Social media seems to be infiltrating every aspect of our lives, and that includes shopping.
Indeed, social shopping is made possible with daily deal sites that allow you to take advantage of great prices on purchases from food to clothing.
Daily deal sites can be a great way to score a good deal, but you do need to be careful.
Make sure that daily deal sites aren't costing you more, by encouraging you to make impulse purchases.
If you have it all under control, and if you are ready to see what savings are available to you, here are 7 daily deal sites that can help show you how to save money:
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Top Daily Deal Sites
- Groupon: This is the granddaddy of the social saving sites. You can save up to 75% on purchases with the help of Groupon.
- LivingSocial: Get targeted deals for your specific local area. Not only can you save money, but if your friends use your referral code to buy the same deal, you actually end up getting it for free. I like to sign up for LivingSocial deals in cities where I know I'll be traveling — just so I get some solid discounts no matter where I go.
- Moolala: For another twist on daily deal sites, try Moolala. Not only can you get good deals on a variety of purchases, but you can also set up a “PayMatrix” that allows you to earn a little cash back when your referrals make purchases through Moolala.
- Roozt: For the eco-conscious saver out there, you can find some great deals on Roozt. You get daily deals from companies that are environmentally responsible. If you are concerned about the cost of green items, you can get a good discount by heading to this helpful web site.
- Gilt City: This site is all about the exclusive experiences in particular cities. While you can choose national deals, your best bet is to sign up for a city near where you live, or that you plan to visit. You can find cool experiences and deals that are specific to the city, and get the insider track on what's available to you.
- KGB Deals: Use this site to find national deals, as well as local deals. Most of the deals are available for a week, so that gives you more time to peruse your options. It reduces some of the impulsivity associated with many daily deal sites.
- Yipit: Why check your daily deals on several sites when you can have them all aggregated in one place. Yipit provides you with a way to keep track of all of the daily deals coming in, and can help you find the best deals in your area. Even if your city isn't listed, you can still find a variety of good deals in the same place.
- Gobza. This a new site that Jason from OneMoneyDesign.com turned me onto. What makes Gobza different is that they provide the ability to search for deals or GobzaOffers when you want them and NOT by flooding your inbox. Check out Jason's Gobza review.
As long as you pay attention to the terms, and use your deal before it expires, you can find savings with daily deal sites. Carefully consider what best suits your style, and make an effort to incorporate your daily deal sites into your regular buying plan/budget.
What is your favorite daily deal site?