Hands-down, the most oft-used phrase of my 30s will be: “I have a Groupon” I’m pretty sure my husband recites this in his sleep because he hears me say it so often. I love Groupon, Living Social, and the like (Mamasource, Eversave, Plum District, etc.) of such deal-scoring/money-saving sites. Primarily, I am in love because I feel like these deals allow my family to do loads of stuff we could otherwise not afford. Dinner out for 72% off? Sign me up. Haircut and highlight for $40? I’m there. Radioflyer tricycle for half price? Birthday present done. I am obviously obsessed with online bargain shopping, so these sites fit right in and work incredibly well for us.
A few words of warning…Like anything on sale: just b/c it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s for you. Sure, the very groovy iPod earphones are a great deal, but I don’t really need them. Also, always read the fine print. Expiration dates do mean something and often, you can’t combine Groupons with other coupons, so may not be as awesome as a savings as I could hope. And always check out the product/service site itself before you buy a deal for the business. Some places are so expensive, that even if you have a deal code for $25 off, it will almost useless b/c the original prices are so obscene.
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Obviously, however, if you ever get a deal offer for Justin singing toothbrushes–stock up–perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…