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Want to go canoeing next week - for free?!

Posted September 15, 2010

I am doing a very quick giveaway for 2 Groupon coupons each good for a FREE 90 minute canoe trip with Paddle Creek in North Raleigh. Each Groupon is good for 1 canoe rental. You don't need a Groupon for each person. So, if there are three of you and you want to rent one canoe and go together, you only need one Groupon. 

The coupons expire on Wednesday, September 22 and I just spoke with Paddle Creek and the only availability they have is Monday - Wednesday, 9/20 - 9/22 (nothing available for this weekend).

We took this trip about a month ago and it was wonderful! They did a good job getting us to and from the drop off and pick up sites and the stretch of the Neuse River we canoed was beautiful. It's an easy 3-mile trip perfect for families. When we used our Groupons, all the cost was covered by the Groupon and we did not have to pay anything. Some canoeing experience is helpful, though!

If you are available to canoe next Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and you would like these Groupons, just post on this thread. I will randomly choose a winner tonight at 9:00 PM. If you are the winner but only need 1 Groupon (because you only want 1 canoe), I will choose a second name to get the second Groupon. I will e-mail the Groupons to the winner(s) and I suggest you make your reservation tomorrow to secure a spot on such short notice. 

You can see the trip times and location through their website at the link in the box above.

On your marks, get set, post!



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  • lalabaker4 Sep 16, 2010

    Oops!! sorry, I just realized I was too late.....

  • lalabaker4 Sep 16, 2010

    Would love to take my 2 kids since they are tracked out now. I would only need one coupon so, please choose another person too. Share the love!!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 16, 2010

    FYI to everyone - the giveaway is over - it ended last night at 9 PM.

    I already announced the winner below - congratulations again BBFish!

  • astokes64 Sep 16, 2010

    I would love to take this "trip" - - My husband and I have been looking for a way to take a "mini-vacation" alone without the kids!

  • blissfulvalerie Sep 16, 2010

    Oh how fun! I would love to canoe next week. Thanks so smuch for this opportunity and your wonderful emails...I get such great deals that I would never know about otherwise!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 15, 2010

    And the winner is....


    Congrats! If you only want one coupon for one canoe, let me know and I will pick a second winner.

    I'll send you an e-mail in just a bit to work out the details.

    I'll let you all know if there is a second winner soon.

    Thanks for playing!

  • christopherjknoll Sep 15, 2010

    Hey Faye I would love to go canoeing next week i have been wanting to go this summer, my wife and i would love to do this, I also wanted to thank you for the Bic pen info from a couple weeks ago I got one in the mail yesterday and it included a dollar off coupon

  • mom_of_2munchkins Sep 15, 2010

    This would be awesome! If my name is drawn, only 1 canoe would be needed.:)
    Good luck to everyone!

  • joyfulbus Sep 15, 2010

    My husband lost his job 2 months ago and we can't afford to do this outing on our own. My kids (age 5 and 8) are tracked out and we really need something fun (and free) to do! My b-day is next week - it would be an awesome way to celebrate for us! Praying and hoping we get picked! Thank you.

  • jgram1980 Sep 15, 2010

    I would love to go with my husband and daughter since we have never been before...sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks Faye:)