Treat Yourself Tuesday #3

by Elizabeth on October 1, 2013

This week was FULL of treats. Most of them involving my groupon app. Sorry I’m not sorry (unless your name is Joe, in which case I really am sorry and please don’t take away my credit cards.)

Moving right along, if you missed last weeks Treat Yourself Tuesday, you can find it here. As always, thanks Becky for hosting!

So backing up to last week, I told you how on Wednesday somehow my car ended up in front of Nestle Tollhouse and I was sucked inside and then of course had to buy a few things.


Well then on Thursday, I wake up to the deal of the day on Amazon local being three massages, facials, and hydrotherapy treatments (<— what is that even? Guess I’ll find out…) for $35. Who could pass that up?

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And Friday I had a cupcake date with a friend.

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Saturday the black money hole that is groupon got me again.

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And I got to be a guest at my cousin’s 12th birthday party.

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Being a crazy camera lady runs in the family.

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My grandma is BY FAR one of the most awesome people I know. Seeing her is always a treat.

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Happy Birthday Tatum!

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Perhaps the coolest treat though is this? We have Trader Joe’s but this one will be less than 5 miles away!

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Ever since Saturday night Noah has been battling a nasty ear infection and rash so after a trip to urgent care on Sunday we are exhausted heading to the pediatrician today. Send us healing thoughts and prayers!


1. Do you use groupon, amazon local, or another shopping app?

2. Anyone ever tried hydrotherapy treatments?

3. How close are you to Trader Joe’s?

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1 Heather @fitncookies October 1, 2013 at 6:36 am

I’ve never heard of Amazon Local! I for sure will be downloading that app today ;) I love Groupon and have bought a lot on it! haha I am 2 minutes from Trader Joes.. love it!
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2 Laura @ RunningJunkie October 1, 2013 at 6:37 am

So not fair! There is NO Trader Joes near me. No Wegmans. No Whole Foods…..I’m in SoMD. I don’t think as many people there are on the “health food bandwagon”.
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3 Rachel October 1, 2013 at 7:19 am

I bought that same groupon a while back, and it was kind of sketchy…the massages are like tanning bed tables with water jets under them so the massage is not an actual person massaging you. I never even got to try the other things, because the location near me went out of business!


4 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats October 1, 2013 at 7:28 am

Groupon always gets me! I deleted the app because I was buying crap I really didn’t need :/ But that massage adn cake ball deal is def too good to pass up!
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5 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom October 1, 2013 at 7:55 am

I AM 3 HOURS FROM TJ’S. So sad. I want one closer. Hope Noah feels better! Maybe those treats will help him feel better.
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6 Debbie @ DebRuns October 1, 2013 at 8:06 am

Our nearest TJ’s is 20 minutes away if I pay a $6 toll, and about 35-40 if I don’t use the toll road. :-( After reading your post, I think I need to start using groupon!
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7 Katie @ running4cupcakes October 1, 2013 at 8:07 am

Hope Noah feels better!! And I am totally jealous of all your Groupon scores. Awesome!!
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8 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run October 1, 2013 at 8:14 am

I have a Trader Joe’s about 25-30 mins away, just downtown. Why have I lived here for 2 months and haven’t been there yet?!! I need to go.
Poor Noah :( I hope he feels better quickly! (also so you can get some rest too)
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9 Carly @ Snack Therapy October 1, 2013 at 8:23 am

Groupon App? Oh yeah, I need to get on that. Massages and cake balls are in my future.
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10 [email protected] October 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

TJ’s is 1 mile from my office, and on my way home. Very exciting for fresh pizza dough anytime!

I love groupon but haven’t seen much good recently. I love when they have passes to Studio Movie Grill and I can hit up City Center for a quick bite and movie!
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11 Ashley @ Eat Run Live Happy October 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

I live nowhere near trader joes or whole foods. I’m lucky my boyfriend works right down the road from them though!
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12 Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate October 1, 2013 at 9:21 am

I use Groupon and Living Social, but have never heard of Amazon Local- I will have to check ti out!
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13 [email protected] ozwantstorun October 1, 2013 at 9:25 am

We are getting our first Trader Joe’s soon! I can’t wait. It will be right next to Whole Foods, so it will be the best shopping center ever!
I finally had to call it quits with Groupon because I couldn’t pass up the good deals!
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14 Lauren October 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

I hope Noah feels better today! I have no idea what a hydrotherapy massage would be like, but as long as it’s at a spa I’m sure it will be worth it. Lol! I definitely wish my Groupon was filled with things like cake balls and cupcakes, but I have lame deals in my area!
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15 Kira @ October 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

We’ll be praying for Noah! Poor guy!

I’ve used groupon and wagjag before and find the most random places in our area! It’s a fun way to try new things!
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16 Amy @ Run Mom Run October 1, 2013 at 10:50 am

I don’t do any of those things, mostly because if I do I see things I want and buy more than I ever save.

We have a trader joes about 20 minutes from my house, I don’t go there as often as I’d like.

Those brownies look absolutely delicious!
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17 Michelle Kim October 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

I use Groupon, Amazon Local, Google Offers, Travelzoo… pretty much everything that is out there. I don’t buy stuff often, but I’m usually on the lookout for good deals if I need something.
I pass by a Trader Joe’s four times a day when I walk to school, so that’s pretty much the only place I go grocery shopping :)
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18 Becky @ Olives n Wine October 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Oh no – poor Noah! I hope he gets to feeling better very soon! And I haven’t looked on Groupon in weeks, ever since I moved to Chicago! Thanks for the reminder – I think I need to do some Groupon “shopping” today ;) And, as always, thanks for linking up!
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19 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. October 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Those are some good deals! I ended up deleting Groupon though so I didn’t overspend. Just safer that way! LOL

Our local TJ’s is about a 10 minute drive, not far at all. We don’t shop there though.
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20 Danica @ It's Progression October 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm

We live right in the same city as a TJ’s – it’s about a 10 minute drive – and now I don’t know how I’ll ever live somewhere that doesn’t have one! ;)

I’ve never heard of Amazon Local before, but I’ll have to check it out!
I really love Cartwheel (for Target), ShopKick, and EcoBonus – all awesome apps for saving money!


21 Jessica @ FromtheKitchentotheRoad October 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

There is one Trader Joe’s about 3 miles from work that I go to when I am prepared. There is another one about 3 miles from my home that I go to when I am not prepared on a work day. I love Groupon. My husband and I used to buy every single restaurant groupon we could find. He got burnt out on it but I am ready to bring it back! I also really like the health and fitness deals that are on there.
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22 Ja @Ja on the RUN October 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I love getting deals from Groupon! :) I haven’t heard of Amazon local. Checking it out now! :)
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23 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

To this day I have yet to set food in a TJ’s. We don’t have ‘em in Canada, and I keep meaning to visit one whenever I go down to the States, but I somehow never get around to it. Bah!
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24 Amy October 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I use groupon/living social a lot. I just used one this weekend to paint pottery. LOVE those places. I live really close to a Trader Joes, but it is really hard to get there because a major road with no left turns stands in the way. It is a cruel form of torture. So close, yet so far!
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25 Jojo @ RunFastEatLots October 2, 2013 at 8:39 am

I get groupon/ living social deals from time to time, especially the restaurant ones. It’s a great way to try out new restaurants
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26 Stephanie October 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I love love this post. Why? Well come on look at all that great stuff!! YUM! Oh gosh how could use a massage, I am just a tad jealous ;)
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