The Savings Craze

If you are an internet hound than you have either hounded or been hounded by the coupon/deal craze.

Many businesses are taking to the cyber world to offer us specials. Sites such as  Groupon, Living Social, Woot and Shnoop are looking for us to choose their item of the day and purchase at a sizable discount.

These items may not necessarily be on your “need” list, but seeing an item at 50% (or more) off can be quite the incentive.

Judy Levine of You’ve Got To Get It (YGGI) shares that “From the customer/client point view, the Chicago deal websites offer a way for people to visit and experience businesses they wouldn’t normally visit. In today’s economic times, all of the sites give Chicagoans a way to visit businesses at a fraction of the cost.”

Because many of today’s online services offer local discounts, it is the perfect way for you to connect on a more intimate level, with the businesses within your community. Building a commitment with each other can both strengthen the economy and garner lifelong relationships.

From cupcakes to strollers, these substantial savings may be just the ticket when something that alluded your home, for being out of your budget, can finally be reigned in.

Signing up for a particular website account and becoming a recipient of these deals, can often be worth the set up and email barrage. I have personally received an awesome deal on a cut and blow-dry that normally went for $120. Paying just $50 enabled me to get a stylish day at the salon and still afford gas for the ride home!

These sites are becoming more and more prevalent. Choosing one or two and garnering the benefits can be fun and fulfilling. They are also more fun than stuffing your pockets with coupons you have cut out of a paper or magazine.

Squidoo offers a list of a few if you’d like to try some out. Enjoy!


20 year civil servant who enjoys social media, being a mom, and sharing healthier, happier, lifestyle tips ~ most of the time that includes telling the world about you on my blogs!! Follow me @JustDwana

2 thoughts on “The Savings Craze

  • April 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I agree on signing up for emails. Sometimes people think it might be a hassle to get them every day but you never know when you’ll get an awesome deal to that restaurant you’ve always wanted to try but was never able to spare the extra cash. Thanks for the squidoo site, didn’t know about it before. I’ll have to check it out.

  • April 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks Sami, you are so right … sometimes patience packs a lot of punch!


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