Discount Great Wolf Lodge Deal – Groupon Sale with Resort Credit For Ground Mound, Wa.!

discount great wolf lodge

 Discount Great Wolf Lodge Deal!

*Don’t forget about this deal still going on for Great Wolf Lodge! This could sell out at anytime!!


Looking for Great Wolf Lodge Discounts? Great Wolf Lodge is back with another deal on Groupon right now!  They are offering a multi-day deal for the family suite, Wolf Den, Kids Camp and more! Rates start at as low as $149/ nt for family suite after you factor in $50 resort credit for that offer. That is a good price for this time of the year, if you are looking to make visit through November!

This sale is for multiple Great Wolf Lodge locations. You can find the full list of locations with Great Wolf Lodge Discounts here.

Great Wolf Lodge Discounts Available for the Grand Mound, Wa. Location:

  • $199 for a Stay for six in a Family suite with water park wristbands and a $50 resort credit (looks like prices jump up for Saturday checkins, and there are very few of those available)
  • $209 for a Stay for six in a Wolf Den or Kids Camp Suite with $25 resort credit
  • $219 for a stay for seven in a Kids Cabin Suite with $25 resort credit

Fine Print:

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Must have one individual 21 or older staying in each room
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Traveler’s email address required at purchase so the property can reach out with custom check-in details
  • $19.99 daily resort fee added at purchase.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Make sure to check out our tips for ways to save while you’re at Great Wolf Lodge, too.  For more ways to save, make sure to check out additional ways to save at Great Wolf Lodge using the military discount, signing up for E-mail alerts on discounts and more.

Thanks Thrifty and Thriving!

The Roosevelt Hotel Seattle – $125 + FREE Parking Or $40 Resort Credit!!! (Dates Into December)

Roosevelt Hotel Seattle

HOT Deal on the Roosevelt Hotel Seattle (Getaways, Seattle) has a smokin deal on The Roosevelt Hotel in downtown Seattle. Get a one Night Stay for Two Adults and Up to Two Kids for $125 PLUS get a $40 resort credit, or FREE Valet Parking! The free valet parking is around a $40 value (this is about what it costs us to park in downtown Seattle overnight at most hotels in the area). They have dates available into December (we found the $25 rate into early December). This is a excellent deal for this hotel, especially as we enter the holiday season.  This might be a great way to enjoy the holiday season in downtown Seattle at a discount, if you want to think ahead a bit (you can read our review of all of the things to do during the holiday season in Seattle here too – its a great little getaway that time of the year)!  We also have this post on Staycation Seattle ideas (full of affordable things to do in Seattle) and where to look at Fall Foliage if you want to plan a stay in that timeframe!

You will have to act fast though, as this offer is only available for 15 more hours!

Roosevelt Hotel

Jen and her husband have stayed at the Roosevelt Hotel and loved it! I have family members who really love this hotel too (I might have to grab this deal myself to try it out). Here are some of Jens comments “I was so impressed with this hotel – it’s literally right across from Pacific Place & in the heart of all the shopping downtown!  We also ate at Il Fornaio & it was a very classy Italian restaurant at the top of Pacific Place. Delicious food & such an inviting atmosphere. I love to visit the city & this was the perfect hotel to do so.”



Here are some of the details and fine print. Please be sure to read through ALL the information on the Groupon site prior to purchasing.

Roosevelt Hotel Deal Details:

  • Stay for two in a deluxe king or double room
  • Includes either a $40 dining credit per stay or daily valet parking
  • Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free
  • Dates into December
  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • Additional fees: $2 daily Seattle tourism assessment paid at check-in. 15.6% tax paid to property directly at check-in.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability



Virgin America Flights Seattle to California As Low As $75 One Way!

