7 Reasons To Choose A Staycation

by Alli on July 7, 2015

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7 Reasons To Choose A StaycationWhat are you doing this summer? Are you planning to take some time off with the family? Travel many miles and spend lots of money on hotels, gas and souvenirs? Many people are actually choosing to forgo traditional vacations and instead take advantage of the staycation! Let me give you 7 reasons to choose a staycation.

7 Reasons To Choose A Staycation

  1. You get to sleep in your own bed. There is a lot to be said about sleeping in your own bed instead of one at a hotel or motel. While you are considering the benefits of a staycation, you also want to think of how it will affect your physical health.  If you have any back or neck issues, your own bed and pillows are much more favorable to a hotel. It also will help your children to sleep better and stay in their same routines much easier.
  2. You will learn more about your home state or city. This part is great for those who are new to a state, or perhaps just haven’t explored much yet. Being able to find that hidden waterfall, see a state landmark from the early days of statehood, or even go to that local dive restaurant that offers the best burger in town can all be great reasons to staycation in your home state or city.
  3. Ability to cater to dietary needs easily at or from home. One complication for many families with travel is the lack of easy access to diet friendly foods on the road. Whether you are gluten free, dairy free, organic or sugar free it can be costly and difficult to provide food for your family on the road.
  4. Lower overall travel expenses. By staying at home you eliminate the hotel costs that take up much of your vacation budget. Traveling only within your home state, and only within a few hours of home means you will have lower gas expenses as well.
  5. No need for house or pet sitter. This can fall under lower travel expenses, but also under that tab of general frustrations. Not needing a house sitter or pet sitter will save you money and stress while away from home. Being able to know that your pets and home are safe and cared for while you enjoy time with your family is important.
  6. More money to spend on entertainment. Saving on your travel expenses means you can invest more money into entertainment on your staycation. Local theme parks, matinée movie with your kids or even going to a local restaurant that is usually off limits due to cost can all be factored into your savings.  This may be one of the best reasons to choose a staycation. Giving you the chance to do more due to the savings on your travel expenses will help create amazing family memories.
  7. More quality time with your family. Traveling can be very stressful on a family. The long hours in the car are not always quality time when gets get tired, cranky or frustrated. Turning off electronics and just hanging out with your family is a big part of choosing a staycation.

Think about these reasons to choose a staycation this year instead of a traditional family vacation! Not only will you save your budget, you’ll find yourself learning amazing new things about your area in the process. You can find amazing local deals on Groupon to make your budget stretch even further and additional staycation ideas for the Chicagoland area and other cities across the US on my other site Entertaining Chicago!

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Nivea Body Wash CouponsHURRY over to the Target site where you can get a fantastic new $3 Nivea Body Wash Target coupon! Target sells Nivea Body Wash 16.9 oz for $3.99 regular price, so here’s how to get a fantastic deal:

Nivea Body Wash 16.9 oz $3.99
Use $3 Nivea Body Wash Target coupon
Use $2 Nivea Body Wash from 6/21 SS
Final Price: Free!

You should be able to print two per computer, so grab yours while you can!! And if you don’t have the $2 insert coupon, you’re still only paying $.99 per bottle! A fantastic price either way! Find more Target deals here.

(Thanks Hip2Save!)

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$55 In Philips Norelco Shaver Coupons!

by Alli on July 7, 2015

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Philips Norelco Deals For MenThere are a bunch of new Philips Norelco coupons available today! If you’re in the market for a new razor, these should get you a great discount!

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Up & Up TamponsIf you are looking for an online deal for tampons, this is a good one on the Target brand! Get this UP & UP Tampons 6-Box Pack (240 Total) for only $16.49 shipped! There are 40 Tampons in each and buying at this price will have you paying only $2.75 per box! That’s a great deal for these large boxes!

