50% Off Admission to the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar


The Wildlife Learning Center (WLC) is located at 16027 Yarnell Street in Sylmar, just 35 miles from Thousand Oaks.

WLC is a zoological park nestled in an old olive grove, where visitors can appreciate and learn about animals from around the world. The park was founded to provide public education in the life sciences, conservation and our environment. WLC is dedicated to providing life-long care to more than 100 displaced, rescued, and zoo-born wild animals from about 50 different species that call this shady, natural environment home. WLC has given more than 22,000 educational presentations since 1998 to hundreds of thousands of people.

Would you like to visit this special place? Here's the deal that gets you in at 50% offl:

  • $10 for general admission for two adults, ages 16 and up (reg. $20)
  • $18 for a family four-pack with general admission for two adults and two children, ages 3-15 (reg. $36)

Grab the deal at tidd.ly/ebbb064e (affiliate link). Must be used by June 19th.

50% Off Tickets to Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch on May 20, 2018


The Southland's finest string musicians show their stuff at the 57th Annual Topanga Banjo*Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 9am to 6pm.

This all-day music extravaganza features three stages of established bluegrass, folk, western and Celtic bands, along with performances by the contestants, and plenty of the always-popular jam sessions around the park. Head to the Dance Barn for flatfoot and clog dancing, entertain the younger set with kids' ukulele workshops, browse folk art vendors, and stay fueled up at the onsite food trucks for this day bursting with fun.

Tickets are $23 at the gate and $17 in advance for adults...but save a bit more at Goldstar's price of $11.50 + $3.75 service fee at http://bit.ly/TopangaBanjo (affiliate link).

Up to 89% Off Special Forces Paintball Package at Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park in Moorpark


Charging through fields of giant spools, over stacks of hay bales, staking out a junkyard, and through winding trenches is a daily occurrence at Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park, 8643 Shekell Road, Moorpark. Seven scenario theme maps and a tournament-grade turf arena field spread over 20 acres give players of all skills levels a variety of combat zones on which to wage simulated warfare. The City pits players in an unforgiving, paint-or-be-painted war zone consisting of 32 buildings over 40,000 square feet without a protected crosswalk in sight.

Special Groupon affiliate deal at bit.ly/AmbushMP!

Choice of:

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for One
  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Two
  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Five
  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Ten

Each “Special Forces” package includes the following for each participant:

  • All-day entry to walk-on game
  • All-day gun rental (.68 Caliber Semi-Automatic, not the smaller .50 caliber)
  • Goggles with full face mask
  • Ammo-Belt to carry extra ammo
  • Protective vest

Must be 10 or older to play. Reservation required online. 24-hour cancellation notice required. All paintballs must be purchased at the park, outside paintballs are not allowed. Each player must purchase 500 paintballs for $20 and unlimited air refills for $5 at the paintball park.


$34 for Three Weeks of Private Lessons at Musican's Depot in Westlake Village

Musician's Depot is located at 30839 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Westlake Village in the T. J. Maxx plaza. This is a fun store that focuses on private lessons, rentals and other musical items. Nice folks work here. I should know...my son has been taking lessons here on several instruments for over a year. Lessons include numerous instruments, including guitar, piano, drums, orchestral string instruments, woodwinds, brass and more. 

They are offering a great deal through Groupon Local! Three 30-minute lessons for a measly $34 - 58% off the regular price. This is a great opportunity to experiment with something new. Available to all ages! Have you been wanting to learn the bass guitar? Here's your chance. Offer available to new customers only (darn it!).

To get this deal, click bit.ly/MusiciansDepot (affiliate link).

