Daily deal websites like Groupon and LivingSocial cater to the masses by offering discounts on everything from restaurants to massages. Now, a new group of websites is trying to target those deals to people’s specific shopping habits or their social networks’ recommendations. From discounts embedded in Internet ads to deals based on previous purchases, these companies want to take group buying to the next level.
Ever buy a Groupon or other daily deal voucher you never used? You have several options: write off the money you spent as a loss, try to sell the coupon on eBay or Craigslist, or take a more targetted approach, thanks to a handful of websites that have recently sprung up to act as a secondary market for those vouchers.
Daily deal websites aren’t only for the masses. From adventure travel to high-end shopping, a host of new group discount services are emerging to cater to niche markets. These sites aren’t nearly the size Groupon and LivingSocial in terms of subscribers, but what sets them apart is a focus on markets that so far have been underserved by the daily deal crowd.
Getting a deal is great. Getting one that gives back to charity is even better — especially at this time of year when many of us tend to open our hearts and wallets a little bit wider to share the holiday spirit with our loved ones and favorite charities.
Daily deal websites are widely popular these days, helping millions of consumers save anywhere from 50% to 90% on a wide variety of services and goods: from facials and fitness classes to cakes, clothes and bicycle repair. With a slew of deals available on any given day, have you ever wondered who actually these websites or what the most popular deals are? We, for one, were curious to find out — so we reached out to the biggest players in the field.
Daily deal websites are a dime a dozen these days, from Groupon, to Living Social and Tippr, to the hundreds of smaller sites aspiring to ride the wave of group buying success. The deals can be pretty great. But signing up to get all of the alerts means your inbox will be inundated with daily deal emails, not to mention the time you’ll spend sifting through to find those that meet your needs. Here are three services that do the work for you.
If the Internet and social networking taught us anything, it’s that there’s power in the masses. Group buying sites are all the rage these days, with tons to choose from. Before you start scouring the web for deals or overload your inbox with daily discounts, here’s a look at some of the sites worth checking out.
To cut waste and take advantage of the deals at warehouse retailers, households across the country are starting informal food buying clubs. While the clubs aren’t super structured, they do require organizing, planning and a level of flexibility to make them a success.