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Yachts, ‘Wicked’ and discounted pizza: The best July Groupon deals in Philly

These are the can’t-miss hot deals of the month.

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If you’re just realizing that your bank account is getting um, thin as we head toward the end of the summer months, you’re not alone.

Luckily, we’ve compiled some ways for you to still enjoy what’s left of the nice weather without breaking the bank. So here are the best Groupon deals available right now in Philly (though some of the promotions we highlighted last time are still available):

1. Go yachting on the Delaware

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What the deal is: Hop on the Ben Franklin Yacht at Penn’s Landing for a tour of the area that’s complete with a tour guide, light appetizers and other refreshments that are available for purchase. Trips usually take place on Sundays at 1 p.m., but there is some availability on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m.

How much it costs: You have the choice of a 90-minute tour for two people for $60 or a 90-minute tour for four people for $115.

The fine print: Promotional value expires Oct. 29. Limit two per person, may buy two additional as gifts.

2. See ‘Wicked’ at the Academy of Music

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What the deal is: This one could get *popular.* Broadway sensation “Wicked” — the story of what happened in the Land of Oz told from a different perspective — is coming to Philadelphia’s Academy of Music Concert Hall, and discounts are available via Groupon.

How much it costs:

  • Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m. – $126.25 for the Parquet Center section (as opposed to $169)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 7: 30 p.m. – $123.75 for the Parquet Center section (as opposed to $149)

The fine print: Though this offer is available on Groupon, the promotion was made available through another third party, so Groupon discount codes aren’t accepted. All sales are final.

3. Get discounted apps and entrees in Manayunk

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Couch Tomato Bistro on Groupon

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What the deal is: You can save at least 20 bucks on food with this deal at the Couch Tomato Bistro in Manayunk. The menu includes New York style thin-crust gourmet pizzas, as well as salads, pastas, burgers, entrees and house-made soups. The restaurant’s located at 102 Rector St.

How much it costs: Choose between two options:

  • $29 for any appetizer and any two items from the pizza, pasta, burger and entree categories of the menu ($49.50 value)
  • $29 for any gluten-free appetizer with any two gluten-free items from the pizza, pasta, burger and entree categories of the menu ($51 value)

The fine print: Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Limit one per visit. Limit one per table. Valid for dine-in only.

4. Drink a ton of mojitos

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What the deal is: Join the Philly Mojito March on Aug. 12 and sip on eight different mojitos from different venues in Center City. There will be food specials, too. The event begins at Fox & Hound at 1501 Spruce St.

How much it costs: $35 for one ticket (as opposed to $69.57) or $69 for two tickets (as opposed to $139.14).

The fine print: Promotional value expires Aug. 12. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Check-in between noon and 3 p.m. the day of the event only.

5. Discounted tickets to the African American Museum

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African American Museum on Groupon

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What the deal is: Visit ​the African American Museum in Philadelphia at Seventh and Arch to see African American heritage and culture in four exhibition galleries filled with history and art. This particular deal gives you a choice of either single admission tickets or a one-year “family membership.”

How much it costs: Choose from three options:

  • $14 for admission for two ($28 value)
  • $26 for admission for four ($56 value)
  • $65 for a one-year family membership, for two adults and four children ($75 value). According to the Museum, family memberships include: free admission to the museum for a year plus discounts at the museum shop, discounted parking rates for some events, invitations to exhibit openings and special events, and discounted admission to the Art Sanctuary.

The fine print: Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Limit two per person, may buy two additional as gifts.

6. See Earth, Wind & Fire at Wells Fargo

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What the deal is: Earth, Wind & Fire is teaming up with CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers and bringing their 2054 tour to the Wells Fargo Center on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.

How much it costs:

  • $35 for one ticket for floor seating in sections 7 or 9 or lower bowl seating in sections 102 or 112 (up to $81.25 value). See the seating chart here.
  • $45 for one ticket for floor seating in sections 4-6 or lower bowl seating in sections 101, 113, 114, or 124 (up to $103.50 value).

The fine print: Promotional value expires August 1st. Limit eight per person.

7. Eat discounted ice cream in Chestnut Hill

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What the deal is: Hit up Bredenbeck’s Bakery at 8126 Germantown Ave. for Bassett’s ice cream that’s churned right here in Philly. They offer a variety of flavors including dark chocolate chip, strawberry, cherry vanilla, Guatemalan ripple, mint chocolate chip, vanilla, birthday cake and salted caramel.

How much it costs: Choice of:

  • $12 for two vouchers, each good for $10 toward ice cream
  • $9 for $15 toward ice cream

The fine print: Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Limit one per person and one per visit.

8. Go roller skating in Mayfair

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What the deal is: Going on a date? Have a family? Just like roller skating for some reason? Hit up Rolling Thunder Skating Center at 7017 Roosevelt Blvd. In addition to the roller rink, this place is outfitted with “rides,” arcade games, skeeball and its own pizzeria.

How much it costs: Choose between two options:

  • $19 for skate center admission and skate rental for two, along with two ride tickets each (a $29 value)
  • $34 for skate center admission and skate rental for four, along with two ride tickets each (a $58 value)

The fine print: Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Limit one per person, may buy one additional as a gift. Limit one per visit.

9. Big discounts on African food in Southwest

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Le Mandingue African Restaurant on Groupon

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What the deal is: Get a big discount on West African cuisine at Le Mandingue African Restaurant located at 6620 Woodland Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia.

How much it costs: Choice of:

  • $12 for a $20 value toward a meal for two or more
  • $20 for a $40 value toward a meal for four or more

The fine print: Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Limit one per person, may buy one additional as gift. Limit one per visit and one per table.