Pumpkin Farms and Petting Zoos 15% off


Here are some nice local pumpkin farm and petting zoo fall deals for the 15% off code on Groupon — use code LOCAL15 through 9/9 for 15% off any local deal. We’ll begin with a petting zoo visit to Johansen Farms in Bolingbrook for two or four, starting at just $14.00 before code.


And here’s a deal for the Pumpkin Daze festival at Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey: $24 for four or $35 for six weekend tickets, so as low as $20.40 after code.


And here’s one at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm — $59 for a Pumpkin Fest experience for four with snacks and paintball drops to $50.15 with code.


And your $7 day pass to Lamb’s Farm farmyard and petting zoo is now just $5.95 with code LOCAL15.


And how about this deal at Settlers Pond Shelter in Beecher — you get admission and a pie pumpkin for two for $15.00, so $12.75 with code.


And here’s one for Susanna Farms in Lake Villa. $9.50 gets you admission for two and a small pumpkin, so just $8.08 after code.


Lastly, a deal at Keller’s Farmstand in Oswego, where $10.00 gets you two admissions to their Cinderella corn maze and fall activities, or just $8.50 after code.

15% off a local deal on Groupon! Get out and eat… play… go


Through tomorrow 9/9, get an extra 15% off ANY local deal on Groupon with code LOCAL15!


Your $5 Studio Movie Grill tickets are now just $4.25 with code LOCAL15.


Your $16 Picture People photo shoot and portrait package is just $13.60 with code LOCAL15.


$15.00 for $30 at Play It Again Sports in Westmont, now just $13.75 with code LOCAL15.


$30 for $50 at Prime ‘N Tender Meats in Hinsdale drops to $25.50!


$35 for $200 toward prescription glasses at For Eyes is $29.75 after code.

But wait there’s more!

SO much more — browse all your own local deals here, and get 15% off any deal of your choice through tomorrow with code LOCAL15.

Rock ‘N Learn six DVD bundle $24.99 shipped


I haven’t thought about Rock ‘N Learn for years! Junior High Guy used to be obsessed with Rock ‘N Learn Spanish back when he was a more wee lad… and now one of the songs is stuck in my head. Now Groupon has a six DVD pack on sale for just $24.99 shipped — this one for ages 2-5 (except Phonics, targeted at 6+). You get:

  • Let’s Play School
  • Alphabet Fun
  • Colors, Shapes & Numbers
  • Phonics for Beginners
  • Phonics for Reading
  • First Sight Words

Movie ticket deals — cause it’s raining


Some movie tickets for your gloomy Chicago morning. Maybe it’s sunny by you, though — but you’ll still want a movie eventually, lol. Anyway, let’s start with this nice AmazonLocal deal: $7 (up to $14 value) for one Fandango movie ticket.


Even better if you’re close to Wheaton — $5.00 Studio Movie Grill tickets are back on Groupon! And this is a great theater.


Or do Brew & View at The Vic, where $8 gets you tickets and popcorn for two!


At the Bensenville Theater, get up to 50% off movie, popcorn, and drinks.


And LivingSocial has half off Hollywood Palms tickets for two or for four.


Plus half off Hollywood Blvd. in Woodridge!

Water Park deals out the wazoo

Groupon is lousy with water park deals right now, if the first week or two of school have prompted you to need a getaway already! Note that all of these tend to add resort fees onto the listed price and some have blackout dates, so read all the fine print.


First up, we have Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells starting at $149 a night.

  • Stay for six in a Fireplace suite, or stay for seven in a KidCabin suite
  • Daily water park wristbands for each guest
  • $25 resort credit per stay
  • Dates into November

Groupon also has deals on other Great Wolf resorts across the U.S., so change cities if you are looking for another location.


KeyLime Cove in Gurnee starts at just $119 a night, and here’s what you get:

  • Stay for up to six in a two-queen deluxe room
  • Water-park passes for each guest
  • Dates into October


Your stay at the Chula Vista resort in the Wisconsin Dells starts as low as $83 a night!

  • Stay for four in a junior double-queen suite
  • Four daily water-park passes
  • $25 food & beverage credit per stay for Kaminski Chophouse, Market Fresh Buffet, or Howler’s Grill
  • Dates into November


And the Atlantis hotel in the Wisconsin Dells is as low as $49 a night!

  • Stay for four in a double-queen room or Mermaid suite, or stay for eight in a Neptune suite
  • Daily access to Chula Vista and Noah’s Ark water parks; Noah’s Ark is open only through 9/1 (Labor Day)
  • Dates into November


Also in the Wisconsin Dells, a stay at the Kalahari Resort starts as low as just $99 a night.

  • Stay for four in a Hut room with water-park admission
  • Includes four passes to indoor theme park, valid for length of stay
  • Dates into October


And here’s one at the Best Western Ambassador Suites in the Wisconsin Dells starting at $57 a night:

  • Stay for two in a standard or deluxe private jacuzzi room, for four in a standard double-queen room, or for six in a family room
  • Includes Chula Vista water park passes for each guest
  • Dates into November

Kaspersky Anti-Virus up to three PCs, $29.99 shipped


Here’s a deal on Groupon — pick up Kaspersky Antivirus 2015 for up to three PCs for just $29.99 shipped.

Add a layer of digital protection to your personal computer with Kaspersky’s anti-virus software. Scanning emails and website links, the program detects and blocks threats such as spyware or malware in real time. Users can install a copy of the software on up to three PCs, ideal for guarding home networks with multiple connected computers.

  • Efficient programming
  • Real-time protection
  • Scans website links and email
  • Covers up to three PCs
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and 8
  • One year of service

31% off Field Museum Passes


Groupon has a nice deal on Field Museum Discovery Passes this morning! Choose:

  • $12.50 for one children’s Discovery Pass ($18 value)
  • $17.50 for one adult Discovery Pass ($25 value)

The Discovery Pass grants you access to all of the Museum’s permanent exhibitions and your choice of one special exhibition:

  • The Machine Inside: Biomechanics: Explore the natural world’s technologies through hands-on features including a working model of a giraffe’s heart and a station for figuring out flight.
  • Underground Adventure: Giant bugs, worms, and plant organisms present a view of life at 1/100th the size of an ordinary human.
  • Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair (through September 7): Many never-before-shown artifacts build a picture of the sometimes-weird, sometimes-beautiful World’s Columbian Exposition.
  • Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti (opening October 24): Authentic artifacts and multimedia experiences give visitors a look into Vodou traditions as they’ve been practiced in the past and today.