Valentine's Day is just around the corner. However, while this holiday is traditionally for lovers I've found some ways that anyone could celebrate it. If you're happily in love, looking for a fun night out, wanting to show someone a little kindness, or seeking a sweet treat for yourself, keep reading. I'm sure you'll find some inspiration here.

All the Ways I Would Love to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017

This post about Valentine’s Day 2017 contains sponsored links to gifts I love and I think you will too.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The scent of love has already been faintly drifting through the air for quite some time now. However, while this holiday is traditionally for lovers I’ve found some ways that anyone could celebrate it. If you’re happily in love, looking for a fun night out, wanting to show someone a little kindness, or seeking a sweet treat for yourself, keep reading. I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration here.

All the Ways I Would Love to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017

A Nice Dinner and a Show

La Bodega is a celebration of delicious Spanish food, lifestyle and the traditions of Northern Spain. This traditional way of eating in Spain brings food and socializing with friends together. Such tradition also occurs with each meal at La Bodega, located in Kansas City, MO. My favorite time to dine there is during their amazing daily happy hour from 2-6 pm. In fact, it should be called the happiest hour! What I have been craving, in particular, is their Zarzuelo de Mariscos. It’s a Spanish version of cioppino with saffron rice, PEI mussels, clams, shrimp and chorizo with sofrito, in a spicy fish stock.

One of my bucket list items is a show at The Murder Mystery Co. Murder-mystery dinners begin innocently enough. Guests arrive and mingle amid drinks and quiet conversation. As diners munch away, a sudden death interrupts the feasting. A detective comes on the scene to determine who the killer is, inevitably laying blame on one of the audience members. Table mates work together to prove their innocence and find the real killer through an interactive performance full of hilarious suspects and eye-catching costumes. All the while dining on the included three-course meal and taking advantage of drink specials.

Check out Groupon for hundreds of delicious deals on restaurants and fun local events near you!

A Good Glass of Wine

 

Winc connects you to a world of exclusive wines tailored to your tastes and delivered to your door. Their story began in 2012 when they founded Club W: the world’s first personalized wine club. They made the process of discovering and buying wine easier than ever. Rather than constantly searching for great deals and tastes like other wine clubs, Winc sources wines from exceptional vineyards and works with great winemakers from around the world. Because their focus is on smaller lots, they can work to tease out the highest quality and most distinct character from each lot. These wines are only sold through the club, not anywhere else.

Membership to Winc is free! Getting started takes 4 easy steps. Step 1. A palate profile of six questions helps determine which wines you are likely to prefer. Step 2. You’ll select your wines based on a list of recommendations. (Get $20 off your first order!) Step 3. Sit back and wait for your wines to arrive. Step 4. Review wines you’ve enjoyed or not enjoyed to refine your recommendations. Winc is also offering 4 bottles for $30 + free shipping until 2/12/17.

A Charcuterie and Cheese Board to Go with the Wine

Five Key Components to the Ultimate Cheese and Charcuterie Board from Thrive Market. - My City Adventures

I’ve been a member of Thrive Market for several months. I love the foods they offer and what they stand for. Thrive Market is a membership community that uses the power of direct buying to deliver healthy food and natural products at wholesale prices. Plus every membership allows Thrive Market to sponsor free memberships for low-income families in America. Memberships are $59.95 annually. However, Thrive Market offers a 30 day free trial with 15% off your first purchase.

If you decide to become a member of Thrive Market or you already are one, you should take some time to read through their food blog. They have amazing stories on the benefits of healthy foods, delicious recipes, and inspiring posts about how to get cooking in your own kitchen. I found this gem on charcuterie boards and I can’t wait to try it at home! Here’s a link to the article: 5 Key Components to the Ultimate Cheese and Charcuterie Board.

A Weekend Getaway

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My top choice for a long Valentine’s Day weekend would be exploring San Francisco. And the best way to make sure I get the most out of my vacation would be with a CityPASS.

CityPASS bundles prepaid admission to the most popular attractions in top cities across North America, at hugely discounted prices. (Depending on the city, savings is up to 54% off what it would cost to buy each admission separately.) Plus each CityPASS booklet is good for nine days from use of first ticket, so there’s no need to feel you have to rush. Here is what the San Francisco CityPASS includes:

  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure
  • Exploratorium or de Young Museum
  • Aquarium of the Bay or Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Unlimited Rides on Muni Buses and Cable Cars

As if that wasn’t enough, most booklets also contain great discounts for shopping, restaurants, and more.  CityPASS is available in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay, and Toronto. If you’re planning a trip to any of these cities, using CityPASS would definitely be a smart way to go! But don’t wait too long to grab one or two! CityPASS prices are scheduled to increase on March 1, 2017.

