After a crazy holiday season, it's likely that many of us are all in the same boat; broke. You probably spent away most of your money on presents for your friends and family, booze to get through those endless holiday gatherings, and of course, food. Perhaps your New Years resolution is to save money in 2018, but that doesn't mean you have to stop having fun.
Lucky for us, things like Groupons exist, making it substantially more affordable for you to get out and do the things you love to do, or the things you've always wanted to do. Maybe you've always wanted to explore the city, but haven't been able to afford a trip up to the Calgary Tower, or tickets to a show at Arts Commons. Maybe you want to treat yourself to a spa day, or take a date out to a nice restaurant.
Even if you don't want to stay in YYC this year, you can take advantage of some travel deals, and explore the beautiful province of Alberta, the rest of Canada, or even the world; your options are endless. We also know that a new year means a lot of new health and fitness goals you're striving for, and thankfully, Groupons exist for those as well.
Don't let your bank account be an excuse this year. Take advantage of the opportunities you have, get up, and make 2018 the best year you can. It's never too late for a fresh start.
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Trampoline Jumping at Flying Squirrel
Original Price: $40
Savings: $30 (25% off)
Why you should go: Flying Squirrel is one of the best spots for you to feel like a kid again in Calgary. Now, you can two hours of jump time for the price of one, any day of the week, for an amazing deal.
The Original Paint Nite
Original Price: $45
Savings: $29.50 (34% off)
Why you should go: Maybe you've always wanted to work on your artistic skills, and there's no time like the present to do just that. The Original Paint Nite is offering 34% off one adult admission, the perfect chance to find your inner Picasso.
Dinner and a Show at the Comedy Cave
Original Price: $57.90
Savings: $35 (40% off)
Why you should go: There's nothing that feels better than a good laugh, and you'll definitely get plenty of those at the Comedy Cave. For just $35 you can enjoy dinner and a show for two; take your bestie, or a date!
Laser Tag at Laser Quest
Original Price: $20
Savings: $12 (40% off)
Why you should go: Perfect for the competitive people in your life. For just $12, you can enjoy a game of laser tag for two. Challenge your friend, and have the loser buy dinner.
Glow in the Dark Mini Golf at Monster Mini Golf
Original Price: $50
Savings: $25 (50% off)
Why you should go: Mini Golf is fun as-is, but playing a few rounds of this incredible glow in the dark close will make you never want to go anywhere else. Get four rounds for $25, or eight rounds for $50, either way, you're saving 50%.
Movie and Snacks at the Globe Cinema
Original Price: $33
Savings: $19.50 (41% off)
Why you should go: A night at the movies may seem overdone, but it's definitely more romantic than Netflix n' Chill. Grab two tickets, two drinks, and a large popcorn for just $18; that's one helluva great deal.
Two Tickets to the Lunchbox Theatre
Original Price: $52
Savings: $26 (50% off)
Why you should go: There's no reason not to support local talent. The Lunchbox Theatre always has amazing shows going on, perfect for audiences of all types. For just $26, you can get two reserved tickets to any show of your choosing, from now until April 21st.
Dance Classes at DC Dance Club
Original Price: $60
Savings: $28 (53% off)
Why you should go: Some people are naturally talented dancers, but others require a bit more work. If dancing is something you've always wanted to work on, take advantage of these group beginner dance classes, for just $28.
Microdermabrasion Treatments at Glow Beauty Institute
Original Price: $300
Savings: $89 (70% off)
Why you should go: Give your skin the love it deserves. Microdermabrasion has been a new craze amongst skin care experts over the past few years, and the results it yields are incredible. If you're looking to glow in 2018, you'll want to take advantage of this offer.
Brow Waxing and Tinting at Trena Laine Makeup Studio
Original Price: $165
Savings: $78.50 (52% off)
Why you should go: Everyone knows that your eyebrows can make or break you. Make sure you're always looking great with fresh waxing and tinting from Trena Laine Makeup Studio. You can get three sessions for just $78.50.
Float Session at Soul Float
Original Price: $60
Savings: $45 (25% off)
Why you should go: Float therapy is another new trendy form of self-care, and from what I've heard, it's very relaxing. Get a single, one hour float session for just $45, or two sessions for $89.
