Deal Hunters: Unite!
As if your inbox weren’t crowded enough with the crush of daily emails from local deal sites Groupon, Eversave, Buy With Me, LivingSocial, et al., Fort Lauderdale company Saveology has jumped into the mix. The start-up is currently in 28 markets and has amassed more than 4.5 million followers, according to a press release — recent deals have included iTunes and Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards (a no brainer in these parts).
In other frugal news: Boston-based Rue La La is expanding its city-specific deals platform Rue Local to San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago. (It’s already live in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Boston, of course.) Rue’s offerings are a bit more luxe than coffee cards — today’s deal is a $100 facial and massage package at Daryl Christopher Wellness Salon and Spa.
Market saturation be damned. Deal and discount sites will keep popping up as long as people keep clicking and subscribing. (They’ve already spawned a resale market — overeager deal hunters can unload unused or about-to-expire coupons at sites like Deals Go Round.)
Not that I’m complaining, mind you. How else do you think I afford my lavish lifestyle? (Ha, ha.) Which reminds me, I need to use that massage coupon to a top local spa stat …