Now, where would I stay?
The Hotel Triton is a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly, 140-room wonderland in San Francisco, California. - My City Adventures
Living Social always has fabulous deals on getaways, worldwide. Through 2/10/17, you can use code CUPID for an extra 20% off already huge discounts. Harper’s Bazaar awarded the title of best hotel in San Francisco to the Hotel Triton. No big surprise there. The Hotel Triton is a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly, 140-room wonderland. The design of this boutique style hotel was inspired by the work of innovative local artists. Plus its location is ideal. It’s across the street from the Chinatown gates, two blocks from Union Square, five blocks from Moscone Center, and just a short walk to Little Italy. If San Francisco doesn’t catch your interest, Living Social has plenty of awesome escapes.
Thank you for reading about all the ways I would love to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017! A woman can dream, can’t she? If you liked this post, there’s more where it came from! Subscribe to My City Adventures for more of my stories about exploring, motherhood, and surprise giveaways!
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My City Adventures Deals – Week 3

Hey there! This week is already off to a super great start for me! Hope the same for you. With that said I am so happy to share these deals from Kiara Loves KC affiliates. Simply click on the image of any deals that catch your eye. Thanks for checking out all these awesome ways to have a blast while saving money!

Baklavva

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Baklavva is a monthly subscription box that brings you authentic Mediterranean delicacies, reminiscent of the ancient world. Their unique recipes maintain the highest quality hand-chosen ingredients. Each box will have a variety mix of baklava that include Burma, Ballourie Mini Roses, Bassma, Baklava, Bird Nests, Fingers and Ghourib. The 1 lb box comes with 14-16 treats; the 2 lb box comes with 28-32 treats; the 3 lb box comes with 32-48 treats. Baklavva subscriptions start at $18 per month. Get 50% off your first box with code: MY50!

The Color Run

The Color Run 2016 World Tour

The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour is bringing an island-style 5k vacation straight to you! Meet at the start line—they’ll take care of the rest. The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour 2016 is bringing paradise with a sweet Tropicolor Zone on course, all-new Rainbow Beach at the Finish Festival, and a fresh island-style participant kit. Hurry before prices increase in your city!

Entertainment.com

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Entertainment Coupon Books have provided thousands of money-saving coupons since 1962! Save up to 50% on local deals with the 2016 Entertainment Book, online, or on your phone. Get exclusive savings for the things you love – restaurants, movie tickets, golf, the zoo, shopping, travel and more. Take advantage of 50% off all 2016 Entertainment Books and get FREE shipping at Entertainment.com! Use code SAVE50! Offer ends 03/15/16.

Fandango

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Captain America: Civil War is in theaters May 6, 2016. Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Fandango VIPs can buy tickets now for a chance to win a trip to the World Premiere! Offer valid 9 am PST 3/10/16 through 3/28/16. Terms apply.

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Divergent: Allegiant is in theaters March 18, 2016. After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it. Fandango VIPs can buy tickets now for a chance to win $4,000! Offer valid 8:01 am 3/2/16 through 10 am PST 3/28/16. Additional terms apply.

Forever 21

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Celebrated by many style conscious and trend-savvy shoppers, Forever 21 has quickly become the source for the most current fashions at the greatest value. Forever 21 is growing quickly, featuring new and exciting store environments, a constant flow of fun and creative clothing designs and the accessories to make your look come together at the right price. A phenomenon in the fashion world, Forever 21 provides shoppers with an unprecedented selection of today’s fashions, always changing and always in style. Shop at Forever 21 online and save up to 70% off The Outlet plus FREE shipping over $50!

Graze

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Graze is a snack subscription box service that delivers wholesome and delicious snacks. Every graze box is made up of perfectly portioned snacks customized for each person based on their taste preferences and dietary requirements. There are over 100 snacks to choose from and you’ll love the creativity behind the recipes. Graze box comes in a protein box, signature variety, and under 150 calorie box. They only use high quality ingredients and no GMO’s, no artificial flavors or colors, and 0 grams of trans-fat per serving. Graze snack boxes are $11.99 with 8 different snacks each month. Subscribe and get your first box for FREE!

