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Everyone needs a vacation every now and then and if you are living in the Chicago area, you are no different. With the high cost of travel these days though, it is getting increasingly difficult to afford much of a vacation. It doesn't mean you can't still have fun though. Try a Chicago Staycation. These are little mini vacations which involve just a short little drive for either a day trip or a short over night trip. There are plenty of things to do and see and living in the Chicago area you sometimes don't realize what all there is to do. Follow along and you'll get help on planning your next Chicago Staycation. Get tips on what you can do, where you can stay, and even a few coupons to help you save even more money on your Chicago staycation or mini vacation.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Odyssey Fun World
  2. Kohl Children’s Museum
  3. Go Bananas
  4. Legoland Discovery Center Schaumburg
  5. Jump America
  6. Spirit of Chicago
  7. Morton Arboretum
  8. Blue Man Group Chicago
  9. Mystic Blue Cruises
  10. Kayak Chicago

2014 Fear City Haunted House

2014 October 11

Take a mind bending and truly horrific journey through the Fear City Chicago haunted house. Just be aware of what lurks in the shadows as you try to navigate the back alleys, tunnels, a spine-chilling asylum, and blood-soaked butcher shop. This haunted house is completely contained within a 40,000 square foot facility but it feels like you are completely in a whole other world filled with the undead. Fear City is open daily through November 1st. You will just need to check their calendar to see what the hours are for each day. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door but before you do that, check out the tips and suggestions that are outlined below. They should help you to save a little extra money off the total cost of your admission.

Get 50% Off Admission to Fear City in Morton Grove

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you are purchasing your tickets online then be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a promo code box at the bottom right of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon in the box and then click checkout and you should see your discount appear on the next page.
  2. Try using the promo code STOPMS to get $4 off the cost of your general admission ticket to the Fear City Haunted House.
  3. Keep an eye on the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon, Livingsocial, and Amazon Local where you can save as much as 50% off certain Fear City Haunted House ticket packages.
  4. Group discounts are available for groups of 50 or more people. You just need to contact a sales representative in order to make your reservations and get your group discount rate for Fear City.
  5. Be sure to follow the Fear City Haunted House on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news, updates, and promotions.

Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D

2014 October 6

By far, one of the scariest places in the home is the basement. It’s dark, creepy, and scary. The Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D Haunted House is even scarier. These are two haunted houses in one. In the Basement of the Dead you’ll have to try and keep your wits as Al and Imus Kilya seek their revenge for the boiler room accident. Shattered 3D features a twisted and demonic clown who’s on a rampage after the sledgehammer accident. When you purchase a general admission ticket, the ticket is good for admission to the Basement of the Dead. If you purchase the combo ticket, the ticket is good for both the Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D Haunted House. You can purchase your tickets either online or at the gate. Just keep in mind that they only accept cash at the door.

Get 50% Off Combo Ticket for Basement of the Dead Haunted House and Shattered 3D

Now if you miss out on this deal then there are a few other ways that you can save money on your admission to these attractions. For starters, if you sign up for the email newsletter you will automatically get a $2 off coupon for you to use on your visit. This promo is just for walk ups. The coupon is only good for October 2,3,4,5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 29, 30 and Nov. 1. You may also want to follow the Basement of the Dead on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win free tickets and VIP upgrades. Finally, you may also want to keep an eye on the daily deal / coupon sites such as Groupon, Livingsocial, and Amazon Local where you can save as much as 50% off the cost of general admission and VIP packages for both the Basement of the Dead Haunted House and Shattered 3D attraction.

UniverSoul Circus Chicago

2014 September 15

Be part of a totally different circus experience. The UniverSoul Circus is an interactive circus experience that combines urban energy, music, and style with a combination of distinctive artistry. The Chicago show this year will be at Washington Park from September 24th through October 19th. Tickets are on sale right now and can be purchased through the ticket box office or through several local ticket distributors. Before you get your tickets though, here are some tips for how you can save a little extra money off the total cost of your tickets.

Get 40% Off Tickets for UniverSoul Circus

Now if you miss out on this discount then don’t worry. There are several other ways that you can save a little extra money. If you purchase your tickets online then be sure to check for offer codes. You should notice an offer code box at the top of the ticket selection page. Just enter your coupon in that box and then click apply. You should see the discount below. If you are a member of AAA then try entering AAANOW into the offer code box to see what they current discount is. There’s also the buy 1 get 1 free offer for adult tickets if you purchase your tickets ahead of time before the opening day. Families are offered the ME + 3 ticket option where you can receive a discount on 2 adult tickets and 2 children’s tickets for UniverSoul Circus Chicago. Finally, be sure to listen to WGCI 107.5 as they often announce ticket specials or announce their own offer codes that you can use on your ticket purchase.

Now if you are attending another show at another location then be sure to check out the UniverSoul Circus coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your ticket purchase. Each location offers their own discount opportunities.