Friday, April 8, 2011

Addicted to deals

Lately, I have a new obsession - "deal" emails.  I think I get about 5 every day - Groupon, WagJag, Dealfind, TeamBuy, Swarm Jam.  I love these.  If you're not familiar with these kind of websites/emails, they offer a great deal on a product or service, usually 50% off or more, as long as enough people "buy in" to the deal.  The deals are only available for a limited time (usually only a day).  You have to pay in advance, and there's usually some "fine print" to go with each one, but I've gotten a few great deals.  Here's a few:
  • $39 for lash extensions and brow shaping (up to $224.97 value) at Lash Love - this is a bit of a splurge purchase.  I think it will be my birthday present or mother's day present.  This is something I'd probably never buy for myself at full price, but it's such a great deal, I figured that I deserved a little pampering. :)
  • $5 for $25 at Hu's Asian Bistro - I bought this deal a while ago and I'm saving it for next week for my birthday dinner with Carey.
  • $15 for $35 at Little Squeaky Feet - this actually was free for me, since I had enough credit in my account to cover it (when you refer friends to these sites, and they make purchases, you get credits towards future purchases!).  I'm very excited to get some of these shoes for Emmett.  We had a pair for Annika, and she loved them.  The best part of these shoes - the "squeakers" are removeable, so you can get rid of them when the squeaking gets old (which is after about 5 minutes).
  • $35 for $115 at Photobook Canada (online photobook site).  A while ago, I made a photobook of pictures of Annika from her first year, and gave one to each set of grandparents (and did one for us).  I'm planning to do the same for Emmett's first year, and I'm saving this deal for that.
Here's the websites for these deals, if you're interested (these are my specific referral links, so that I get credit if someone else makes purchase!). (I don't have a referral link for this one - haven't actually bought anything from Swarm Jam yet).

Just be careful - you may find yourself addicted too!!

1 comment:

Gin said...

We bought the Groupon for The Lobby on York. Had a wonderful dinner. Yes, it is pricy but we enjoyed it.