Groupon

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Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in a variety of cities across the United States. Discover huge discounts and fun activities in your city with their daily deals for restaurants, spas, things to do, massages, hair salons, hotels, and more! Check out deep savings of 80% off select local deals through 3/13/16!

Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack spring 2016

Janie and Jack offers classic children’s clothing rich in fabric, design and detail for girls and boys up to size 12 online. Heirloom-quality looks feature finely crafted details such as hand-embroidery, hand smocking, and special prints. Their spring collection has the most adorable boys and girls fashions perfect for Easter! Enjoy 25% off your entire order online with code JJFAMILY16!

Lil’ Bear Book Club

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Lil’ Bear Book Club is a subscription box company that caters to young children. 2-4 gift wrapped board books or picture books are sent to a child’s door monthly to get him or her excited about reading. This is a great way for children to learn to read and for parents to bond with their kids. It also makes a fantastic last-minute gift idea for a young child. Subscriptions start at $15 per month. Get 10% off your first box with code: MYBEAR.

Melissa and Doug

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Melissa and Doug started over 25 years ago. Their philosophy has remained the same–to make each customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. The Melissa and Doug line offers something for everyone with over 2,000 innovative products for children of all ages! Hop into Spring with 10% off orders $25-$49, 15% off orders $50-$99, 25% off orders $100+ Use code: SPRING2016! Get FREE shipping on orders over $49 at MelissaAndDoug.com!

Stella & Dot

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Stella & Dot is a fashion social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Their boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively online and through in-home Trunk Shows by Stylists. Stella & Dot’s distinguished designers create one of a kind collections that are adored by both fashion editors and celebrities. Enjoy this preview of their beautiful Summer 2016 collection!

Teabox

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Teabox subscription boxes are a blend of the old and the new. Their goal is to rekindle the experience that is supposed to come with tea. The best part is they tailor your boxes to your personal tea profile. Simply take a tea quiz to start and you’ll only get the teas that you will like! Subscriptions start at $19.99 per month. New customers  receive 25% off site wide at Teabox with code: AFTEA25 until 3/15/16!

Tiny Prints

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The holiday season may be over but the celebration still continues as you celebrate new milestones in your personal life and the lives of your loved ones. From endearing baby shower invitations to graduation party invitations and thank you cards, Tiny Prints has you covered with beautiful customized designs.

Think Inside the Subscription Box

I love food! Who doesn’t? I’m also a big snacker! Thankfully we’ve come a long way from greasy chips and fat filled twinkies. Snack food can be good for you and taste good! Every month people look forward to the most unique and delicious treats delivered to their front door. I’m one of them. This post is all about the subscription box. Thanks to Kiara Loves KC affiliates, I’m sharing my favorites with you!

Are any of these yummy treats looking good to you? Simply click on the image to learn more. Bonus: be sure to take advantage of discounts and free gifts if you start a subscription! (They’re highlighted in red.)

Do think a snack subscription box is for you? No worries! I included a few for dog lovers, the kiddos, and more. You definitely be thinking outside the box with these!

Art of Tea

Art of Tea subscription box

Art of Tea is an award-winning importer of organic and speciality teas. Our teas are hand selected and crafted and come from Art of Tea founder’s yearly journeys throughout Asia, India, the Middle East and Africa. For those who can’t live without your favorite tea, Art of Tea has introduced a more in-depth Tea of the Month Program. Subscriptions start at $15 per month. You get a choice of a 12 month, 6 month or monthly subscription box of their most popular blends. Try a sampler tea pack to start or use the tea wizard to find your personal tea style.

Baklavva

Baklavva Subscription Box

Baklavva is a monthly subscription box of delicious Mediterranean sweets. Each box will have a variety mix of baklavvas that may include  Burma, Ballourie Mini Roses, Bassma, Baklavva, Bird Nest, Fingers and Ghourib. Subscriptions start at $18 per month. Get 50% off your first box with code: MY50.

BarkBox

 

BarkBox subscription box

BarkBox curates unique collections of dog toys, treats, chews & accessories that you can’t find anywhere else! Sniff around the collections or chat with a pawsonal shopper to find the perfect products for your pup. Guaranteed tail wags and puppy kisses with every order. Each monthly subscription box has 4-6 full-sized healthy treats and innovative toys for your dog. All treats are sourced from the USA and Canada, and toys are sourced from American vendors. Rest assured, everything included in each box is high quality and safe and tested. Plus, 10% of all proceeds go to shelters and rescues to support dogs across the United States and Canada.

