How to Customize Offers, Get the Most Out of Daily Deals
By (BIM) Mark Smith
(NewsUSA) - Daily deal sites exploded following the success of sites like Groupon and Living Social, and the multitude of options for discounts has left many consumers overwhelmed.
Overall, the opportunities for saving money are welcome, but sifting through dozens of emails offering an avalanche of deals you don't want or need gets tiresome. In the digital age of social media and instant smartphone gratification, there are better ways to get the most out of discount savings.
"If you wanted an Italian restaurant deal in Queens, and you found that LivingSocial didn't have one, you may have missed out because there may have been one on Gilt City," explains John Casson, the CEO and founder of Daily Deal Superstore -- a deal aggregator that brings together discounts and offers from across the web and compiles emails tailored to your interests. "This way, it takes the stress out of searching through several deal companies. We show all those Italian restaurant deals from all the companies."
From a collective search, including sites like Woot!, KGB Deals, Gilt City and Groupon, you can make your smartphone and Facebook page do the work for you. Daily Deal Superstore is a website that gathers deals from hundreds of deal companies, categorizes them, puts them in 10,000 different towns and cities and sends a customized email with offers relating to your interests and specified location. Basically, it's the only way to fully take advantage of online discounts.
If you have a smartphone, you can find deals on hotels, restaurants, gyms, what have you, within a mile of your location. Business trips just got a whole lot better.
Now, savvy shoppers can sign up for the easy-to-use Facebook app, which will automatically find relevant deals based upon your location and likes from your profile to provide even more relevant savings. "It will show you deals that relate to exactly where you are and what you like. We put out specifically what you like," Casson adds. "We do the work so you don't have to. It is simple and fast, and makes it easier not to miss out on deals."
Better yet, if you share the Facebook app or deals with friends, and they purchase an offer, you'll be rewarded with points that you can redeem for gift cards at your favorite store.