There's no denying it - spending the winter in Edmonton can be BRUTAL. It gets unbearably cold, to the point that you don't want to bother putting on layers upon layers to go outside; you'd rather just stay cozied up in bed and throw on some Netflix. We don't blame you, we know the struggle too.
Apart from the cold, Edmonton definitely does offer plenty of fun things for you to do and see. If you're a student like me though, or are just facing some financial hardships, you know that getting out and doing all of those things can become pretty pricey pretty quickly. There are probably tons of restaurants you'd love to check out, spas you want to visit, and games you want to play, but the one thing standing in the way is cost.
Luckily for people like us, a little thing called Groupon exists! This amazing website offers discounts on a ton of different things, from fine dining in exotic restaurants to manicures and pedicures at luxurious salons and spas. If you want to avoid breaking the bank, but still want to go out and live your best life, be sure to take advantage of some of thes
Original Price: $110
Savings: $55 (50% off)
Now that winter is coming up, the cold weather and snow will be here to stay before we know it. You and your friends may not want to hang out outside anymore, but you probably don't want to spend all your time inside either. With this Groupon, you and three others can check out BreakoutVR for one hour of fun from Monday - Thursday for just $55! If you have yet to hop on the VR bandwagon, trust us when we say it's definitely an unforgettable experience. Those who have previously purchased this Groupon said they had a lot of fun and would definitely go back again - who knows, you might too!
Original Price: $18.95
Savings: $9.99 (47% off)
If someone offers me a cupcake, you best believe I wouldn't pass it up. With that being said, I sure hope you wouldn't pass up this Groupon for a dozen mini cupcakes for 47% off! No matter if you're celebrating a birthday or anniversary, want to surprise your significant other with a sweet treat, or just have a sugar craving to satisfy yourself, you won't regret picking up these babies from Flirt Cupcakes. Not only are the cupcakes super tasty, they also happen to be beautifully decorated, so if your Instagram is in need of a new post you can snap a cute photo before devouring them.
Original Price: $26
Savings: $13 (50% off)
Ever since Netflix, and about a million other streaming services, have come to fruition over the past few years, I've found myself actually going out to the movies less and less. Not only is it less appealing to have to leave my bed to watch a movie, but it's also pretty pricey. If you haven't been to the cinema in a while, and are looking to go check out a new film, then you're in luck because Groupon has a deal for 50% off two tickets to the Metro Cinema! Take that saved cash and use it to buy some snacks, or tuck it away for another adventure.
Bella Brows & Spa
Original Price: $55
Savings: $29 (47% off)
If you're like me, then you feel naked without a manicure. I've had nails on for years, and I can't imagine having them taken off. If you can relate, then you'll be all over this Groupon! Bella Brows & Spa is offering Shellac manicures for just $29, so you can go ahead and treat yourself! If you don't want to go alone, they've also got Groupons for 2 manicures for just $55 - an even better deal! Plan a spa day for yourself, or bring along your bestie and get pampered without breaking the bank.
Original Price: $30
Savings: $18 (40% off)
Don't know what to have for dinner tonight? Don't worry - we got you! With this deal from Groupon, you can get $30 worth of food from Little India for just $18! Previous customers say that you can expect amazing food and even better service, which makes up for an overall excellent experience. They have both an awesome buffet selection, as well as great menu items for you and yours to enjoy together.
Original Price: $85
Savings: $51 (40% off)
If you and your friends are looking for a fun way to spend a Friday night, but don't feel like going out clubbing or for drinks, why not play a few rounds of bowling? For just $51, you can get three games of bowling and shoe rentals for four at K-J Bowl! If you're feeling extra competitive, have the loser buy some food for all of you to enjoy during the rest of your night. They also have a Groupon for two, if you're interested in taking a date, or only have one friend to bring along.
4 Points Health and Wellness
Original Price: $175
Savings: $50 (71% off)
Are you looking to start working on your summer bod for next year, but not sure where to start? We know the feeling! Sometimes, if you're new to working out, fitness classes can be the way to go! They're a great way to make friends and learn a few tips and tricks in a fun environment. At 4 Points Health and Wellness, you'd usually pay $175 for a month of unlimited classes. With this Groupon, however, you're paying only $50, which is a crazy deal of 71% off. Customer reviews rave about how relaxing and informative the classes are, so we're sure you'll have a great time.
Konz... Pizza in a Cone
Original Price: $15
Savings: $10 (33% off)
If you have yet to try the deliciousness that is Konz, you're seriously missing out. Everyone loves pizza, but there's something even better about eating it in a million different forms. With this Groupon, you can get $15 worth of food at Konz for just $10, or if you're a serious pizza fanatic, they also offer $30 worth of food for just $20! Their pizza cones come in six unique flavours, but you can also use the Groupon towards mac and cheese, salads, or ice cream!
Table Top Cafe
Original Price: $30
Savings: $17.99 (40% off)
If you haven't already been to Table Top Cafe, we highly recommend you check it out in the near future. Sure, you could sit at home and play board games... Or you could make a trip down to Table Top and play old favourites, and brand new games that you've never even heard of in a cozy setting with your closest friends. Apart from fun and games, Table Top also offers a great selection of food and drinks for you and your friends, date, or family to snack on! Treat yourself to $30 worth of food and games for two or more people, or $60 worth of food and games for four or more people and get ready for a seriously fun night!
Original Price: $50
Savings: $29 (42% off)
Don't be shy gentleman, we know that you need some grooming here and there too. If it's been a while since your last trim, this Groupon may be just the thing you need! Headmasters is offering a wash, cut, and style for the super great price of just $29 - you'll leave the salon looking and feeling like a million bucks. If you really want to switch things up, they also offer a Groupon for all the aforementioned, plus a colour, for just $10 more! Get adventurous this fall and switch up your look, if you feel so inclined.
Original Price: $82.95
Savings: $42 (49% off)
Now that November is upon us, odds are good that your summer glow is fading away pretty quickly. If you don't want to succumb to the brutal realities of Edmonton winters, then we highly recommend you treat yourself to one month of unlimited tanning minutes from Sun Depot! Under normal circumstances, you'd be paying upwards of $80, but with this amazing deal, you can keep yourself looking bronzed and beautiful for just $42 - talk about a serious bargain.
Paint Nite or Plant Nite
Original Price: $90
Savings: $57 (37% off)
If you follow lots of 'date idea' pages on Instagram, you may have heard word of these Paint Nite or Plant Nite events popping up everywhere. In all honesty, they're pretty fun, whether you consider yourself creative or not! Admission for two people will set you back just $57 with this Groupon, and that includes all the materials you'll need in order to create your masterpiece, which you also get to take home! Unleash your inner Picasso, or see what sort of terrarium you can create at Plant Nite! It's a great spot to bring your significant other, best friend, or you can go solo and meet new people!
Original Price: $20
Savings: $10 (50% off)
Growing up, we all spent our time playing tag on the playground in elementary school. Now that we're adults, we don't really get to spend as much time on fun and games because so much of our lives become wrapped up in work and school! If you want to feel like a kid again for a day, we recommend you check out Laser Quest. With this Groupon, you and a friend can play one round for the super great price of just $10!