Graze

Graze box subscription box

Graze is a snack subscription box service that delivers wholesome and delicious snacks. Every graze box is made up of perfectly portioned snacks customized for each person based on their taste preferences and dietary requirements. There are over 100 snacks to choose from and you’ll love the creativity behind the recipes. Graze box comes in a protein box, signature variety, and under 150 calorie box. They only use high quality ingredients and no GMO’s, no artificial flavors or colors, and 0 grams of  trans-fat per serving. Subscriptions are $11.99 with 8 different snacks each month. Get a 4 snack sampler Graze box for free.

Lil Bear Book Club

Lil Bear Book Club subscription box

Lil Bear Book Club is a subscription box company that caters to young children. 2-4 gift wrapped board books or picture books are sent to a child’s door monthly to get him or her excited about reading. This is a great way for children to learn to read and for parents to bond with their kids. It also makes a fantastic last-minute gift idea for a young child. Subscriptions start at $15 per month. Get 10% off your first box with code: MYBEAR.

Love With Food

Love With Food subscription box

Love With Food helps you discover new organic or all-natural snacks delivered right to your door. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks. Variety is based on seasonal themes. Subscriptions start at $9.99 per month. For each box that is purchased, Love With Food donates a meal to food banks all across the country to help combat childhood hunger. Get 40% off your first Tasting Box or 50% off your first Gluten-Free Box. Want to learn more? Check out my review of Love With Food.

RawSpiceBar

RawSpiceBar subscription box

RawSpiceBar partners with award winning chefs, bloggers and source old family recipes to bring you unique spice blends from the highest quality spices around the world. You’ll receive three hand-picked, small batch, freshly ground spice blends with every monthly subscription box.  Subscriptions are $6 per month. Each contains 1-2 ounces of spice blends, creating three dishes sized for serving 8-10. You will also receive kitchen-tested, detailed recipes and ideas for each spice blend you receive. RawSpiceBar encourages home cooks to incorporate fresh, authentic and new globally inspired meals into their cooking routine each month.

Teabox

Teabox subscription box

Teabox as a perfect blend of the old and the new. Their goal is to rekindle the experience that comes with tea. The people behind Teabox believe every tea drinker deserves to know how, where, and when their tea was born. The greatness of a tea lies in its very precise origins. They’re redefining the way the world thinks about and enjoys tea by ensuring the leaves are superbly sourced—and hand-picked and packed—every time. Subscriptions start at $19.99 per month. Get 30% off 10 different blends in the Earl Grey Tea Collection until March 15, 2016. Enjoy 15% off site wide at Teabox with code: AFTEA15 until March 15, 2016.

UrthBox

Urthbox subscription box

UrthBox is the best way to discover healthy new foods, beverages, snacks and more for your home, the office or on-the-go every month. They are a snack subscription box company available in classic, gluten-free, vegan, and diet options. Subscriptions start at $9 per month. Every month you’ll enjoy safe, healthy and natural products from trustworthy brands that you can buy at your local stores or at the UrthBox Shop.

Subscription boxes are a great way to explore different foods, cultures, and eat healthy. Plus they make fabulous gifts for family and friends. I actually received my first Graze box three years ago, as a birthday present. Feel free to share this with the foodies in your life or go ahead and surprise them with a subscription!

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My City Adventures Daily Deals – Week 2

Thanks to the sponsors of Kiara Loves KC, I’m able pass along these fun daily deals to you. Check out these awesome ways to save money in Kansas City or wherever you live.

Fashion MIA

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Fashion MIA is dedicated to delivering high-quality clothing to women that will make them look and feel their best. They believe every woman has the right to dress well, and shouldn’t have to spend a lot to love how she looks. Fashion MIA’s online store is filled with the season’s hottest trends, available in all sizes. Get your wardrobe Spring and Summer ready with up to 90% off at the online store.

Groupon


Groupon is having a sitewide sale through 02/24/2016. Getaways are 10% off! Goods are 15% off! Local deals are 20% off!

Gymboree

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Gymboree’s clothing and accessories are created to celebrate kids being kids in unique, head-to-toe looks. The clothing is designed with colorful, high-quality fabrics and detailed touches throughout. Take advantage of a 40% discount off the entire online store!

