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Summer is over, your tan has faded and that nip in the air is a reminder that winter is coming. Work and school are in full swing, and Columbus Day and Veterans Day are the only federal holidays between now and Thanksgiving. The chillier air means drier skin and lips. And thanks to our old pal daylight saving time, it's going to get darker and darker in the evenings until you're going to work and coming home in pitch black.
Sounds dreary, right? But here's the good news: There's never been a better time to treat yourself.
Self-care is a real thing, after all. And discount sites like Groupon are making it easier than ever to get more bang for your self-care buck — especially if you usually don't spend much on yourself or prefers to keep your hard-earned cash close to your chest.
Depending on where you live, the company offers a spectrum of discounted products, services and experiences at a fraction of the usual cost. On the health and beauty front, there are big savings on manicures, pedicures, spas, waxings and fitness classes. Not your thing? Try dinner and a night out on the town.
But what we're really drooling over are these global getaways, many of which include hotels and airfare. Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, you name it — from classics like Rome and Bali to new kids Iceland and post "Lord of the Rings" New Zealand. Plus, Paris is always a good idea.
Not feeling quite so footloose? Take your mind on an adventure with these online classes, all at heavy discounts.
And while you'll always find great deals on the site, this week you'll have two opportunities to save even more. There's a Sitewide Harvest Savings Sale with 20% off local and 10% off goods and getaways from Sept. 24-25. Simply use the promo code "HARVEST" (some exclusions apply).
And just a few days later you can get 20% off the fall's most wanted restaurants, things to do and beauty and spas with the promo code "FALL20" (some exclusions apply). This sale runs from Sept. 26-27.
Remember: There's a lot of living between now and the end of the year. So do yourself a solid and act fast to treat yourself or the ones you love.