*Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Groupon, but all ideas expressed within the post are completely my own.
“You’re lucky running is a cheap sport.”
Words that you inevitably hear from a non-runner friend who is complaining about the cost of their $25 a pop yoga classes, their paddleboard that cost thousands, etc. When you look at them perplexed their comment is usually followed up with, “I mean all you really have to buy are shoes.”
Hahahahahaha… If they only knew.
Yes, we need running shoes, but then we also need the special socks that don’t give you blisters.
The sports bra and undies that stay in place and don’t chafe.
Running bottoms that don’t slide off and tops that don’t ride up.
Along with that there are sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen to protect you from the summer heat.
Plus, a ton of layers to get you out the door in the freezing winter months.
Oh, and don’t forget all the fueling necessities – water bottles, hydration packs, electrolyte replacements, chews/gels…
And let me be real every runner wants a bit of the technology: nice headphones, music, and Garmin, etc.
All that isn’t even including the price of all the race registrations!
Oh, and most of use pay for yoga classes or gym memberships to for cross training.
Now, excuse us as our eyes collectively roll when you say, “You’re lucky running is a cheap sport.”
Running is expensive, so it is important to do everything you can to save money. I am not going to lie – every single time I order online and it asks for a promo code or coupon code I instantly go on a Google scavenger hunt. I start digging around everywhere to find any promo/coupon code that actually works and could save me a few dollars on my purchase.
Groupon (who I’ve been buying cheap wine/cheese bar coupons from for years) decided to make hunting for coupon codes for online sites and orders a bit easier by creating their own Groupon Coupons. Groupon has specific coupons sites for many big name brands that they keep up to date with all the latest codes and deals so you don’t have to go hunting round.
So, next time before you check out online – check out Groupon Coupons to try and save a bit because running is not cheap.
Let me know –
Do you scavenger hunt for promo/coupon codes too?