Sunday, March 28, 2010


I have a problem. It comes in the combination of two of my favorite things: the internet and coupons.

Enter Groupon, Living Social, CrowdCut, and DealStork.

The basic premise of all of these sites is: we give you ridiculously good deals on restaurants, massages, etc but only offer it for purchase for a limited time (24 hours).

I have already bought into 3 deals. One for a new Indian place in town (I paid $25 for $50), an 80-minute facial (I paid $45 for a $97 value), and one for a restaurant in Uptown (again $25 for $50).

I don't know what it is about these deals that make me purchase impulsively. Perhaps it is the scarcity effect and that I only have 1 day to decide if I want the deal so I better act now. OR, it could be the deal itself. Who doesn't love 50% off. I still haven't actually REDEEMED any of these deals...clearly a very important part of actually realizing the cost savings, but I plan to very soon.

Also of recent obsession are similarly structured clothes and travel deals. My daily route includes Rue-La-La, Luxury Link, Jet Setter, The Fairest, and Steep and Cheap. From designer duds, to sports gear, these sites offer goods for a severely discounted price.

Last year, Nate and I bought our anniversary trip from Luxury link and it was a KILLER deal and great place. We actually just booked our next anniversary trip through Luxury Link as well, and are just getting the final details worked out.

The moral of this story, or I guess post is more appropriate, is that the internet rocks my world. I can't pass up a good deal. And, I hope sharing all of these links help you get a good deal too. Oh...and some of these sites require an 'invitation' so if you are interested, let me know and I'll hook it up.

Happy deal hunting!


Anonymous said...

A local company here has I have never used it but they have been around a while. I have really thought about making a pair of jeans for impulsive people like you. The model name of the jean is "On Sale". The company name is "50% Off". No need to advertise as it is built in. "THE JEANS ON SALE BY 50% OFF". YOU would have to purchase them. Oh yeah, the jeans are put together by ridgie children with buck teeth and a lisp for maximum profit, and if you don't forward this to eleventeen people in 3 minutes they will still have bad luck...
Uncle Todd

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love a deal? Your dad would say if it is such a great deal - why didn't you buy 2? AND...Todd - YOU Crack me Up! Love Mom

Nate Hanson said...

By the way, I wish you could all see this girl's (Greta) face light up when she finds a good deal on any of the above mentioned websites. Her eyes twinkle, her voice is thick with excitement, and her fingers hover above the mouse button waiting to press 'CONFIRM'. It truly is amazing to see someone smile, giggle, and shake when getting a good deal on Groupon. Happy Hunting Honey!

Becca said...

Ooooh! I totally want to know where your next trip is.
I live my married travel life vicariously through you you know...