Slish Splash Round-Up

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My water park experience is finally wearing off, but, boy, did I have fun. I’m a bit of a risk-taker; love the big drops, dark tunnels, and the unknown. The only thing I could have gone without is the water up the nose. But I guess that’s just part of the whole experience. I’ve now calculated how much my experience cost:

  • Entrance for two: $38.98
  • Parking: $15.00
  • Locker rental: $12.00
  • Tube rental (2): $14.00
  • Lunch (we shared a lunch…thankfully we don’t eat much!): $18.00
  • Total: $97.98

Not too bad considering it was hubby’s birthday. However, the coupons we received upon exiting the park are now up for sale on eBay. If we sell all of them, we could recoup $72.00 (that’s almost the cost of our experience).

Now for some Monday morning round-up’s:

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  1. Financial Samurai

    It’s excellent you are part of the group, and that you’ve thrown your hat in to become a Yakezie Leader in the Scholarship vertical! I think it’ll be fun!

    The idea as of now is to come up with a “menu” of scholarships the reader can win i.e. 10 minute talk with Sam about getting into business school, $100 gift certificate for books, etc.

    Then we have a submit area, where the reader submits his/her essay on a response to one of the Yakezie PF or Yakezie Lifestyle articles. Or, writes his/her own!

    Best,

    Sam
    .-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..Should I Refinance Now Does A Bear Poop In The Woods =-.

    • Little House

      @Financial Samurai – That sounds like a brilliant idea! I’ll start coming up with some scholarship ideas and what students would find most useful; gift cards, cash gifts. Maybe we could even round-up a corporate donor who’d be willing to dish out a larger portion of cash towards education. I’ll brain-storm a bit and get back to you!

  2. Rebecca The Greeniac

    Thanks so much for the link! I’m glad you enjoyed the post.
    .-= Rebecca The Greeniac´s last blog ..When Harmony with Nature Turns to Discord =-.

  3. youngandthrifty

    That’s a great idea- to resell coupons on Ebay! Easy to mail.. have you gotten any success?

    I was planning to go to the water park too this year, but didn’t end up going. I’m a bit of a scared-y cat when it comes to heights.

    Glad it sounds like you had fun!
    .-= youngandthrifty´s last blog ..Good Debt vs Bad Debt =-.

    • Little House

      @Young and Thrifty – Selling coupons on eBay has been quite a success so far. The amount we listed is for our time in finding the coupon, clipping it, then taking the time to mail it. That’s the catch with selling them on eBay, you can’t sell them for face value, but you can charge for your time and shipping costs. I have to say, water parks have come a long way since I was a kid. They have all levels of slides and activities. My husband isn’t a big risk-taker, so we made sure to choose rides he’d do okay on. He only got scared a couple of times. ;)

  4. Barb Friedberg

    I love WATER PARKS!!! They are sooo fun. Tell me about selling the coupons on ebay, that sounds like a great idea. How does it work? Thanks, Barb
    .-= Barb Friedberg´s last blog ..Want to Strike Out on Your Own First Try Improving Yourself as an Employee =-.

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