With the summer’s tourism push heating up and tens of thousands of families flocking to all the area’s best attractions and restaurants, we’re smack dab in the middle of coupon season here in Myrtle Beach.
That’s right, its that time of year when discount books begin to fly off the shelves, folks begin pouring over the coupon racks for the flyers with the best offers and thrifty last-minute planners scour the hotel booking sites, desperately looking for rates they can afford.
Luckily, Myrtle Beach didn’t just become know as one of the most affordable destinations on the East Coast overnight — we’ve earned that reputation through years of competitive attractions offering great deals and deep discounts to lure guests in.
So in order to help you get the best of these thousands of deals and offers floating around, we’ve put together a quick list of 20 great resources for finding deals in Myrtle Beach. From coupon books to websites to mobile apps, there’s a little something for everyone here…now it’s up to you to find the offers that are best for your family!
1. Monster Coupon Book
Probably the most recognizable coupon book in Myrtle Beach due to its signature cover featuring an illustration of a lizard-like Monster. But once you get past the eye-catching — some might say hideous — cover, Monster Coupon book offers 144 pages of discounts including hundreds of coupons that will save you money at area restaurants, attractions, shopping destinations and golf courses. Click here
2. GoToMyrtleBeach.com Summer Visitors Guide
Perhaps we’re a little biased here, but we think our Summer Visitors Guide is filled with great information on the area’s top 100 attractions and much more. It features more than 30 great offers and discounts from Myrtle Beach attractions, shops and restaurants and is available at 300+ locations around town. Download it for free or get more details here.
3. Sunny Day Guide
With more than 40 years in the coupon game, these folks know how to do it right. There’s 200+ coupons and offers in the print version and the website offers and easy-to-print downloadable PDF with all the current deals. Click here
4. Myrtle Beach Bucks
This coupon guide is compact enough to fit in your pocket and filled with great local deals. Its sister publication Myrtle Beach Guide also has coupons and information on Myrtle Beach attractions and both offer online deals, subscriptions and mobile coupon apps. Click here.
5. Banner Book
Find the latest version around town for all sorts of offers and coupons or visit the website to capitalize on these deals now. Click here.
1. The Ultimate Myrtle Beach Discount Card
This card, produced by Myrtle Beach Promotions, costs $20 and has offers from more than 300 businesses around the Grand Strand. You can order online and have it shipped to your home or hotel and they’ll even meet you to deliver a card if you’re already in town. Click here.
2. MyGolf Membership Club
This golf membership club company based in North Myrtle Beach offers discounts not only on tee times but also lodging, entertainment and dining and extends not only to the Myrtle Beach area but also to 16 U.S. states and Canada. For $49.99 per year you’ll get access to deals for you and up to three friends that could allow you to save a pretty penny on your next golf trip. Click here.
3. Myrtle Beach Golf Passport
This card offered by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association costs $39 each and boasts “multiple rounds of play at more Myrtle Beach area courses than any other discount card available.” The card allows its holder and up to 3 guests access to discounted greens and cart fees at more than 80 golf courses from Georgetown to Southport, N.C. Click here.
4. VMB Card
If you’re still looking for a place to stay and would like to consider one of the hotels & resorts owned by the Vacation Myrtle Beach management group — which includes 14 properties such as Captain’s Quarters, Hotel Blue, Crown Reef Resort and others — then the VMB card might be an option for you. This “exclusive” card claims it can save a family of four up to $374 on their trip and even offers a sample itinerary of things to do for a great vacation. Click here.
5. Myrtle Maniac VIP Club Card
This nightlife-centric discount card is targeted to college aged and younger visitors who are visiting for Spring Break and Senior Week festivities. Though the season for it is winding down, when in season it offers admission to clubs, cover charges, food deals and an entire “party program” for as little as $40. Click here.
Daily deals site similar to Groupon run by our sister publication, The Sun News. It features regular offers on attractions, restaurants and local businesses of 50% or more! Click here.
2. VisitMyrtleBeach.com Coupons page
Run by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, this website offers deals and coupons broken down into various categories such as amusement, restaurants, golf, shopping and watersports. It also offers a free downloadable coupon guide with dozens of coupons and offers. Click here
3. FunBeaches.com Coupons page
This page has lots of great information on individual restaurants and businesses offering deals. It’s maintained by a longtime local and updated regularly. Click here
4. MyrtleBeach.com Deals page
Another “social shopping” site run by radio/media company NextMedia with limited-time-only deals that allow for deep discounts on attractions, restaurants and services. Click here.
1. Tanger Outlets Coupons
Both of the locations of this outlet shopping center highlight deals and coupons that are available at their many retailers online. They also offer coupon books on-site for $5 that give further discounts and have an exclusive Tanger members club for even more deals. Check out the coupon page for the U.S. 17 location here or the U.S. 501 location here.
2. Myrtle Beach Mobile App
This smartphone app offers directory information on attractions, events, weather and more, as well as coupons and discounts for all your Myrtle Beach travel needs. Available for free download on your iPhone or Android mobile device. Click here.
3. Broadway at the Beach & Barefoot Landing
Now that both of the area’s largest shopping/entertainment complexes are owned by the Burroughs & Chapin company, they have adopted similar websites. Each one has a page dedicated to exclusive deals from the retailers and attractions at that destination. Check out the Broadway page here or the Barefoot page here.
4. Myrtle Beach Water Parks deals
All three of the area’s largest water parks offer online coupons or discounts. Wild Water & Wheels has a Sunday & Monday rate of $16.98 available here, Myrtle Waves is offering free next day passes here and Splashes Water Park at Family Kingdom has a $2 OFF coupon here.
5. Ripley’s attractions
Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach and the Ripley’s attractions along Ocean Boulevard — including Believe It Or Not! museum, the Huanted Adventure and 5D Moving Theatre — each offer $1 OFF tickets purchased online. There’s also savings up to 33% when you purchase combo tickets for more than one attraction. Click here.