limit 1 per person for option 2
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $30 fee; 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night’s stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • $14.99 daily resort fee not included
  • 10% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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FREE admission to National Parks, today, January 20

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees today, January 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.

Entrance fees to National Parks will also be waived from February 15 – 17 for Presidents Day Weekend. 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.

January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15-17 - Presidents Day weekend
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.

This post may contain affiliate links. These affiliate links support this site, see our disclosure policy here