Savings Chart Update Week 9: Purchased Tickets to Children’s Educational Entertainment Center Through Groupon = $17.80 in Savings
This week’s savings chart update has to do with saving money on children’s entertainment. Recently I was chatting with a friend to find out if she had any ideas about great indoor activities for little kids during the winter. Now that I have an 18 month old this winter, it is a very different experience than having my 6 month old last year. If you are a parent, I am sure you know how difficult it can be to keep little ones engaged and having fun.
She provided me a few good suggestions of local places my son would enjoy, the first one being an educational entertainment center called Totter’s Otterville. It is in Covington, Kentucky which is not far from where I live. After reading a bit about it online, I decided this is definitely a place my son would be able to wear himself out and have a blast doing it.
Then on Friday I was talking to another mom friend about my family planning on checking out Totter’s Otterville and she told me Groupon was having a deal on passes to this fun center. Did you say a deal? Of course, when I returned home I promptly headed to Groupon to find this daily deal and sure enough they were offering four passes per child for only $14 and the regular ticket price per child is $7.95. Essentially the second time my son goes to Totter’s Otterville, we will have already saved money. Yay! I snatched up this deal and on Saturday we explored this new place. He loved it, and I loved seeing the additional savings accrue on my savings chart!
They had indoor and outdoor activities including a huge enclosed area to jump into balls, tons of slides, a water station where kids could play with toys in water (note to self: bring a change of clothes next time), an enormous block building area, and a train to ride. There were even more play stations, but we (my husband and I) ran out of energy to get to them all. This just leaves more to explore next time we return. As you can see, I have included a couple of pictures of my son enjoying himself. 🙂
After this week 9 savings chart entry, this brings my annual savings to $2,582.35. You can check out my Week 1-8 savings chart entries below. I encourage you to join me in recording your weekly savings with this free printable savings chart. It is fun to track how much you save by making simple, smart money decisions.