Discounted Tickets to The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Musical in Thousand Oaks in April


Get carried away by the harrowing adventures of Quasimodo and Esmeralda when The Hunchback of Notre Dame swings into Fred Kavli Theatre April 20 to 26. This epic Disney musical is all set to ring in its Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza premiere. You'll be whisked back to the perilous streets of 15th-century Paris, where wicked men in power pull the strings and heroes appear where you'd least expect them. Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, with music from the animated feature's Academy Award-nominated score, the production is enhanced with new songs by two acclaimed musical theatre legends: Alan Menken and Steven Schwartz. The theatrical production embraces the story by featuring verbatim passages from Hugo's gothic novel. Plus, in true 5-Star Theatricals fashion, you'll experience a "Broadway" quality production, with a full professional live orchestra.

Show is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

To buy tickets discounted up to 40% or more, visit bit.ly/NotreDameTO (affiliate link).

Discounted VIP Track Pass to MB2 Thousand Oaks


A VIP Track Pass at MB2 Indoor Kart Racing in Thousand Oaks is good for 3 free races anytime, an MB2 t-shirt and advance reservations. Regular price is $75 but get it for just $50 at Groupon at bit.ly/MB2TO.

Or get three 14-lap adult 9-lap junior kart races for one person for $39 ($69 regular price), or one race for $15 ($23 regular price).

More on MB2 at www.mb2raceway.com.

40% Off Dinner for Two or Four at Marmalade Cafe in Westlake Village


TravelZoo is offering this great deal for Marmalade Cafe in Westlake Village. $30 for $50 certificate towards dinner for two, or $60 for $100 to spend on dinner for four. Valid after 4pm 7 days per week, except holidays and holiday weekends.

Try the pesto-steamed mussels and clams, Patrick's favorite fried chicken, the big Marm double burger with secret sauce or prime rib French dip.

Grab the deal while you can at http://bit.ly/MarmaladeDeal (affiliate link),


$25.50 for $40 Worth of American Cuisine for Two or More at Hooters Thousand Oaks


Limited time deal good at Hooters Thousand Oaks! Save 36% off your food order with this limited time deal of $25.50 for $40 worth of food. Grab it at bit.ly/HootersTO (Groupon affiliate link).

Not valid until 24 hours after purchase. Dine-in only. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per party. Not valid with other offers, specials, or special events. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. T.O. location only.

Up to 55% Off at Lazertag Extreme in Simi Valley


Lazertag Extreme in the Wood Ranch section of Simi Valley is offering a limited time special offer for its 5,000 sq ft laser tag arena! Here are the options:

  • Two Lazertag Missions Each for Two People (Total of Four Missions) - $25 ($40 retail)

  • Two Lazertag Missions Each for Four People (Total of Eight Missions) - $45 ($80 retail)

  • Family Fun Pack for Up to Four People. Includes: 12 lazertag missions (3 missions per person), 8 lazermaze missions (2 sessions per person) and 4 drinks - $65 ($146 retail)

To get the deal, visit bit.ly/LTExtreme (affiliate link)

42% Off Rolled Ice Cream and Shave Ice at Shave It Thousand Oaks


Beginning tomorrow, December 1st, Shave It, well known for its shaved ice, is offering a new product: rolled ice cream. The ice cream is handmade on a frozen griddle as customers watch. Then the ice cream is rolled up along with mix-in ingredients of the customer's choosing, with options such as candy bars, peanut butter, and cookies. Rolled ice cream is made with all-natural ingredients.

Great opportunity to try it out at a 42% discount with this Groupon Local deal: $7 for $12 worth of rolled ice cream or shave ice at bit.ly/ShaveItDeal (affiliate link).

49% Off Dinner and Drinks for Two at ONYX Restaurant at Four Seasons Westlake Village

Travelzoo is offering dinner and drinks for two at ONYX at the Four Seasons Westlake Village for $82, up to 49% off the regular price.

The deal includes two tastings or rolls (valued at up to $24 each), two main courses (up to $36 each), one shared dessert (up to $10) and two glasses of house wine or beer (valued up to $15 each).

Bringing friends or family? Then try dinner with drinks for four for $159 (valued at up to $320).

Voucher valid Mon-Thu only through February 28, 2018 and reservations must be made 24 hours in advance via OpenTable. Not valid on holidays or the week from Dec 24 to Jan 1.

