Friday, December 18, 2009

My Frugal Overnight

Way back in March or April, I won an essay contest at work. Part of the prize was a gift card to the Kalahari spa up in the Dells. I haven't had (or made) the time to go up there for a day of pampering.

Fast forward a few months. Gift card is still in my purse, burning a hole in my pocket.

The hospital where I work has their holiday party this weekend...At the Kalahari hotel! Need I mention the huge waterpark at the hotel?

Normally, my husband and I attend the party and go right back home. But this time I called the hotel to see if my gift card is good anywhere in the hotel vs just the spa. And guess what? I can use it for a hotel stay. Plus we got a special rate because of the party!

So, we are packing up the kids and spending a night at the hotel and plan on utilizing the waterpark until the kids are exhausted and ready to bed. What a great activity to do right before Christmas. We told the kids only today and they are so excited!

I am so glad I entered that essay contest!


  1. Have fun my mom works there and her and my dad went to the one last Friday night.

  2. Sounds like fun! Enjoy your free night.