Virgin America Flights

Virgin America is back with another awesome sale for their Anniversary sale with flights from Seattle to Los Angeles as low as $87 one way & flights from Portland to San Francisco as low as $57 one way. This sale is for flights from Saturday September 23 – February 11th on Tues, Wed & Saturdays. (there are some blackout dates around the holidays). This sale is going on through Thursday September 4, 2014 at 9:59pm pst, but the flights do sell out quickly with this sale.

How to find this deal:

  • Head to Travelzoo
  • Click on “Top 20″ on the left sidebar at the top
  • Find “Virgin America Anniversary Sale”

If you are looking into a Disney vacation, this may be a great way to save on your flight if those dates & times work for your schedule. The fall is a fantastic time to beat the crowds too (October & November)

This deal is a special highlight from Travelzoo’s Top 20 Weekly deal list they send out every week! I’d highly recommend signing up for this email as it always has fantastic deals.

More info about Virgin America:

Named the Best Domestic Airline from Travel + Leisure magazine for the sixth year in a row, Virgin America’s upscale in-flight experience is complete with Wi-Fi, food on demand, live TV and pay-per-view movies.

Available Stops:

  • Seattle – San Francisco – $75/one-way
  • Seattle-Los Angeles … $87/one-way
  • Seattle – Austin … $149
  • Seattle – Ft Lauderdale – $200
  • Seattle – New York – $200
  • Seattle – Washington, DC – $200

Fine Print:

  •  All Main Cabin fares are one-way and require a 21-day advance purchase.
  • Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm CT on Thursday, September 4, 2014.
  • Travel must occur between September 23, 2014 and February 11, 2015.
  • Travel to/from PHL must occur by October 6, 2014. Travel for DAL-SFO, DAL-LAX, DAL-DCA must occur after October 13, 2014. Travel for DAL-LGA must occur after October 28, 2014. Travel for PSP-SFO must occur after September 11, 2014. Travel for JFK-PSP must occur after December 6, 2014.
  • Lowest sale fares are available only on certain itineraries.
  • Lowest sale fares are only valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
  • Blackout dates for 2014 are as follows: November 26, 29; December 20, 23-24, 27, 30-31. Blackout dates for 2015 are as follows: January 4.
  • Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Check out other ways to save on your next Disneyland trip!  And our Disney Travel Pinterest board

Make sure to check out our Travel Tips Pinterest board for some inspiration & ideas for when you travel.


Great Wolf Lodge 48 Hour Sale is Back! Family Suites Start at $149.99 (Including Waterpark Passes)!

The  Great Wolf Lodge 48 hour sale is here again!. You can save up to 25% off for select dates with this sale (rates are available for bookings from 08/26/2014 – 10/31/2014). You will need to use the coupon code: 48HOUR .  Family suites start at $149.99 when using the coupon code: 48HOUR for these summer dates!

If you are a returning guest at Great Wolf Lodge, then you may have gotten an email with a coupon code to book your rooms with a different code which will give you a slightly cheaper rate. They offer this 48 hour sale every few months and besides the rare Groupon or Living Social deals that have come around, these are definitely the best times to find the lowest prices on Great Wolf lodge rooms.

Included in your room rate are your water park passes, too, which is basically almost 2 days at the water park. You can start using the water park as early as 1pm on the day you arrive and then you can stay till the evening on the day you checkout.

Don’t forget to check out our tips on how to save the most while you’re at Great Wolf Lodge so you don’t end up spending a fortune!  And you can find additional tips on saving on lodging rates at Great Wolf Lodge.

You might also be interested in our article on Waterparks through the Northwest if this deal does not work out for you!


Thanks Sounds Fun Mom!

Pacific Coast Getaways – 15% off Coupon Code for Groupon Getaways

Pacific Northwest Getaways

Pacific Coast Getaways – 15% off Coupon Code for Groupon Getaways

Today & tomorrow, Friday August 15th & Saturday August 16th, Groupon is offering a 15% off coupon code for all their Groupon Flash Getaway sales. This is a great sale to take advantage of saving on a vacation as you can save up to a maximum $50 discount.

