Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monday’s Money-Saving Tips

Have you become acquainted with Groupon yet?  When you sign up with Groupon, you will get one email a day offering you the opportunity to snag an awesome deal.  Each day’s deal is different, and it’s specific to your metropolitan area.

I’ve been getting the emails for about a month now.  When I signed up, I received a coupon code for $10 off my first deal.  A few days before it expired, the deal was a year’s subscription to Midwest Living for $5.  Since I needed to use the coupon, I snagged a free magazine subscription.

Recently the deal was for $50 worth of merchandise at a certain store for $25 (I can’t be specific, because I’m giving it as a gift).  I still had $5 left on the coupon, so I got a $50 certificate, but paid only $20.

Other recent deals have included

  • $25 for $50 worth of merchandise at The Gap
  • $12 for $30 worth of stuff at Once Upon a Child
  • $20 for 5 tickets to a popular area children’s museum ($44 value)
  • $10 for $25 worth at a well-liked local restaurant

Pretty good deals!  You won’t be interested in every offer, but it’s always up to you whether you purchase or not.  If not, just delete the day’s email and you won’t hear about it again.  If you like it, click on the “buy” button, and it will take you to the website, where you will follow instructions for payment and redeeming the deal.  There will also be the option of buying it as a gift for someone else.

You will also receive a unique referral link to share with friends.  If they join Groupon within 72 hours of clicking your link, you will get $10 in Groupon bucks when they make their first purchase.  I don’t want to come off as a mooch, but if you choose to sign up, here’s my link, just in case :)  (Then you can share your link with your blog readers!)

Now it’s your turn.  Party rules:

  • share a money-saving tip that will help others
  • you must link back to me in your post, preferably using my button code, which you can get in my right side column
  • link to your specific party post, and not your general home page
  • please be polite and visit several other participants and leave a nice comment
  • I will delete entries that don’t link back to me or do not fit the party theme; I’m not mean, I just gotta follow the rules

Linky will close Monday Nov. 8 at 11:59 pm central.


Richella said...

Hey Holly! Thanks for the tip about Groupon--I signed up some time ago, but I really hadn't paid much attention to the offers lately. Based on what you've said here, I'm going to start opening those emails and just seeing what's offered!

I linked up a post with a special LEGO deal at Target--as well as a review of one of my favorite LEGO products. :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

My sister told me about Groupon once, but I didn't pay too much attention. :s Thanks for filling us in on the details! :)

Amanda said...

Thanks for the groupon details I always see the little ad but figured it was more of a scam/not really anything. I used your link to sign up! Hope you get something good!! :)

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I joined Groupon a while back, but most of the deals are about 50 miles away in the bigger city nearby. Many of the offers are quite tempting, but I'm too lazy to drive that far. ;-)

I linked up my so-called "beauty secrets".

Xazmin said...

Oooh, what a fun party? I need to pay more attention on Mondays!! I have joined Groupon, but so far haven't used it - not for lack of good deals - just luxeries that aren't currently in the budget! But I am waiting for that wonderful day to come when I will snag that deal!