After Groupon, I like the Living Social daily deals site. Many of my readers grabbed the LivingSocial deal for half-off an Amazon.com gift card recently and got $20 worth of Amazon.com merchandise for only $10.
Just like Groupon, it’s free to join Living Social. Type in your city to start and see what local deals are being offered. They have offered some great national deals lately. You can buy a Living Socail deal certificate as a gift too.
When you see a deal you like, you log in and buy it. Your card is charged the following day, at which point your deal will also be ready to be redeemed.
Just click “Buy now” before the offer ends at 5 a.m. Deals that run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will begin at 5 a.m. and end the next day at 5 a.m. Deals that run on Friday will run for 72 hours, also beginning and ending at 5 a.m. If not enough purchased that day’s deal, you will not get charged. Most deals have a 3 to 6 month expiration date once purchased, but the purchase must be made before the time expires.
Is my personal info safe? From the LivingSocial website:
Yes. We wouldn’t have it any other way. We take the security of your personal information very seriously and utilize 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect your credit card information. Additionally, we don’t sell your personal information to any third parties, including merchants from whom you have purchased a deal.