Blog Posts by Amy Pengra

  • I'm Amy and I'm a Groupon Addict

    Over the past year, I've ridden stallions in Malibu, yoga-surfed in Hermosa, indoor-skydived in Burbank, paddle-boarded in Marina Del Rey, pole-danced in Hollywood, and swung from a trapeze in Santa Monica, all due to an admittedly unhealthy dependency on discount deal websites.

    The trouble began several years ago when multiple deal sites began invading cyberspace. One by one, the deals hit my inbox, beckoning me with discounts on everything from designer pumps and Brazilian blowouts to fancy restaurants and facials. The digital ease of these offers tapped into my innate spontaneity and lifelong fear of being left out-that panicky feeling of wanting to be everywhere at once. It's a nagging feeling that by making one choice, I'm missing another opportunity to make new connections, have more experiences, and somehow, have a more satisfying life because of it. So, it made sense that Groupon soon became my gateway deal drug and eventually I was registered to 9 different sites.

    But after

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