Virtually Surefire (Discounted) Mother’s Day Present Suggestion

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In case you lost track, Mother’s Day is coming up in about a week and a half (May 10th), and if you have a special mom in your life who you want to celebrate, I’m going to share a tip for an almost surefire present that earns you miles, saves you money, and will make her smile.

First some back story…

As you may have read, we are heading for one more pre-baby trip to The Phoenician in Arizona in the next few weeks.  An awesome Mommy Points reader noticed that Living Social (similar to Groupon) had massages at The Phoenician’s spa available at a discount and gave me a head’s up.  I had purchased a similar discounted massage off of Travelzoo when we visited the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek last year, and saved a ton while having a fantastic spa experience, so I was super happy we might be able to repeat that success.


A one-hour prenatal massage at The Phoenician goes for $150 on the weekend normally, but via Living Social it could be purchased for as low as $89.  The regular Living Social price was $99, but it popped up available at $89 the first time I viewed the offer on my various devices.  This meant I could get a much needed massage, and save 40% over the retail price at the spa.  Sold!

discount massage

We have more than enough expenses right now, so my husband and I decided to call it a Mother’s Day present that I will happily look forward to the next few weeks.

I know many of you like to travel to hotels and resorts that have spas, and I’m going to take a wild guess and presume that many of the moms in your life like a little spa time.  You never know which properties will be offering a discounted spa service on a site like Living Social, Groupon, Travelzoo, etc, but it pays to check.  Of course, there are also plenty of non-hotel spa options on those sites that you can check out as well.

Massages and spa visits are certainly a luxury, but when you can buy them at a decent discount it gets much more palatable, especially for an excuse as good as Mother’s Day.  Remember that sites like Living Social and Groupon are usually in the various miles and points portals, so you can check to see the highest payouts and go through a portal to earn miles for yourself while getting a good deal for your mom/spouse/etc.

Anyone else had some recent success scoring a massage or something equally awesome via a discounted site?



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