Mink Eyelash Extensions at Outright Esthetics
Original Price: $155
Savings: $82.50 (47% off)
Why you should go: Eyelash extensions are basically the best thing that will ever happen to you. They cut your makeup application time in half, and make it easy for you to roll out of bed and look great with minimal effort in the morning. Get one classic set and a fill for just $82.50.
Star Tans at Sundrops Spray Tanning Studio
Original Price: $195
Savings: $99.50 (49% off)
Why you should go: There's nothing worse than losing your tan in the winter. Stay bronzed and beautiful all year round with this amazing deal from Sundrops. Get one Star tan for just $40.50, or three Star tans for $99.50.
Mani-Pedi Services from Nikkiroxnails
Original Price: $90
Savings: $51 ($43 off)
Why you should go: There's no better feeling than a fresh manicure. For just $51, you can get a gel polish manicure and nail polish pedicure from the talented Calgary nail artist, Nikkiroxnails.
Laser Teeth Whitening at Holistic Dental Hygiene Clinic
Original Price: $165
Savings: $90 (45% off)
Why you should go: Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you; make sure it's memorable. For just $90, you can get a 30 minute laser teeth whitening session at the Holistic Dental Hygiene Clinic, sure to keep your pearly whites looking great.
Microblading at Glow Beauty Institute
Original Price: $500
Savings: $191 (62% off)
Why you should go: Microblading is another beauty trend that will seriously change your life. Get yourself some extra sleep in the morning by cutting your brow routine out of your prep time. For $191, you can get your brows bladed, with a touch up in four to six weeks.
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Brewery Tours of Minhas Micro Brewery
Original Price: $73
Savings: $35 (52% off)
Why you should go: Calgary's brewery scene is pretty cool, but Minhas is one spot that you absolutely have to check out. Not only are the drinks top quality, but the food is also to die for. For $35, you can get a tour for two, two empty growlers, and one 12" pizza.
Craft Nachos at Madison's 12 12
Original Price: $18
Savings: $10 (44% off)
Why you should go: Nachos are the perfect food for many occasions. No matter if you're trying to cure a hangover, or munch out during pre-drinks, Madison's has you covered. For just $10, you can get $18 worth of food.
Indian Food at Clay Oven
Original Price: $34
Savings: $22 (35% off)
Why you should go: Good Indian Food can be hard to find in Calgary, but Clay Oven offers some of the best. Check out their lunch buffet for two from Monday - Wednesday for just $22.
Full Rodizio Dinner with Dessert at Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse
Original Price: $109.96
Savings: $85 (23% off)
Why you should go: This is the perfect meal to treat yourself too after a stressful holiday season. For $85, you and one other person can enjoy dinner and dessert in one of the cities classiest spots
Craft Beer Tasting at the Beer Vault
Original Price: $40
Savings: $25 (38% off)
Why you should go: Beer may not be for everyone, but craft beer is definitely worth a try. The Beer Vault is one of YYC's best craft beer spots, and for just $25, you and another can try all the best ones.
Dine in the Dark at Dark Table
Original Price: $84
Savings: $59 (30% off)
Why you should go: Ever wanted to dine in the dark? Here's your chance. For $59, you can try out this super unique experience, and enjoy a three-course dinner.
Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Koto Sushi Lounge
Original Price: $50
Savings: $28 (44% off)
Why you should go: Calgarians love their sushi, and Koto Sushi is easily one of the best spots in town. Their plates are not only beautiful, but also delicious. For $28, you can enjoy $50 worth of food.
Moroccan Cuisine at Moroccan Tent Restaurant
Original Price: $120
Savings: $79 (34% off)
Why you should go: If beautiful decor and delicious food are your thing, you won't want to miss out on this one. The Moroccan Tent is offering a five-course meal for two, for just $79.
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All-Inclusive Jamaican Resort
Original Price: $2,006
Savings: $899 (55%)
Why you should go: Jamaica is easily one of my personal favourite vacation spots, and now it can be yours too! For $899, you and another can enjoy three nights all-inclusive at Sunset at the Palms.
