This article is sponsored by: Travel Nurse Across America.
Who doesn’t like a great Groupon? Groupons are particularly useful for travel nurses as you travel to different assignments. Groupon discounts offer an affordable way to explore your new city, whether it’s a local restaurant or an outdoor activity you’ve never tried. However, there are a lot of deals to sift through. Here are our top takeaways for making the most of Groupon bargains on assignment.
1. Hit the Spa!
After a long trip getting to your assignment location and hauling your luggage into your new living quarters, chances are you have some sore muscles. Groupon is a great resource for “rest and relaxation” deals. Simply select your location (or use “near me”) and search for “massage” “pedicure” or “spa” and you’ll have a robust list of spa options for a steal.
2. See the Sights!
Many cities develop strong partnerships with Groupon to showcase their best venues. Click “local deals”, and you’ll discover the most popular venues to visit – and find deep discounts that won’t empty your pockets. Some cities, such as New York City, even offer packaged deals such as SightSeeing FlexPasses so you can save cash visiting a variety of attractions.
3. Discover Local Cuisine
You have to eat every day, and using Groupons is a great way to discover your next new favorite restaurant. Groupon reviews and “trending” alerts are helpful in deciding which eateries to try out while scoring a maximum discount.
4. Take a Trip on your Days Off
While 12-hour shifts can certainly be draining, they can often lend themselves to several days off work in a row. Groupon Getaways offer exclusive deals on hotels, travel, and even all-inclusive vacation packages. Consider taking a short trip in the middle of your assignment at a bargain!
5. Hit the Town
Most travel nurses are drawn to this career path because of the opportunity to explore and discover new cities. When you get the chance to explore the local nightlife scene, check out the latest Groupon deals in your city. If you search for “nightlife”, you’re bound to find pages full of discounts for comedy clubs, arcades, dance clubs, theater performances, live sporting games, and more!
6. Find your Niche
Did you have a favorite hobby or activity at home, and don’t know where to continue during your next assignment? Perhaps you got into kickboxing or rock climbing at your last assignment to stay in shape. Search for Groupons related to your favorite activity for deals in your new city. Or, maybe you’re ready to try something new, but don’t know where to start. Search for “sports” and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find. For example, you can try Paddle Surfing in Seattle or Scuba Diving classes in Denver for a low price.
7. Groupon Goods
While Groupon is well known for local deals, they have expanded to offer a variety of online deals, which is especially helpful when you need to have items shipped to your new housing location. For example, this Bed-in-a-Bag set is 71% off! Other popular online Groupon deals suitable for travelers include kitchen supplies, cameras, luggage sets, and canvas photo prints.
It’s National Nurses Week, and Travel Nurse Across America is appreciating nurses by sending each of their travelers a Groupon gift card. They are also collecting stories on their Facebook and Instagram pages, and giving a $50 VISA gift card away to one winner per day. Check out their social media pages for details!