Great Advice from Around the Web
Over lunch, my co-worker informed me that the incredible Living Social deal that was supposed to get me $20 of Whole Foods groceries for just $10 expired yesterday. D'oh! I had just surveyed my collection of daily deals the other day -- how did I fail to notice this looming expiration date?
Clearly, my daily-deal savvy is lacking. So here is some advice from others around the Web on how to make the most of Groupons, Living Social deals and other similar offerings.
"Even if you pass the deadline of the "promotional value" of your deal, you can still redeem the purchase value of it. For example, if you paid $15 for $45 of sushi and you forget to use the deal before it expires, you can still get your $15 with your voucher. It's always best to check the terms of your individual deal, but generally, this is the case."
Tips & Sites for Organizing Daily Deals & Managing Coupon Clutter [The Digerati Life]
"The first step to getting organized is to set up a separate email address for your daily deals. I never use the same email address for those designated for personal bills, correspondence or business contacts."
Savvy Tip: Sell Your Unused Coupons on CoupRecoup [Savvy Sugar]
"For people who have a stash of old coupons from sites like PopSugar City, Groupon, and LivingSocial -- CoupRecoup will be your new best friend. The site is pretty much the Craigslist for online coupons, and I actually managed to sell two coupons that were going to expire soon."
Resolved: Limit Coupon Use [Bucks Blog at NYTimes.com]
"First, I will make a list of all of the goods for which I would actually need or want an online coupon. In this way, I'll be able to instantly overlook any deal that doesn't fit into my predetermined list. Second, I'll limit myself to buying just one of these per month."
Does Groupon Beat Frugality? [The Simple Dollar]
"I'm spending $30 on something I don't really need that I would have never been aware of without that offer appearing in my inbox. That's simply not a good deal."
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