Part 1: 8 Daily Deal Sites

by Kay Lynn

Let´s Deal, Swedish Daily Deals Kickstarts By Beating Groupon´s First Three-Month SalesLongtime 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.

1. Groupon. This is the first daily deal site I used and it changed the way I buy certain services and events.  It is now available for over 150 cities.

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.

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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.

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Money Reasons November 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

Isn’t the internet great to have such great deals! Plus there are always new ones popping up all the time 🙂

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Kay Lynn November 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Money Reasons, one of the sites I bought movie tickets via Living Social went out of business (weeklycinema.com). It’s not a lot of money so I’m not too concerned, but am waiting to see how Living Social handles it.

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Everyday Tips November 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I had not heard of a couple of these website. Thanks for sharing- I love saving money!!

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youngandthrifty November 12, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I haven’t heard of Plumdistrict or Eversave, but have looked at Living Social. Seems like everyone and their kitchen sink is getting on the daily deal site creation bandwagon 🙂

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Kay Lynn November 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Young and Thrifty, it does seem like there are new ones every day. You have some unique offerings in Canada that aren’t available in the states (and I presume vice versa).

Everyday Tips, you’re welcome. I’m always on the lookout for a new way to stretch our budget.

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