Tuesday, May 25, 2010


In case you don't know ( if really know me, you would already be privy to this info), I love a bargain. I am the discount Queen. Whether it is flipping through the racks at Ross or scouring the internet for travel deals and steals, I live for a good deal. Even if I was a multi-millionaire I would still hunt for bargains- this would just translate into demanding discounted rates on my private jet or my Hermes handbag. But since I do not currently have $15,000 to spend on a purse, I will share with you about my latest more modest find.

First let me give you a little background info to better set the stage. I will soon be celebrating the last year of my twenties (I know it creeps me out that I am getting this old too), so I decided that I wanted to do something special on my big day. Since I am a theater lover, I figured that I would grab the husband and catch a show in San Francisco. After checking out Ticketmaster and a few other self-dubbed discount ticket sites, I became increasingly agitated over the exorbitant prices that these sites were demanding. Staying home with Netflix and a giant bucket of popcorn was looking better with each passing moment. Eventually I stumbled upon a page that listed several discount codes and a link to a site called Goldstar. Bingo! I was in heaven . After registering with Goldstar (for free of course), I was presented with a list of different activities happening around the SF Bay Area. I was thrilled to be able to purchase tickets to a Cirque du Soleil-esque dinner show called Teatro ZinZanni, for a mere fraction of what this pricey performance usually costs.

If you want to check out Goldstar for yourself you click HERE. The cool thing about this site is that they have a variety of different adventures to choose from ranging in scope from big name concerts, to sporting events and even kid's theme parks. From what I can can gather, most of the tickets are offered at about 30-40% less than other ticket sites. It looks like Goldstar does not work for Canadian venues yet, but you could always just enter in a nearby American city (i.e. Seattle) and check out future events. I sound like a sales pitch, right? Sorry about that- it is just my PRishness coming out. I talk about things that I really like.

Happy Savings!