Sunday, March 20, 2011
Four Deal Sites To Join And Follow
DealPop is owned by WhitePages so we know we can trust them. Their deals are with some of the lesser known brands or products, but still very valuable when you see something you like. (Update: DealPop was acquired by TIPPR in May 2011 and as part of the agreement has shutdown their website and service.)
Groupon needs no introduction as it started the craze. They have the best deals on national chains and brands as well as compelling coupons for local services and businesses. There biggest selling deal was a $50 Gap gift certificate for $25. By far, I use them the most.
LivingSocial hit the big time with its Amazon gift card offer; spending $10 got you $20 on Amazon.com. The deals they have can be a bit low brow on the local scene. Watch out for their national deals though, I have snagged some really nice offers.
LevelUp is new in the arena. They are owed by SCVNGR (a location check-in service that is funded in part by Google). Since they are so new I have not found an offer compelling enough to buy. Their innovation is that when you purchase a deal you unlock a second deal for the same vendor that is even better.
*As a bonus, if you like the outdoors, Steep and Cheep and The Clymb are a must.