Thursday, November 3, 2011

How Do You Feel When You Score A Deal?



So one thing I learned through this entire storm drama is that you tend to appreciate the little things in life a lot more. You know, like when you check your email after a day or two and you find that you really don't mind all that annoying spam like you normally would. You may even actually open some of the six thousand discount offers you get in your inbox, because you can. I started thinking about the art of scoring a deal and the millions of websites out there where you can buy goods, products and services at deeply discounted prices.


Even Good Morning America has jumped on the discount bandwagon with their popular weekly segment called "Secret Steals and Deals" . Viewers can go to the GMA website and score promo code for coupons with deals up to 50% off selected goods and services. You've all seen the Living Social commercials that continuously and simultaneously offer lifestyle discounts within your community and city. Today you can shop on the cheap from the comfort of your home and score better deals by being a member of an exclusive offer group than actually "pounding the pavement" looking for a deal.

So today, I'm polling you bloggers to find out if you are excited about being able to find a reliable, reputable plumber to fix your clogged sink at a discount and a chic new haircut from the local " it "guy at half the price or if you just think the whole thing is a complete waste of time and inbox space. Tell me about your experiences with these new group discount sites and what you think about the future how we are offered consumer discounts.

Is all the hype worth it?




5 comments:

sybil law said...

I haven't actually used ANY of those sites, but a lot of my friends have, and they love it. Groupon, specifically. I don't like it, because a lot of times you have to buy 2 of something to get the deal - I mean, with everything, there's always a catch. Kind of like those effing coupons for stuff you might actually use, but don't want to buy 4 cans of something to get 75 cents off, or whatever.
However, I LOVE getting a deal. My favorite is searching online auction sites and finding furniture or art.

Heff said...

I usually just pay the girl full price in CASH afterwards, so she'll leave quietly....

Scope said...

Heff, sometimes that's a deal at twice the price. It's like the victim does their own body disposal, sort of like a self cleaning oven.

But back to Candy, we are just starting on a discount/deal site run by our grocery store chain, so we'll let you know.

MarkD60 said...

When I need or something I just go and buy it. If it's on sale, Hurray!

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