Merging golf clubs, gyms, and pools for their exclusive members, GreatLife Golf & Fitness’s collective includes 13 diverse golf courses throughout Kansas and Missouri, from the National Audubon Society–certified River Oaks in Grandview, Missouri to the 1920-built The Oaks in Leavenworth. With the one-week trial membership, golfers and their families can play on any of the verdant courses without paying the green fee. Chip through the par 70, 6,148-yard Berkshire course, or opt for nine holes at Abilene. In addition to invitations to exclusive golf leagues and social events, membership also includes access to any fitness centers within the network, from the pool and new workout center at the Salina club to the treadmills and river of syrup that runs through the Maple Creek campus.
Clothes and furniture find new life at Red Racks Thrift Stores. Through donations, the staffers at the store's 13 locations fill their racks and shelves with thousands of second-hand items for kids and adults, including name-brand garments from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, The Loft, and Donna Karan New York. They also stock furniture and other miscellaneous goods, such as books and home décor.
And something odd happens when these items arrive at checkout—the register doesn't ring up any sales tax. That's because Red Racks is a nonprofit organization, and all proceeds go to benefit the Disabled American Veterans, an organization that has advocated on behalf of veterans for more than nine decades. Red Racks' altruistic mission has proved successful so far—the inventory of each store typically turns over every 3–4 weeks.
At its new location in the vibrant Power and Light District, Lovebird drapes patrons in denim, dresses, tops, and vintage accessories for women. Show spring solidarity with an empire-waist floral top ($48) from Tulle or transport your ensemble to the world of chic in the sleek spaceship of a slimming skinny tee ($22), available in an array of colors.
With St. Valentine just around the corner, standing there waiting to sell you magazine subscriptions, now would be a good time to snag some appeasing V-Day arrangements. The popular Be My Love ($57.89) is a vase of lovely blossom buddies featuring red roses, white carnations, and Asiatic lilies. You can blush the face of your sidekick with the pinkish Dance With Me ($55.89), which comes dressed to impress with a mix of roses and carnations in a red vase and pink bow. There's also a digital display case that lets you poke your nose around a wide variety of cupid-caliber options. You can choose to have your order delivered within the KC metro area for an extra $12 (which you can use your Groupon toward).
Having bested your uncle in the season’s most grueling pumpkin-pie-eating contest yet, bring equilibrium back to your soul and turkey-clogged body with today’s deal: four weeks of intro Pilates or yoga classes at Maya Whole Health Studio for $30 (a $60 value). Choose whichever strikes your fancy and find a class on the schedule that fits into your busy day-to-day of work, house cleaning, and naval raids. Maya offers classes every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. There once was a flexible gal, Whose yogic skills never did fail, When forgetting her keys, She just pulled in her knees, And squeezed through the slot for the mail.