Get this deal at bit.ly/ONYXWestlake (affiliate link).

Up to 50% Off Admissions to the Museum of Ventura County

Save up to 50% off admission for one, two or four as well as memberships to the Museum of Ventura County on Groupon Local at bit.ly/MuseumVC (affiliate link).


Ventura County and the California Channel Islands have a rich history and cultural heritage dating back 12,000 years, when the Chumash people first hunted and gathered along the Pacific-facing lands. And the Museum of Ventura County aims to encapsulate everything from those tribal beginnings right up though the modern age. Since 1913, the museum has played host to historical exhibits that feature both ancient and modern artifacts, a fine art collection of more than 30,000 pieces, and educational programs that run the gamut from specialized school tours to art and craft sessions for children. The museum boasts a research library and community meeting space for those who want to dive deeper into the region’s enthralling legacy.

Located at 100 East Main Street in Ventura. More on the Museum at venturamuseum.org.

$18 for $30 at The Landing Grill and Sushi Bar in Westlake Village


Grab this deal while it lasts. $18 for $30 worth of food and drinks at The Landing Grill and Sushi Bar at Westlake Lake, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, #109, Westlake Village. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating beside the lake, enjoying sushi, bento boxes, pastas, entrees like sesame crusted seared ahi, stir frys and more.


This deal will not last long at bit.ly/TheLandingWLV (affiliate link).

$12.50 Lunch for Two at Stone Oven at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks

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Here's a deal that's hard to beat. Two sandwiches and two sides at Stone Oven at The Oaks for just $12.50 (valued up to $20). Quite the bargain if you are looking for an inexpensive and tasty lunch. 

I have eaten at Stone Oven and approve of multiple sandwiches they offer up, such as the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich and Garlic and Basil Chicken Sandwich. 

Grab this deal before it goes away at bit.ly/StoneOvenTODeal (affiliate link)

50% Off Bike Rentals From Wheel Fun Rentals in Ventura


Grab this deal before it goes away! $15 for $30 or $30 for $60 towards bike rentals with Wheel Fun Rentals at their two Ventura locations - near the pier and at the Ventura State Beach Picnic Area. A great opportunity to rent a surrey, deuce couple or bicycles to enjoy the promenade at Ventura Beach!

Get this limited time deal via the Groupon Local website at bit.ly/WheelFun.

Birthday Freebies at Eateries In and Around Ventura County

It's your birthday and no one has called to wish you happy birthday, you've received no cards in the mail and no one has even wished you happy birthday via Facebook! Well, not to worry, there are local eateries in Ventura County and adjacent areas that will give you something for FREE on your birthday. 

Some of these eateries require that you sign up in advance and receive a certificate via email while others let you come in, show your ID and partake. 

For a compilation of local area birthday freebies as well as restaurant rewards programs (where you can earn free food by signing up and/or repeat visits, click THIS LINK.

50% Off Skydiving in Camarillo!

Something to consider to cross off of your bucket list...Travelzoo is offering 50% off of a skydive right here at the Camarillo Airport in Ventura County with Skydive Coastal California.

No, you don't have to do it alone...for $149 (50% off regular price of $299), due a tandem skydive any day of the week (subject to availability) through March 2018. The freefall lasts up to 40 seconds and reaches speeds of 120 mph. $9 booking fee is an additional cost, paid directly to the merchant.

Talk about a thrill! Learn more at www.skydivecoastalcalifornia.com.

Get your discounted voucher at bit.ly/SkydiveCamarillo (affiliate link)

Up to 36% Off "Paint Nite" at Locations in Thousand Oaks and Adjacent Areas

Paint Nite is a two hour session at a local bar or restaurant where you can create your own masterpiece under the guidance of a local artist. No experience necessary and all the supplies are provided. Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.

Groupon Local is offering up to 36% off admission for up to four adults at bit.ly/PaintNiteTO (affiliate link).