Lil’ Bear Book Club

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Lil’ Bear Book Club is a subscription box company that caters to young children. They send up to four gift wrapped board books or picture books to a child’s door monthly to get him or her excited about reading. Use promo code MYBEAR for 10% off your first month. For the month of February, 100% of all proceeds go to cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Little Passports

Little Passports Early Explorers

Little Passports is a destination adventure travel kit that gets kids excited about the world. They’re filled with souvenirs, activities, pen pal letters, and more. Children receive a kit featuring a new state or country each month. Little Passports is offering $15 off a 12-month subscription to their Global Adventure travel kits. (Want to know more? Read my review of Little Passports.)

Teabox

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Teabox is the perfect blend of the old and the new. More than the tea, it’s the experience that comes with it. It’s the blend of soul and peace. Teabox possesses a lineage of over 150 years of growing quality tea leaves from the founder’s premium tea estates. Buy one tea and get a second tea for 50% off with code TRYTEA. Offer valid through 02/29/2016.

Uber

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Use my Uber promo code, uberkiaraloveskc, and get $15 off your first Uber ride. Check out my review of Uber by clicking HERE.

Take a look at daily deals from week one by clicking HERE. Did you like these? Great! Your family and friends probably will too. Be sure to share the savings and pass this post along to them! Thanks for reading.

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My City Adventures Daily Deals – Week 1

Thanks to the sponsors of Kiara Loves KC, I’m able to pass along these fun daily deals to you. Check out these awesome ways to save money in Kansas City or wherever you live.

City Market Coffee Roasters

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City Market Coffee is a comfy, industrial-chic coffee shop located in Kansas City’s historic City Market. Their Roasters have been and always will be dedicated to crafting the highest quality coffee beans and beverages. The menu consists of signature coffee blends, espresso drinks, juices, breakfast, and café eats. City Market Coffee Roasters are thrilled that they have now expanded to the point where anyone in the United States can have the unique taste and superior quality of City Market coffee shipped to them.

Entertainment Coupon Books

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Entertainment Coupon Books have provided thousands of money-saving coupons since 1962! Choose to save up to 50% with the 2016 Entertainment Book, online or right on your phone. Get exclusive savings for the things you love – restaurants, movie tickets, golf, the zoo, shopping, travel & more. For Presidents’ Day all coupon books are only $17.76 plus FREE shipping at Entertainment.com! Offer valid from 02/10/2016 to 02/16/2016.

Fandango

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Fandango VIPs can save $3 on 3 or more tickets to any movie with promo code: PRESIDENTS. Purchase movie tickets online for Fandango partner theaters in the U.S. Offer valid from 02/15/16 to 02/17/16.

Groupon

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Groupon delivers daily deals for 50—70% off the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities. Start saving on everything you’re looking for—from right next door to across the globe. Whether you’re shopping for the latest fashion trends, craving a new restaurant in town, or spending work meetings daydreaming about tropical travel, a daily replenishment of deals delivers all the discounts you like.

Hallmark eCards

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Send a smile with your favorite characters from Disney, Hoops & Yoyo, Maxine, Peanuts, and more. Save 25% off an annual subscription to Hallmark eCards and send unlimited eCards with code ECARDS25. Your subscription gives you access to share with everyone through email and social media, schedule eCards delivery, and exclusive discounts at Hallmark.com. Offer valid now through 03/30/2016.

It’Sugar

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It’Sugar is a trendy sweets and gift shop where you’ll experience a sense of excitement and wonder along with the sights, smells and especially tastes of all your favorite treats. Stroll down memory lane with savings of 20% off retro candy. Use coupon code: RETROCANDY20 at ItSugar.com. Coupon code is valid today through 02/29/2016.

Little Passports

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Little Passports is a destination adventure travel kit geared toward kids ages 3 to 12. They’re filled with souvenirs, activities, pen pal letters, and more. Children receive a kit featuring a new state or country each month. Little Passports is offering sweet savings of 15% off a subscription to their Global Adventure travel kits. (Want to know more? Read my review of Little Passports.)

Priceline.com

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When you’re in a hurry, choose one of Priceline’s new last-minute Express Deals and book it in seconds. Choose from a huge collection of top hotels at incredible prices, up to 60% off, with no bidding required. You’ll see the amenities, star rating, neighborhood, and price of each hotel before you book.

The Art of Shaving

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The Art of Shaving sells premium men’s grooming products, including their award-winning Pre-Shave Oil and their trademarked wet shave regimen (4 Elements of a Perfect Shave). Buy three grooming items and get one free at TheArtofShaving.com. No code required. Sale ends 02/15/2016.

Yelp

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Yelp always knows just the right place and now you will too. Find daily deals at local businesses near you for up to 90% off. You can also browse reviews to find what’s great (and not so great) in your city.

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