How Groupon, Living Social, and Other Amazing Deal Sites Can Save You $$$
Amazing savings are just an email away. It's true. Thanks to sites like Groupon and Living Social, you can get amazing deals--on things like restaurants, museums, spa treatments, hotel rooms, and more-- sent straight to your e-mail every single day.
Okay, you say. Let's get specific: What kind of deals?
Well, how about these recent deals from Groupon:
I had signed up to get their e-mails for several weeks before I took the plunge, getting 50% off a one-year family membership to the Mariner's Museum in Newport News. So we can make unlimited visits for just a little more than it would have cost for ONE visit. What a deal!
How does it work? Just go to their site, sign up to receive e-mails for the city (or cities) you want to follow. Every day, you get notified of the new deal. Not interested in a particular deal? Just delete the e-mail.
If you DO find a deal you do want, just click on the link, and use a credit card to purchase the deal. You'll get a link to a voucher which you can print or bring on a mobile device to the business to get the deal.
The deal site Living Social.com works the same way, and has amazing deals too. I'm so sold on these deal sites that I've signed up to receive notification of deals in three different cities.
So I can buy deals for me, my in-laws, my parents, etc., that they can use where they live. It's a great way to get the perfect gift for those you love, without spending full price!
Save even more!
You can even get up to $10 by referring friends! Livingsocial.com has a deal-sharing feature; buy the deal and you'll get a unique link to share. If three people buy the deal using your link, your deal is free.
One caveat: Deals often only last 1-4 days or so, so act fast!
To sign up for deals on Groupon.com, click here.
To sign up for deals on Living Social, click here.
Here are more deal sites you should check out:
Cities on the Cheap
Get on the email list of www.citiesonthecheap.com and you'll get daily (or almost daily) notifications of a variety of deals and discounts. Deals I've seen have included:
To sign up for Cities on the Cheap notifications, click here.
I just recently got cued into SlickDeals.net. Since it's more focused on deals like discounts on TVs, Blue Ray disc players, and clothing like Land's End vests, rather than on discounts on attractions, museums, and restaurants (all the things that make my heart go pitter patter), I'm less into SlickDeals.net.