To take advantage of the 15% off coupon code, use the code: GETAWAY15 at checkout. Limit of 1 deal per customer.

Here are a few Northwest getaway ideas:

Sunriver Resort in Bend

Sunriver Resort:

Located in Bend, Oregon . Stay at the 4 Diamond resort of Sunriver Resort in central Oregon for stays as low as $97/night. They have availability into December, so it could be a great option for fall weather or even into the winter & ski weather, with Mt Bachelor just 20 miles away.

What’s available:

  • Stay for two in a lodge village king room – From $97/night (depending on the date) – after 15% off coupon code = $82.45
  • Stay for four in a lodge village double room – From $97/night – after code = $82.45
  • Stay for six in a lodge village suite – From $140/night  – after code = $119


  • Five restaurants
  • Four golf courses
  • Nature center and observatory
  • Sage Springs Club & Spa
  • Several outdoor pools
  • Fitness center and indoor lap pool
  • Complimentary resort-wide transportation
  • Complimentary WiFi

Roche Harbor Resort

Roche Harbor Resort - San Juan Island, WA:

Stay at Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island for just $259 for 2 nights. After the 15% off coupon code, that’s just $220.15 for 2 nights or $110.07/night. This is a great price for staying on San Juan island & near Friday Harbor, and at this particular resort, which is well known & has even hosted guests such as Teddy Roosevelt.

This area is also an awesome location for whale watching – especially the Lime Kiln State Park nearby this resort.

What’s Available:

The $259 rate for 2 nights is only Mon-Wed nights from 9/1 – 10/30, but from 11/1 – 12/25, it is valid for any night stay.

  • Stay for 2 in the McMillin suite – $259 for 2 nights – after 15% off code = $220.15 or $110.07
  • Stay for 4 in the Quarryman Hall room – $259 for 2 nights – after 15% off code = $220.15 or $110.97


  • Three restaurants
  • Spa
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Playgrounds, gardens, and bocce courts
  • 377-slip marina
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Whale watching
  • Kayaking

Fairfield Inn in Burlington

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Burlington: 

Burlington is a great base area for a number of day trips, such as trips to Mt Baker or Baker Lake (only about 30 minutes or less to Baker Lake), numerous spots along the North Cascades Highway (Ross Lake, Diablo Lake & more) for hiking & exploring or on your way to a ferry out of Anacortes to the San Juans or Victoria, BC.

The deal for Fairfield Inn & Suites is a great one as the price starts at just $85/night, but also includes a $20 credit to Bob’s Burgers & Brews restaurant.  There is also a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and a nice indoor pool.

What’s Available:

  • Stay for two in a king room - From $85/night  – $72.25 after 15% off coupon code + $20 credit to restaurant
  • Stay for two in a king room with whirlpool – From $88/night – $74.80 after 15% off coupon code + $20 credit to restaurant
  • Stay for four in a double-queen room – From $121/night – $102.85 after 15% off coupon code + $20 restaurant credit
  • Stay in a king studio - From $121/night – $102.85 after 15% off coupon code + $20 restaurant credit


  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Tesla charging station
  • Free WiFi



Alaska Airlines Sale – Prices as low as $79/one way from Seattle to LA, $209/one way to Maui & more!

 alaska airlines sale

Alaska Airlines Sale 

Here’s another *hot* airline sale we found (the Virgin Airlines sale ended last night) – Alaska Airlines sale prices rival the Virgin Airlines sale, with prices as low as $79/one way from Seattle to Los Angeles, prices as low as $69/one way from Seattle to San Francisco & more& many more options!

Head to Travelzoo & look under the “Top 20 deals” and find the “Fall Fare Sale from Seattle: One Way” with Alaska Airlines.

