If you’re a bargain hunter, you must sign up for your local Daily Deals sites. Online Deals platforms offer merchant discounts that typically start at a LOW 50 percent off and might just offer as much as a 90 percent discount. One in Canada, the new TikTok, only publishes FREE offers.
While many of these offers are entertainment-focused – and perhaps not always for those of you strapped for cash – cheap prices on every day basic needs are starting to pop up everywhere on these sites. You could get your carpets cleaned for at least half off, and have your home inspected for termites or its air conditioning system assessed. You might well find a special on auto detailing or oil change, or a really nice deal on a shampoo and cut. I’ve twice had the carpets cleaned throughout my entire home for less than $50, by signing up for the Phoenix-based DealRadar Daily Deals aggregator. DealRadar goes out and scouts the various local Daily Deals sites, organizes them into categories and emails me every day with the latest local bargains.
The best known Daily Deals site, Groupon, lets you “deal personalize.” That means that you tell Groupon a little about yourself including what kinds of Deals you want to hear about, and you’ll get just those categories of discounts emailed to you.
Some other interesting Deals sites:
Housetipper.com – Focuses on real estate and home improvement.
Certifikid – While only in DC and a few other mid-Atlantic regions, local residents might find some fun and cheap things to do with visiting grandkids on this site. The Living On the Cheap Network also offers a number of local sites that include family entertainment. There’s FloridaKeysonTheCheap.com, for example, for those of you in the sunny southern state.
American Express – If you have an American Express card you can sign up for Daily Deals that will be sent to you by way of Twitter.
Kostizi – This Deals platform gives you a swipe card so not only do you not have to worry about printing out and stuffing your wallet with all that paper, you can as well retain the unused portion of a Deal for a later return.
LivingSocial – A huge national Daily Deals site.
Google Offers – this is brand new by the search behemoth. While it’s not the only one doing this, Google Offers lets you save the Deal to your smart phone. All you have to do to redeem the coupon is show your phone screen to the merchant.
Sciddy.com – This site claims to offer Daily Deals for those of us 50 or older, but it’s really sending you to Groupon where you might find something senior-focused. There are senior-specific discount coupons on Sciddy, however. You can even add a local discount to the site when you hear about one and would like to share it.
There are literally hundreds of Daily Deals sites big and small, and local, regional, national and perhaps even global. Do an online search for “Daily Deals Your City” and you’re sure to find a few bargains you can use. Good hunting!