Longtime readers know I’m a fan of daily deal websites. It is how we stretch our budget dining out, on entertainment and more. It’s also a good source of gifts for friends and family in other parts of the country.
One of the sites I used earlier this year, Adility, has gone out of business! I thought it would be a good idea to list the ones I follow now.
Note most of these have an app for iPhones to use and buy their deals on the go.
Online deals will work for any city so look at other city deals when you have time. Groupon’s app is also available for Android phones.
2. Plum District. This newer site has fewer cities (labeled districts) but there is an everywhere deal if your area isn’t available.
Occasionally, deals from larger companies are offered as “Plum Steals” for even greater savings. This site has a blog for interactivity between the company and users.
3. Living Social. This network of deals expands beyond the United States to Canada and Europe. College and family versions are available for some schools and metro areas.
After purchasing a deal a buyer is given an unique referral link. When three other people use that link, the deal is free!
4. Eversave. The daily deals at this site are actually available for purchase for several days. Other features that distinguish this site include discussion about deals and a savings center with coupons, recipes and more.
While the number of cities is limited, most deals are online so you could subscribe to a nearby city and take advantage of offers. There doesn’t seem to be a smart phone app for this site.
Next week’s part two of this article will feature four other daily deal sites. Subscribing to these is free and may end up saving you money on items you would have bought anyway.