There is actually a lot more flexibility with the Alaska Airlines sale as compared to the Virgin Airlines sale, just from the dates that I was looking at, even though it says that the same date restrictions are there (traveling on a Tues, Wed or Saturday). You can look at the scheduler & see which dates have the best prices on flights, which was really helpful if you have some flexibility in your schedule. You can also look on that date to see which flight time will be the least expensive as well.

This is another great opportunity to head to Disneyland at a great rate of less than $200 / ticket. Or head to Maui with prices as low as $209/one way! These prices can’t be beat!

Here are some of the sample prices from Seattle (one-way):

  • Seattle to LA – $79
  • Seattle to San Francisco – $69
  • Seattle to Spokane – $79
  • Seattle to Orange County – $89
  • Seattle to Maui – $209 (one-way)
  • Seattle to Kauai – $229
  • Seattle to Anchorage – $199
  • Seattle to Philadelphia – $159

Plus the only blackout dates are from Nov 20 – Dec 2nd, 2014, so this may include holiday travel depending on availability.

Fare Rules:

  • Purchase by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on August 12, 2014.
  • Travel is valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from September 3, 2014 through December 16, 2014, with the following exception: Travel to Hawaii is valid Sundays through Wednesdays. Travel from Hawaii is valid Mondays through Thursdays. Travel from contiguous U.S. to Alaska is valid Thursdays through Saturdays. Travel from Alaska to contiguous U.S. is valid Sunday through Tuesdays.

Blackout Dates:

  • Sale fares are not available between November 20, 2014, through December 2, 2014.
  • Sale fares are not available traveling to and from Calgary, Alberta, Canada between November 8, 2014, through December 2, 2014.
  • Tickets must be purchased 14 days in advance.

Wilson Pool in Portland – Frugal & Fun for Families with Slides, Lazy River & more!

Wilson Pool in Portland Park Review

Wilson Pool in Portland – Reader Park Review

We love hearing about new parks & favorite summertime spots around the Northwest and today we have reader Stephanie from Portland sharing about her favorite spot to head with her family in the summer – Wilson Pool in Portland!

We would also love to hear your thoughts and opinions on these parks. Comment below with your review, additional tips, or anything else you want to add.

We’d also love to hear from you & hear your favorite parks or campgrounds around the Northwest! You can submit a park review or campground review & get a $10 Amazon Gift Card if we use your review !

Don’t forget about our master list of Water Parks around the Northwest!


Wilson Pool Slide

Wilson Pool is the neighborhood pool we all wish we had growing up. This popular local watering hole has pricing typical of public pools, but amenities similar to a full water park. Don’t miss this pool for a fun and frugal day in Portland!

[Read more...]

Travelzoo – Sign Up To Get HOT Travel Deals, Entertainment Deals & More First (Plus Tips to Save on Summer Travel)!

Just a reminder that this is a great resource if you are looking to start planning any Summer travel or other travel!

Here is one of my deal hunter secrets. I am a subscriber to the Travelzoo Weekly Top 20 Travel Deals newsletter. I have been for years, and have booked some of my favorite vacation savings through the deals I found on there. We got a night at the Oregon Garden Resort, dinner for 2, breakfast for 2, and garden tickets for $79 one year! We also booked a room at the Edgewater on the Seattle waterfront for $99 another year. The newsletter really provides you some great insider travel deals if you like to getaway, or they also often offer great entertainment or sporting deal tickets. In fact, many of the Mariner ticket deals you have seen us post on the blog here, came from theTravelzoo newsletter tip! 

You can subscribe for free to get the newsletter sent to you here. Just provide your email and zip code, and hit subscribe. They even send you local deals when they become available.

Right now they have some great deals on Vacation packages, and more going on, so if you are looking to save on Summer travel, its a great resource.

You might also be interested in:


Resort at the Mountain – Mt Hood, Oregon – $99 + $25 Resort Credit


The Resort at the Mountain, one of my favorite Northwest resort locations up near Mt Hood in Welches, OR is offering a special deal right now for Sunday – Wednesday stays. They are offering a one night stay for just $99 + a $25 resort credit when you book a Sunday – Wednesday night available stay ! This is an amazing deal, especially for the beautiful summertime when there is SO much to see & do at Mt Hood! Plus it’s less than an hour away from Portland to the resort!

