If you are like me, you love saving money. Daily deals are more than a phenomenon, they have become a staple of the Internet. In fact, there are so many new bargains each day that it has become necessary to develop the technology to track them: deal aggregators. Think of these sites as sort of stock tickers of bargains that are updated 24 hours a day. Sites like FatWallet.com represent a deal lovers' paradise. Note that in this article I am only featuring sites that are nationwide and cast a wider net than just deals in a particular city (these types of aggregators are very useful for Groupon type deals but we won't be focusing on them here).
Fat Wallet also has a program that allows shoppers to earn cash back. Just grab your free membership, go to the 'cash back' tab and start shopping. Fat Wallet will also pay you $5 for each friend that signs up and makes a $25 purchase.
Another site that I really like is Brad's Deals. You can subscribe to their daily e mail blast (which I have done) and receive a list of the hottest deals sent directly to your e mail. Brad's Deals, like Fat Wallet, offers a wide variety of deals but also adds to the mix printable coupons. For those that would think that these sites are simply for online Groupon type deals, you would be wrong. For example, Brad's deals (and many of the other sites listed below) offer access to plenty of local deals that you would never likely see a Groupon for (local grocery stores, chain restaurants, etc...).
Other Hot Deal Aggregators To Check Out
One common sense warning on all of this. It can be very easy to get online, grab your credit card, and start spending. I have caught myself making unnecessary purchases all in the name of 'saving money.' Remember that it is not a good deal if it is not in your budget. If you follow this simple rule you won't end up 'saving your way' into the poorhouse. Another suggestion is to establish a separate e mail account that you use to sign up for the daily deal e mail blasts. This will keep the flurry of deals from clogging up your regular e mail account.
I just love these sites! I would be very interested in your comments and recommendations on your favorite daily deal sites. Please use the comments section below and we can start a conversation.
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