Discount Great Wolf Lodge Deal – Winter Dates (Almost Sold Out)!

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 Discount Great Wolf Lodge Deal!

Just an update to let folks know that the Great Wolf Lodge deal is almost sold out.  There is only one nights option left – so grab yours now if you were interested!!

Looking for Great Wolf Lodge Discounts? Great Wolf Lodge is back with another deal on Amazon Local right now, that is perfect for larger parties!  They are offering a multi-day deal for the family suite, Wolf Den, Kids Camp and more! Rates start at as low as $184/ nt for suites after you factor in $25 resort credit for that offer. That is a good price for this time of the year, if you are looking to make visit through January (read fine print below as there are a few blackout dates)! 

Great Wolf Lodge at Christmas

December is a great time to visit Great Wolf Lodge. Kids can get photos with Santa and Mrs. Clause, its decorated like a winter wonderland and you can even pay to eat in your own little gingerbread house!

This sale is for multiple room options at the Ground Mound location. You can find the full list of locations with Great Wolf Lodge Discounts here.

They did sell out some of the options when they last offered this promotion, so you may want to shop early if your interested. Its generally the Friday night stay option that sells out first.

Gingerbread House

That is the gingerbread house you could reserve to have dinner in behind the girls (you can see a family in there). Will need to call to confirm that they are offering this option again this year, but its been available in past years!

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

  • SOLD OUT $209 for a Sunday–Thursday Check-In: One-Night Stay for up to six in a Wolf Den or KidKamp Suite plus $25 per night resort credit.

  • $219 for a one-night stay for up to seven in a KidCabin Suite with Sunday–Thursday check-in, up to seven waterpark wristbands, and a $25 resort credit per night
  • SOLD OUT $269 for a one-night stay for up to seven in a KidCabin Suite with Friday check-in, up to seven waterpark wristbands, and a $25 resort credit per night

Fine Print:

  • Available for use beginning on or after November 30, 2014
  • In order to receive the full value, travel must be completed by January 30, 2015. If you complete your travel after January 30, 2015, you will only be entitled to the paid value of $209, $219 or $269 (depending on option purchased) to spend toward a stay at Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound; the paid value does not expire
  • 10% tax on paid value and $19.99 daily resort fee are not included and will be collected by Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound at time of check-in; amounts subject to change. Credit card required
  • Limit 2 vouchers per purchaser; up to 2 additional vouchers may be sent as gifts
  • Vouchers may be combined for an extended stay
  • Voucher not valid for stays over the following dates: December 12, December 21, 2014–January 2, January 18, and 25, 2015
  • Voucher valid for a 1-night stay for up to 6 guests in a Wolf Den or KidKamp Suite with up to 6 waterpark wristbands and a $25 resort credit per night or a 1-night stay for up to 7 guests in a KidCabin Suite with up to 7 waterpark wristbands and a $25 resort credit per night (depending on option purchased)
  • 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/rescheduling policy of 72 hours applies. Cancellations prior to 72 hours of check-in will incur $40 cancellation fee; cancellations within 72 hours of check-in result in forfeiture of voucher
  • 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

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.

Southwest Airlines Sale – Flights as low as $49 & Up

Southwest Airlines Sale

Southwest Airlines Sale – Flights as low as $49 & Up

I got an email today about a 72 hour day sale happening at Southwest Airlines, with fares starting as low as $49 one way & up! This sale is only lasting through Thursday, October 16th at midnight. This sale is for travel between December 3rd, 2014 through December 17th, 2014 and again January 6th, 2015 through February 11th, 2015. {Make sure to check out blackout dates & other exceptions – not valid for travel on Fridays or Saturdays.}

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Here are a few sample rates that I saw listed at Southwest Airlines:

Seattle:

  • Seattle – Albuquerque, NM – Starting at $129 one-way
  • Seattle – Chicago (Midway), IL – Starting at $149 one-way
  • Seattle – Las Vegas, NV – Starting at $99 one-way
  • Seattle – Sacramento, CA – Starting at $99 one-way
  • Seattle – San Diego, CA – Starting at $99 one-way

Portland:

  • Portland – Chicago (Midway), IL – Starting at $149 one-way
  • Portland – Denver, CO – Starting at $99 one-way
  • Portland – Las Vegas, NV – Starting at $99 one-way
  • Portland – Phoenix, AZ – Starting at $99 one-way
  • Portland – Sacremento, CA – Starting at $49 one-way

Fine Print (make sure to check their site for all the fine print details):

  • Purchase from October 14th through October 16th, 2014, 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Travel December 3rd through December 17th, 2014 and January 6th though February 11th, 2015.
  • Blackout Dates Apply: Travel to Florida or Nevada is valid Sunday through Wednesday only.  Additionally, travel from Florida or Nevada is valid Tuesday through Friday only.  Travel between Nevada and Florida is valid on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
  • Some flights operated by AirTran® Airways.
  • Fares valid on nonstop service only.
  • Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees.
  • Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods.
  • Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away® Fares.
  • Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines, so long as you cancel your reservations at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure of your flight. Failure to cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds on the reservation.
  • Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime Fare.
  • Fares are subject to change until ticketed.
  • Offer applies to published, scheduled service only.

