Teens Coming of Age With Groupon Coupons

TEACHING BASIC

I am pleased to partner with Groupon Coupons. While this post is sponsored, all opinions are mine.

This is my baby, Tyra.

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This is Tyra at age 3.

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This is Tyra at age 14.

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This week, the 14-year-old version of that baby graduates from 8th grade and prepares for her grand foray into high school. Times have definitely changed since 1986 when I graduated from 8th grade. Back then, the graduation dress was simple and white,  I can remember playing the piano during the ceremony, and the highlight of the day was getting my autograph book signed by all my classmates. And obviously, wearing the largest framed glasses I could find.

8th grade for me.
Circa 1986 – check out the stand up collar.

Nowadays, there are two events on one night: the graduation and the formal dance , an outfit change (because the graduation is not formal but the dance is), and two different makeup applications. 

Just in case you read that part about the make up and are confused as I was, let me just tell you that matte lip color is completely different from gloss and should never be mistaken as having the same purpose at an 8th grade graduation and dance. And just so you know, color correction is real and necessary, especially if you have two events in one night.

Color correction is real.
Color correction is real and necessary.

As Tyra and I sat down last week to review all of the errands that needed to happen before the big night, I noticed she was on a popular cosmetic  store’s website to price all of the items she needed to complete her look. Those items totaled more than $400.

Clearly we will be reviewing a lesson on wants and needs this summer.

While she tried to explain the importance of the primer and the bb cream and the matte lip color and the foundation and the setting spray and who knows what else, I did some researching of my own. I walked over to the computer, visited Groupon Coupons, did a quick search for the cosmetic store, clicked the discount code that linked her to the cosmetic store website, and discovered that the same items she originally added to her cart were about 40 percent cheaper.

As teenagers say, Groupon Coupons came in the clutch. While the savings were great, she still needed to reduce her list to the cosmetics she actually needed. (I still was not fond of the $300 price tag because, you know, wants and needs. However, I then took the opportunity  to explore the site more on my own computer. Because there might be something I need.

Y’all, there is no reason for you ever to pay full price for anything again. Even if you are feeling rich.

Groupon Coupons allows you to search for coupon savings at popular on-line retailers. Savings can range in percentages off, and I highly recommend checking there before you buy anything. Some of the retailers I enjoyed exploring savings with are:

Those are just a few of the stores coupons are available for, and your search can even be filtered by preferred location. As the summer travel season is fast approaching, I plan to check there for coupons for everything from swimwear to bug spray to rental cars. The savings will add up…and  as we learned, they are also a great way to teach a child about finance.

Have you ever heard of Groupon Coupons? What upcoming purchases are you looking for savings on?

 

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14 thoughts on “Teens Coming of Age With Groupon Coupons

  1. I discovered Groupon Coupons earlier this year and use them all the time now. I save tons by using them.

  2. I’ve never used Groupon, but my sister-in-law uses them religiously. I am kind of on a spending freeze at the moment, but this would come in handy for the necessities too!

  3. Oh my, thank heavens I don’t have that to deal with! $400!!! No wonder you hit the coupons, yikes! I haven’t used groupon coupons but I’ll check them out next time I shop!

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