Ireland Vacation with Hotels and Air
Original Price: $1,349
Savings: $799 (41% off)
Why you should go: It only takes about 3 hours to get from one side of Ireland to the other, so that gives you plenty of time to do your exploring. There's so much to do, see, and drink in this beautiful country.
Canadian Rockies Lodge
Original Price: $159/night
Savings: $111/night (30% off)
Why you should go: Canmore isn't too far from Calgary, but it's beauty is astounding and will make you feel like you're far, far away from the city. Spend a few nights nestled up in the mountains, relaxing and exploring.
Condos near Orlando Theme Parks
Original Price: $120/night
Savings: $75/night (37% off)
Why you should go: Florida is known for it's abundance of amazing and fun theme parks, and you should definitely take the time to check them out. Pack your bags and cook a condo in the Liki Tiki Village where you can enjoy that beautiful Florida sunshine.
Sydney Vacation with Hotels and Air
Original Price: $1,899
Savings: $1,499 (21% off)
Why you should go: Hopefully you're not scared of spiders. The flight may be long, but the trip to the land down under is sure to be amazing. Do plenty of tanning, eating, and adventuring during your trip.
Executive Plaza Hotel in Vancouver
Original Price: $179/night
Savings: $100/night (44% off)
Why you should go: If you're planning a trip to Vancouver, you'll want to make sure you stay at this luxurious spot. It's within walking distance of Lougheed Town Centre, and just a short drive from Downtown Vancouver.
Alberta Mountain Inn
Original Price: $159/night
Savings: $114/night (28% off)
Why you should go: The mountains of Jasper are incredibly beautiful, and worth the drive from Calgary. Whistler's Inn has two rooftop hot tubs, nearby skiing, and two delicious eateries.
Hotel Aqua Mar in San Diego
Original Price: $75/night
Savings: $53/night (29% off)
Why you should go: The beaches of San Diego will make you forget all about the cold Calgary winters. Hotel Aqua Mar is just a mile away from Shoreline Park, and within driving distance of many other beautiful spots.
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Bootcamp Classes at Vitality Fitness
Original Price: $500
Savings: $20.50 (96% off)
Why you should go: Vitality knows that you're wanting to get in shape in the new year, and that's why they're offering 96% off 20 boot-camp classes. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get some professional training and build the body you've always wanted.
Climbing Lessons at The Crux Climbing & Bouldering
Original Price: $111.43
Savings: $41.50 (63% off)
Why you should go: Working out doesn't need to suck. Have fun climbing at The Crux. Maybe you're already an expert, or maybe it's something you've always wanted to try; regardless, this is the perfect workout for you to try.
Aerial Trial Class at Strut Fitness and Dance
Original Price: $25
Savings: $15.50 (38% off)
Why you should go: Pole dancing is something a lot of people want to try, but are never brave enough to. With this Groupon, you can get 38% off your introductory class. Who knows, you may just fall in love.
Chiropractic Care Package at Calgary Spine and Sport
Original Price: $135
Savings: $70 (48% off)
Why you should go: If you're one to suffer from chronic pain, a chiropractor can change your life. For $70, you can get a single EMG scan, an orthopaedic neurological examination, a consultation, and an adjustment.
Fit Body Boot-Camp Programs
Original Price: $185.25
Savings: $49 (74% off)
Why you should go: Yet another spot for you to get fit in 2018. For $49, you can get three weeks of unlimited boot camp classes, or for $69, five weeks and a helpful e-book to guide you.
Plus Sized Fitness at Body Exchange YYC
Original Price: $270
Savings: $82.50 (69% off)
Why you should go: Body Exchange is a spot that's specially dedicated to plus-sized fitness. The environment is super welcoming and friendly, perfect for anyone who might feel uncomfortable hitting the gym or attending regular fitness classes.
Indoor Rowing Classes at Row17
Original Price: $279
Savings: $102 (63% off)
Why you should go: Rowing is another fun, creative way to get in shape, and the folks at Row17 make sure you have a great time doing it. For $102, you can get one month of unlimited classes, perfect to kickstart your year.
Women's Muay Thai at WTM Fitness
Original Price: $200
Savings: $61.50 (69% off)
Why you should go: Muay Thai and Kickboxing are an incredible workout, and for just $61.50, you can get 10 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.