Daily Deal Copy
Originally Published: Parents.com and CBS Local
Written By: Hillary Fields
Ad copy I wrote for Parents.com and CBS Local.
Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever: Save 50% on Green Cleaning from Maid Brigade!
Ever woken up, looked around your home, and wanted to pull the covers right back up over your head? Kids scribbling crayon on the walls, dust bunnies galore, beds unmade and no time to neaten up?
Even if your home’s pretty pristine, we all know how much work it takes to keep it that way. This week, why not leave it to the Green Clean Certified® experts of Maid Brigade? The best part is the bargain: when you purchase a Green Cleaning of $100 or more, you get $50 worth of elbow grease for just $25!
What makes Maid Brigade so special? Not only is Maid Brigade the leader in reliable, consistent, and affordable maid service; with 25 years of experience and service in over 30 states around the country, Maid Brigade also offers the latest in high-tech cleaning that’s guaranteed green. That means it’s healthy for your home, healthy for your kids, and better for the environment too. Harsh cleaning products can trigger asthma and other health problems especially in children, pets and the elderly, but Green Clean Certified® cleansers won’t trigger allergies and are safe for the whole family.
Whether you’re looking forward to a well-earned Mother’s Day, know a mom who’d love a helping hand around the house, or you’re nesting in preparation for becoming a mom, Maid Brigade is a godsend. So sit back, put your feet up, and let Maid Brigade do the work while you enjoy the benefits of a sparkly-clean home for 50% off the regular price!
Young Scientists’ Club
Learning doesn’t end when the school year does. Hopefully, your kids will be exploring everything from Little League to horseback riding, spritzing each other with sprinklers to building sandcastles on the beach. The one thing you don’t want is them mindlessly vegging out with video games on indoor days. Channel that natural curiosity to turn your young ones into budding scientific geniuses! With $20 for $40 worth of products from the Young Scientist’s Club, you’ll distract, entertain and educate them with a summer of science fun!
Through Parents Deals, save 50% off fun with Ms. Frizzle, the Magic School Bus, and a variety of fun learning kits. Each kit includes everything you need (except commonly found household items) to test out experiments, chart progress, and delve into the natural world. Kids 5-12 explore everything from growing crystals to fossils and fungi, magnetism and volcanoes to the solar system and more. Best of all, they’re delivered right to your door, making kids feel like they’re having a birthday every time they get a package!
Try a variety of different kits for engaging science fun all summer long!
Chicago River Canoe
Save up to 43% on a “skyscraper canyon” kayak trip for 1 or 2 people
Why You Should Go: Up a creek without a paddle? No thanks! Instead, how about an amazing trip through one of the most unusual river “canyons” in the world? (We promise, paddles are always provided.) Chicago River Canoe and Kayak lets you paddle from the edge of Chinatown, through downtown, past River City, the Sears Tower and the Opera House, to the glorious forks of the river. If you’re a fast paddler, you’ll even continue east just beyond the State St. bridge to see the Trib and Trump Towers and the Wrigley building. From Willis Tower to Merchandise Mart (where industrial giants of the past guard the riverfront), you’ll glide through Chicago’s vibrant history and bursting energy in an urban adventure unlike any other.
What You Can Choose:
- $30 for a Skyscraper Canyon Trip for one person in a single kayak
- $46 for a for a Skyscraper Canyon Trip for two people in a tandem kayak.
What You Should Know: In 2.5 hours, you’ll travel a round-trip distance of 5.5 miles under the tutelage of an experienced staff member who’ll arm you with life jackets, safe paddling techniques, and river guidance. Grab a friend or paddle solo; either way it’s a wild ride through the city’s most stunning landmarks.
On an amazing trip through one of the most unusual river “canyons” in the world, you’ll paddle from the edge of Chinatown, through downtown, past River City, the Sears Tower and the Opera House, to the glorious forks of the river; faster boats will continue east just beyond the State St. bridge to see the Trib and Trump Towers and the Wrigley building.
The round-trip is 5.5 miles, 2 to 2.5 hours, returning to the original launch.
trips leave from the dock at Lawrence’s Fish at Canal & Cermak, three blocks west of the Red Line. Because of the seawalls and larger boats in the main stem of the river, we prefer that you be confident you won’t tip over. Complete beginners may find the traffic a lot to handle.
Before the 2.5-hour weeknight Skyscraper Canyon Trip, an experienced staff member arms paddlers with life jackets and preliminary training on safe paddling techniques . Customers board their watercraft and depart from the Lawrence’s Fish dock at Canal and Cermak, just three blocks from the Red Line station.
The 5.5-mile round-trip expedition ventures along the Chicago River and past looming landmarks such as Willis Tower and Merchandise Mart, which boasts towering busts of American industrial icons along the riverfront. Cruisers veer around the river’s forks, glide under the Michigan Avenue Bridge, and into the Windy City’s bustling hub. They will also cruise south of the Loop along a strip of undeveloped forest, which brims with wildlife.
Valid only Mon.–Thurs.
$25 for $50 of food and drink at Poppy restaurant (Seattle)
For Swedes, life is a Smorgasbord, for Spaniards tapas are tip-top, but for savvy Northwestern foodies, it’s all about the thali. Discover what this ten-course survey of delights has to offer with today’s deal: just $25 for delicious food and drinks at Poppy restaurant (a $50 value). Voted among the fifty best new restaurants by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure (not to mention buzzed about by the Seattle Times and Seattle Magazine), Jerry Traunfeld’s Capitol Hill eatery offers eclectic taste sensations using seasonal ingredients, herbs and spices grown in their own garden, and pure culinary innovation. From slow-roasted Quillayute king salmon to lavender-rubbed Muscovy duck leg with rhubarb and herbed ricotta dumplings with green garlic sauce, you’ll never be bored, but you will be totally satisfied!
Miami Standard Spa
90-Minute “The Standard” Massage
Regular Price: $150
Deal Price: $60
Standards aren’t just for stuffy dowagers on popular PBS dramas – we all deserve the royal treatment, especially when it comes to our beloved bods. Today’s deal bows to your superior taste and discrimination with just $60 for “The Standard” – a 90-minute personalized massage from Miami Standard Spa that will leave you feeling like a king or queen (a $150 value). Holistically trained practitioners combine the best bodywork techniques with soothing essential oils, hydrotherapy and complete devotion to your comfort and relaxation. Mags from Luxury Spa Finder to Conde Nast Traveler agree: step within the tranquil oasis of one of Miami’s hottest hotel spas, located in stunning Biscayne Bay, and learn the true standard for serenity. Leave renewed, rejuvenated, and ready to face your adoring public.