A penny saved is a penny earned, just as a penny saved is a penny saved from the merciless punctuality of the evening express train. Save many pennies from a flat fate with this Groupon.
$27 for The Book of Free 2013 Gift-Certificate Book ($55.99 Value)
The Book of Free compiles 114 total certificates for free products and services from restaurants, movie theaters, golf courses, automotive specialists, and more local businesses, with savings that total more than $2,000. Certificates include movie tickets to Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and meals at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, and a kid’s ticket to Schlitterbahn.
Book of Free
The Book of Free began in 2011 with the mission of encouraging San Antonians to explore their city's restaurants, events, and venues. Each Book of Free overflows with certificates that users can redeem without making any additional purchases or dissecting fine print in a high-school biology class. Partnering with local, regional, and national companies, Book of Free owners can frequent eateries ranging from mom-and-pop locations to larger chains. The Book of Free team also gives back to the community. Early in 2012, the company divvied up more than $150,000 to worthy causes, such as the San Antonio Food Bank, Morgan’s Wonderland, and Elf Louise.
The Book of Free
Most popular offering: Book of Free with Six Flags Fiesta Texas Tickets
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Q&A with the Marketing Manager
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We have free offers that don't require an additional purchase in addition to buy one get one and discount savings.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Bringing together national, regional, and local partners to create unique, high value savings offers for San Antonio merchants.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Many customers are grateful to Book of Free for making a normally unaffordable theme park family outing possible.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Creating amazing deals that customers can't find elsewhere. Book of Free is the only merchant in our area offering theme park tickets and savings offers at such a great price.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Giving back to the community is part of our corporate culture—we have given over $300,000 to local charitable organizations in the last 6 years.