If you haven’t heard of (or used) Groupon yet, then you’re either a newbie, like paying full price, or don’t understand it. I won’t comment on the first two, but I’d like to give just a touch of insight into the third one.
Groupon is a site that offers local coupons to those who sign up (it’s free and painless to sign up). You choose your area and then Groupon emails you coupons, sales, and discounts to local businesses or products near you. They only email you when a coupon’s available in your area. After you purchase, they email you what you bought (not immediately, but within a day or so. That’s it!
My Experience So Far: The first thing I ever bought from them was an Amazon gift certificate. It was a $20 gift certificate for $10. Way too good to pass up. My second (and only other) purchase was a gift certificate to one of my favorite restaurants. It was a $50 gift certificate for $25! Again, way too good to pass up. They’ve sent me emails over the past several months for massage, carpet cleaning, and other discounts that I don’t use so I didn’t buy. But those two deals made it worth my while, even though the majority of them I don’t use…but I remain hopeful for better goodies in my inbox soon
For those of you who are coupon queens like me, Ebates is an awesome site. But use it wisely…don’t just shop for stuff you don’t need (it’s tempting!), but rather use the site to shop for things that you were going to buy anyway
i hate getting hit with a 411 surcharge on my cell phone, so i was happy to find this little nugget. instead of dialing “411″ for information, dial “1-800-GOOG-411″.
according to their video, if your phone has internet access you can also get a map of the neighborhood around the business you’re looking up.
most importantly, it’s free.
i thought everyone knew that amazon offers groceries (bulk) for sale on their site, but when i’ve mentioned it to people they say they never realized. the catch (if you want to call it that) is that they sell in bulk, so if you want a box of kellogg’s cereal you have to buy a large quantity of them. sort of the “online costco”?
they seem to have really taken off with their organic foods section and eco-friendly household products, so if “organic and green” is your deal then you’ll definitely like their selections.
they usually have some very good sales (that change pretty often) so if you’re interested, here’s the direct link to the groceries sale page: