Think Before You Buy – Choosing Online Deals Responsibly

5 Jul

I love finding online deals, a lot. Probably even more than the average person does. I get excited every morning to see what the daily Groupon deal, CBS local offer, and Living Social deals are. Thankfully, I’m also cheap enough not to just buy these offers to satisfy my yearning desire for a sweet discount. These online deals are completely fabulous and can save you tons of money, but only when purchased responsibly.

Purchase online deals responsibly, then swim in the money you saved.

Follow These Golden Rules When Scouring Daily Online Deals:

1.) If you’re the kind of person who likes to explore new restaurants, hair salons, and other new-to-you businesses around the city, great, but if you’re not, keep that in mind before buying. If you find a Groupon deal, or any other daily online deals, for a business that you already go to, then by all means buy it. Otherwise, it might be best to pass on the offer, as you’re likely to end up not using it.

2.) Look for Living Social deals, and other online deals, near your home or office. Sure, a 50% off deal for a fancy restaurant is fabulous, but if it’s an hour away, there’s a good chance you’ll never end up using it.

3.) Whenever possible, look for online deals when you’re in need of a hair cut, manicure, pedicure, facial, waxing, or another salon service. There’s multiple offers of this sort offered each week. As long as you’re flexible as to which salon you go to, you can get an amazing deal.

4.) Use these deals as an excuse to try new restaurants in your neighborhood out. If you’ve been wanting to expand your horizons and find some new favorite spots, snap these deals up when the opportunity presents itself, and then go exploring.

5.) Keep track of your deals. Transfer them to a folder in your inbox, print them off, or whatever works for you. These hot little gems expire, so it’s important to keep track of them, so they don’t go to waste.

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