All you need to do to get this offer is use the promo code: 9925 under Corporate/Promo Code on their reservation booking system online or you can call 877-439-6774. This rate is available for 99 hours ( a little over 4 days)!

I just went to the resort this spring so you can check out a full review of the Resort at the Mountain – we absolutely love this resort – especially with all the great summertime outdoor opportunities.

Check out more ideas of summer fun at Mt Hood:

Family Friendly Activities at Mt Hood for any Season

Mt Hood Adventure Park at Ski Bowl Review



 Fine Print of Offer: 

  • Offer is valid Sunday through Wednesday and subject to availability.
  • Not valid for group bookings.
  • May not be combined with another offer or promotion.
  • Rate is per night for single or double adult occupancy, exclusive of Resort Fee, tax and gratuities.
  • Resort credit may not be redeemed for cash.
  • Offer is neither retroactive nor applicable to existing reservations.
  • Other restrictions may apply.

Historic Captain Whidbey Inn 2 Night Stay Including Breakfast + $15 Dining Credit ONLY as low as $129!

Historic Captain Whidbey Inn

Historic Captain Whidbey Inn 

Here’s a fun and affordable getaway for two! Right now you can get a room for 2 at the Historic Captain Whidbey Inn for as low as $129 for two nights! That’s as low as $65 a night! Enjoy a two night stay on the beautiful Whidbey Island for two at the famous Captain Whidbey Inn, which includes a daily breakfast and $15 dining credit.

More About the Captain Whidbey Inn:

Located on the scenic shores of Whidbey Island, you’ll find over 100 years of hospitality. The Captain Whidbey Inn offers gorgeous scenery and warm and cozy rooms.

Room Options:

  • For $129 ($233 value) enjoy two-nights for two in a historic inn room (Sunday through Thursday stays)
  • For $169 ($233 value), enjoy two-nights for two in a historic inn room (Friday and Saturday stays)
  • For $189 ($365 value), enjoy two-nights for two in a lagoon room (Sunday through Thursday stays)
  • For $229 ($365 value), enjoy two-nights for two in a lagoon room (Friday and Saturday stays)
  • All options include daily breakfast and $15 dining credit


2072 W Captain Whidbey Inn Rd
Coupeville, WA 98239

Fine Print:

  • Sold by Captain Whidbey Inn
  • In order to receive the full value, travel must be completed by September 30, 2014. If you complete your travel after September 30, 2014, you will be entitled only to the paid value of $129, $169, $189, or $229 (depending on option purchased) to spend toward a stay at Captain Whidbey Inn; the paid value does not expire
  • 10.7% tax on paid value is not included and will be collected by Captain Whidbey Inn upon booking; amount subject to change. Credit card required
  • Limit 2 vouchers per purchaser; additional 2 vouchers may be sent as gifts
  • Vouchers may be combined for an extended stay
  • Voucher not valid for stays on the following dates: July 3 – 5, 2014 and August 29 – 31, 2014
  • Voucher valid for double occupancy in a Historic Inn or Lagoon Room (depending on option purchased) including daily breakfast and $15 dining credit at The Dining Room or Judge Still’s Tavern (cannot be applied toward alcoholic beverages)
  • Customers must be 21+ with valid ID to check in
  • Customers will be asked for a credit card at check-in to cover incidentals
  • Entire value of each voucher must be redeemed in a single reservation
  • Reservations are required and subject to availability; nights must be used consecutively
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 72 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Not valid toward existing reservations
  • Reservations can be made immediately after purchase
  • If you request, Amazon Local will refund your unredeemed voucher anytime within 30 days of purchase. However, once you book your reservation, your voucher has been redeemed and you may no longer refund your voucher