  • 6 Boxes with 40 tampons per box
  • Number of Pieces: 240
  • Includes: Tampons
  • Health Concern: Feminine Hygiene
  • Features: Plastic Applicator, Unscented
  • Absorbency: Regular
  • Material: Cotton

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Glad Cling Wrap Only $.87 At Walgreens!

by CouponingFor4 July 7, 2015
Glad Cling Wrap Coupons

Walgreens has Glad Cling Wrap on sale 2/$5 this week! You can get a great deal for buying two, or you can actually score an even better deal for just buying one at the $2.89 price and combining the $1 coupon from the 5/3 Smart Source insert, $1 Ibotta coupon, and Everyday Points! Here are […]

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Advance Auto Parts: $50 Off $150 Purchase!

by Alli July 7, 2015
Advance Auto Parts Coupon Codes

If there’s something you’ve been meaning to pick up at Advance Auto Parts, here’s your chance! Use coupon code WD527 to get $50 off your purchase of $150 or more! There are some exclusions, so make sure to read them, but this is a huge discount! You’ll get free shipping on orders over $75 or […]

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Scott Naturals 6-Count Paper Towels Only $2.13 Each At Walgreens!

by CouponingFor4 July 7, 2015
Scott Naturals Paper Towels

Right now Walgreens is offering an unadvertised $2 Register Rewards when you purchase two Scott items! Combine the RR with coupons and an Ibotta offer to snag 6-count packs for just $2.13 through 7/11 at Walgreens! Here’s how: Buy 2 Scott Naturals Paper Towels 6 ct $5.29 each ($10.58) Use $1 Scott Naturals Paper Towels […]

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Free Slurpee From 7-Eleven On 7/11 (And A Week Of Freebies!)

by Alli July 7, 2015
7-Eleven Coupons

Be sure to stop by 7-Eleven on their birthday 7/11 (get it?) to pick up a free small Slurpee between 11AM-7PM. As a bonus again this year, download the 7-Eleven App on your phone and you’ll get a bunch of freebies each day through 7/18. Last year these included a free Big Gulp, M&M’s Candy, […]

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Ladies Sheer Infinity Fashion Scarf Only $6.99 Shipped!

by Alli July 7, 2015
Fashion Scarf Deal

Pick up various Ladies Sheer Infinity Fashion Scarves for only $6.99 right now! Great designs to choose from! Perfect for the warmer months, these Chatties ladies fashion sheer infinity scarves are the perfect accessories for any look. The best part about these scarves is that since they’re infinity scarves there’s countless ways you can wear […]

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20% Off Fresh Loose Tomatoes Coupon!

by Alli July 7, 2015
Tomatoes Coupons

There is a new save 20% on any single purchase of loose Tomatoes available today! This is good at any SavingStar participating store (including Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and elsewhere!) Expires 7/13.

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St. Ives Facial Scrub Only $1.22 At Target!

by CouponingFor4 July 7, 2015
St. Ives Apricot Scrub

Right now you can get St. Ives Facial Scrub and Suave Haircare for just $1.22 each at Target when you combine coupons, SavingStar, and this Target Gift Card offer through 7/11! Here’s how: Buy 6 St. Ives Facial Scrubs $3.79 each ($22.74) Buy 2 Suave Professionals Hair Items $2.54 each ($5.08) Use $3/2 Suave Professionals […]

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Jewel-Osco Coupon Matchups & Deals 7/8-7/14

by Alli July 7, 2015
Hidden Valley Ranch Coupon

Here are your Jewel-Osco coupon matchups for the week! Remember, circulars start on Wednesdays now! Jewel-Osco is a popular grocery store chain in the Chicagoland area as well as other areas of Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. All Jewel locations are grocery stores, but some have full Osco drug store locations inside as well. Others have […]

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Wolfgang Puck Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener Only $18.99 Shipped!

by Alli July 7, 2015
Wolfgang Puck Deal

Pick up this Wolfgang Puck Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener for only $18.99 shipped! Features: Simple push button operation allows you to effortlessly remove any type of wine cork in a matter of seconds Blue LED light illuminates when in use Brushed stainless steel housing with laser etched WP logo Convenient removeable foil cutter doubles […]

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Hormel Pepperoni Only $.50 At Dollar Tree + Free Movie Tickets ($13 Value!)

by CouponingFor4 July 7, 2015
Hormel Pepperoni Coupons

Now through 8/31 you can get a free movie ticket to see Pan (opens Oct. 9) or any other movie when you buy any three Hormel Pepperoni items or any two Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon items! After your purchase, take a picture of your entire receipt with the qualifying items starred and text “HORMELPAN” to […]

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