Enter the Sunday paper. Enter the performances listing. Enter Romeo & Juliet! An idea was hatched.
Next up, a friend. Yep, available.
Next up, tickets. Enter GROUPON.
What is Groupon? From their website:
Groupon negotiates huge discounts—usually 50-90% off—with popular businesses. We send the deals to thousands of subscribers in our free daily email, and we send the businesses a ton of new customers. That's the Groupon magic.
(If you want to join the Groupon fun, see the end of this post.)
My birthday girl and I had already had a fantastic Groupon experience together. She needed a suit for speech tournaments, and a Groupon offer landed in my email for a $50 gift card to a consignment store in downtown Sacramento. Cost? $15. She got exactly what she wanted for a fraction of the cost. We love Groupon.
So the morning I was getting on to the computer to buy tickets to Romeo & Juliet there was a Groupon offer for half-off orchestra seats....for the EXACT showing that Claire wanted to attend. It Was Meant To Be.
It was a very, very, VERY happy birthday. Two intermissions, gorgeous costumes, beautiful dancing, fantastic sword fighting, question and answer time with the dancers afterwards. We were waiting outside when two beautiful young women came floating down the stairs after the performance; the birthday girl reported that it was the best birthday party ever.
Love you, Claire Bear.
May you have many surprises of joy and grace in the coming year, and great deals, too!
Click here if you would like join Groupon, and that allows me to benefit with a referral fee. FYI: You can choose whatever cities you would like as your Groupon cities. I get daily emails from Sacramento and San Francisco, and I have temporarily added San Diego since I will be visiting that beautiful city for a couple of days in March.
p.s. Today's birthday boy's post coming soon. Hopefully with pictures...I am cameraless at the moment and feel like I am blogging with my creativity tied behind my back.
Added later: Not sure that the Groupon link is working. If it is, great. If not, no worries. Just join!