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Alaska Airlines Sale – Prices as low as $89/one way from Seattle to LA, $219/one way to Maui & more!

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Alaska Airlines Sale 

Here’s another *hot* airline sale we found: 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 Portland & many more options!

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 $219/one way! These prices can’t be beat!

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

  • Seattle to Portland – $69
  • Seattle to LA – $89
  • Seattle to San Francisco – $79
  • Seattle to Spokane – $69
  • Seattle to Orange County – $99
  • Seattle to San Diego – $89
  • Seattle to Maui – $219 (one-way)
  • Seattle to Burbank – $99
  • 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 1:00 p.m. (PT) on October 6, 2014. Travel is valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from October 14, 2014 through February 11, 2015 with the following exceptions: Travel between Hawaii is valid from January 11, 2015 through February 11, 2015. Travel to Hawaii is valid Sundays, and Mondays through Wednesdays. Travel from Hawaii is valid Mondays through Thursdays. Travel from Anchorage (ANC) to Kona (KOA) is valid Fridays and Saturdays. Travel from Kona (KOA) to Anchorage (ANC) is valid Saturdays. Tickets must be purchased 14 days in advance.

Blackout Dates:

  • Sale fares are not available November 21, 2014 through December 2, 2014 and December 17, 2014 through January 7, 2015.

Cabin in Leavenworth for $69/nt! (Sleeps 5)

Leavenworth cabin rental

Here is a fun deal for those of you interested in visiting the Leavenworth area (it is beautiful in the Fall)! For just $69 you can rent a cabin (that will sleep 5) in the Leavenworth RV Campground! There are some excluded dates so be sure to read the fine print. Also, this is somewhat like camping. You will need to bring your own linens (or pay to rent them), but it looks like a great price for that area. We love to go up in the fall and watch the salmon run, and enjoy the beautiful drive up this time of the year. (note, it looks like the Leavenworth campground sits 17 miles outside of downtown Leavenworth, so it will be a brief drive into town).

Be sure to check out our review on Leavenworth on our Cheap NW Trip Ideas page here, for more details about this German town nestled in the mountains!

What You Get

  • For $69 ($110 value), enjoy a one-night stay in a TT Cabin for up to five
  • For $129 ($220 value), enjoy a two-night stay in a TT Cabin for up to five
  • For $165 ($330 value), enjoy a three-night stay in a TT Cabin for up to five

What to Expect at Leavenworth RV Campground

  • Beautiful cedar cabins feature one bunk-bed-style double bed (on the bottom), one single bed (on the top), and one futon in a single large living area
  • Cabins boast kitchens with dinnerware, a slow cooker, and pots and pans, a full bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, microwaves, full-size refrigerators, satellite TV, and more
  • Activities center, children’s playground, arts and crafts

What You Need to Know:

  • Sold by Equity Lifestyle Properties
  • In order to receive the full value, travel must be booked by January 30, 2015, and completed before March 14, 2015. If you book after January 30, 2015, or travel after March 14, 2015, you will only be entitled to the paid value of $69, $129 or $165 (depending on option purchased) to spend toward a stay at Leavenworth RV Campground; the paid value does not expire
  • 2% tax on paid value plus $3-per-night resort fee are not included and will be collected by Leavenworth RV Campground at time of reservation; amounts subject to change. Credit card required
  • Linens are not included but are available for rent for $12 for queen beds and $8 for twin beds
  • Kitchens are not equipped with ovens
  • Limit 3 vouchers per purchaser per option; send as many as you like as gifts
  • Vouchers may be combined for an extended stay
  • Voucher not valid for stays on the following dates: October 3–5, 2014; November 24–30, 2014; December 5–7 and 12–14, 2014; and December 23, 2014–January 3, 2015
  • Valid for up to 5 people in a TT Cabin
  • Pets are allowed in one of the units for a fee of $10 per night, per pet. Maximum of 2 pets allowed
  • 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/rescheduling policy of 48 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Not valid toward group or existing reservations
  • Customers must be 21+ to check in
  • 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

Disney World Map – Get A Free Custom Printed Map For Your Trip!


If you are planning a trip to Disney, you can get a Free Disney World Map – Customized just for your trip! Use it to highlight your family’s favorite Park activities and attractions and then have them delivered to your door! It would also make a great free keepsake for your Disney trip!

To get your FREE map - click on the image above & fill out the information to get your map.

You can select all four of the Disney Parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios), and either choose your favorite attractions, or have Disney make recommendations for your family. They will then send you a full colored map, customized for your family’s trip!

It is currently just available for Disney World, but it’s a pretty cool tool to use & nice memento!

If you’re headed to Disneyland instead, then make sure to check out all our money-saving tips for saving at Disneyland (many of these could apply to Disney World, too)

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

Roosevelt Hotel Seattle

HOT Deal on the Roosevelt Hotel Seattle

Groupon.com (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.”

Roosevelt

 

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

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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

Amenities:

  • 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

Amenities:

  • 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

Amenities:

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

 

 

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!

Highlights:

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!

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