Groupon: HOT. Coupon as a gift: NOT.

It’s days before Thanksgiving which is also known as crack cocaine for the extreme couponers and bargain-buyers.

Ok, I admit – curiosity killed the cat. I ventured out at midnight last year to see the madness for myself and was nearly mauled by the crazed night owl shoppers and Apple groupies. My conclusion? What you see on the news (are they really reporting on that?!) – the weird haze of extreme consumerism…is real.

One thing is certain. If I ever do go back out-and-about on Black Friday (that’s a big IF)…I won’t be caught meandering. Take notes.

Not to worry if wearing your game face to just to score a few bucks off a desktop printer sounds appealing as a hangnail . We’ve still got deals for those who are actually feeling festive!

Not feeling Black Friday? Then get your Black Card. The Urban Card makes the “it” holiday gift that continues to give all year long. Urban Card members receive 12 months of unlimited savings and incentives at over 35 of your favorite local Des Moines spots.

Gift cards are popular during the holiday season, yet so impersonal. The Urban Card is relevant and the rewards are Groupon-esque!

Take Mojo’s on 86th for example, offering their Urban Card members a Buy One Entrée Get the Second Entrée FREE incentive for patronizing their amazing local business. Let me reiterate this point. Urban Card members receive this deal ALL YEAR LONG, every day if the inner foodie just can’t be tamed!

If you’d like to personalize your Urban Card gift may we suggest you partner it with a gift certificate from one of our other amazing Merchants like Flarah’s, Proof, Dos Rios, or Waterfront for your special someone or to Grounds for Celebration for your coffee-loving Secret Santa. For your impossible-to-buy-for-female, a gift certificate to Heartland Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PC or Body in Motion Therapeutic Massage, Copper Creek Golf Club will impress any of your hard-to-buy-for-males. Voila! A perfectly paired gift bearing significance and sophistication that will have your recipient thinking of you every time they use it.


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