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Need a vacation! Not enough money? PERFECT!

The best way for me to paint this picture is by saying this 

"PICTURE IT! BANK ACCOUNT LOW, FIXED INCOME AND IN NEED OF A GREAT VACATION  FOR THE RIGHT PRICE!" (Compliments to the writers for Golden Girls!)

But no seriously. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE, where we wanted to go away and couldn't really afford it. I know I have! The sad thing is, a lot of us get in these situations and just say forget it! Well, you shouldn't! Next time you have that issue, book your next trip through GROUPON!

YES, GROUPON! There is a lot more bargain than plastic containers and inexpensive Mothers Day Gifts. There are real getaways that are 20% to 50% off of what you would originally pay through a travel agency or a booking agency. For example, I went away for a week to New Orleans and paid $420 for my room and flight. Now, I did book my flight through Expedia ($220 non-stop from NYC) but I was able to book a room through Groupon for $400 (two of us went, so we split it down the middle, you know the math) We stayed at the Royal St. Charles, and it was one of the best hotels I've been to. Not only was it clean, cozy, and in the French Quarter, but we were across the street from the infamous Bourbon Street. Couldn't be any better!

Not to mention, I recently was able to find a GREAT all-inclusive deal to stay at the Paradise Stream Resort in the Poconos. The room was AMAZING!! Jacuzzi, fireplace, a sauna an indoor pool and king size bed!! What made it even better, the two nights with the food included equaled $578! (When I checked the site, the price for two nights with all-inclusive is around $800-950)

Both experiences saved me a good amount of money! Now, those of you who have used Groupon know that they work on a time limit. The good thing about their Getaways is that when it ends, you can find something else similar; if not the same, from what you were looking for. So, "Don't fret my Pet." If you want to go out of the country, some trips may even include the airfare; depending on the city, so find the closest one near you and enjoy yourself!

So before you say "I don't have enough" or "that's not in my budget," look up Groupon! You'll be amazed at what you can find. Go to www.groupon.com or download the app on your phone for free!