5 Things That Totally Need To Have Groupons!

by Eden on February 19, 2015

The group buying site “Groupon” is known for offering daily deals and discounts for restaurants, retail stores, salons, spas and even random things and lady urinal solutions.

What’s more appealing than scoring a $100 massage for $30 or getting a meal valued at $50 for $20?! People love discounts so this is a great business model, however I feel like there’s just some things in life that REALLY need Groupons WAY more than that $30 massage or discount for lady urinal.

Here are things that should totally have Groupons:

 

1. Health Insurance

With so many health insurance companies out there competing for your health and wallet, I’m actually a little surprised they haven’t tried to compete for more customers using Groupon. Granted, some of us would probably be terrified to purchase health insurance through anything that involves a “deal”. But hey, we actually NEED health insurance and it ain’t cheap!

 

2. Real Estate

Man, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could buy like 4 duplexes for the price of one and play landlord?! Sure, it’ll probably lead to something like the bursting of the housing bubble in 2006 but the idea is interesting. Like health insurance, this will probably happen never, but can’t hurt to dream, right?

It’s like real life Monopoly!

 

3. Cable Bills

With Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu making more and more people cut the cable cord, I can sense cable companies are dying to hold on to their customers. Honestly, why aren’t they getting on Groupon already? I honestly think this will serve them. Instead, they seem to just keep increasing their rates which is totally fine cause I’m quite happy with sharing an HBO Go Password and having a Netflix subscription.

 

4. Farmer’s Markets

It’s cool that Groupon offers restaurant deals, but it’s usually not for the healthiest fare. I’m a big supporter of GMO-free produce and I think more people should be able to afford it. It would be really wonderful if local Farmer’s Markets offered Groupons on their goods. Maybe 3 bunches of carrots for the price of one? Or a free carton of free-range eggs with every pound of organic asparagus you buy? Listen up, farmers, get in on this!

 

5. Medications and Pharmaceuticals

We will all need medications and pharmacy related things at some point in our lives because we’re not immortal gods. We get sick, we break bones, we need condoms, we need diapers for when we forget about condoms, and sometimes we just want cheap drug-store ice cream. It would be super handy if Groupons for these types of things existed.

The GOOD news….

It actually sorta does! Groupon does offer coupons and that includes pharmacies! For example, you can check out their coupon for Walgreens. Pretty nifty, eh?

What you purchase is up to you…

What do you think desperately needs to get on the Groupon bandwagon? What had been the randomest item you’ve seen on Groupon?

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This weekend I saw the much anticipated film “50 Shades of Cray Grey”.

The book is mediocre at best, and my expectations were the film were low.

To spare you from seeing this film, here’s a rundown:

1. HOW MUCH NUDITY???

Meh, I was expecting more. Basically lots of butt and boobs. The worst part is the bush. There’s just a brief shot of Ana’s pubic area and later a full-frontal. Was to make some sort of statement that she was a virgin or hippie or maybe this is a trend I don’t know about? Anyhow, that’s basically it. You see like a quick glimpse of Christian’s penis but blink once and you’ll miss it.

 

2. There Is No “Inner Goddess”

The one engendering quality to the movie that we are spared from is Ana’s narration. In the book it involves Ana calling her libido her “inner goddess”.  Mostly her inner goddess does a lot of different dances, depending on Ana’s level of sexual excitement, which gives readers an extremely weird mental picture. Thankfully, there is no mention of Ana’s inner goddess in the movie — though her roommate, Kate, does call Ana a goddess once as a compliment.

 

3. The BDSM Is Not Portrayed Accurately

According to lots of BDSM community members and therapists, the book and movie portrays BDSM inaccurately. This is  whole subculture that is watered down and glamorized in the book and movie. There’s a fascinating review of the film by a dominatrix here.

 

4. Killer Soundtrack

The best part of the film is the music. Danny Elfman wrote some great tracks for the film and Sia’s intoxicating voice once again steals the show.

 

5. It’s Rather Boring

The trailer of the film is WAY better. I almost fell asleep at how dull and slow moving it was. A lot of intense scenes from the book were not in the film (ahem…tampon scene!). The bondage scenes are tame and there’s plenty of racier and sexier movies out there.

 

6. It Made Lots of Money And That’s OK!

Boring story aside, I’m glad it did well. This was a huge stride for women in film. It made the most money opening weekend for a film directed by a woman (Sam Taylor-Johnson) in box office history.

More female filmmakers, PLEASE!

 

To coincide with this review, I dressed up in men’s wear inspired outfits with Mr. Mittens.

 

 

 

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Tunic by Dailylook, Boots by Steve Madden from Dailylook.

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