Belinda sent in an entry for one of the mugs I’m giving away to celebrate Cheap in Erie’s anniversary. You still have time to send an entry of your own. Just shoot me an e-mail with “mug” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belinda also included some comments about Goupon and coupon sites. Here’s what she had to say:
“I was wondering what you think about those Group-on and Living Social deals? It seems like they started being good deals but now there are so many ‘deals’ listed in their emails it takes too much time to sort through them to see if there’s anything good. One deal a day was good but the new formats are too overwhelming.
“Oh and what about those coupon aggregator sites like shoppingmom.com and coupons.com – any reviews of such sites? I tried a few but haven’t found one that’s really easy to use and doesn’t take a ton of time to sort through.”
Like Belinda, I’ve found Groupon and similar offers to be a bit overwhelming. Because I’m now being offered so many “deals” and I have yet to see one for something I want or for a price I’m willing to spend, I tend to ignore them now.
I do use grocerycouponnetwork.com. They send me an e-mail every day or so, although I usually only go to the site about once a week and print off maybe five or six coupons. They usually end up saving me several bucks each trip to the grocery store. I like it because a lot of times they’re the same coupons I clipped from the Sunday newspaper. So now I have more than one coupon for a product I buy, although some stores only allow you to use one coupon per visit. I just save one for the next trip to the store. I’ll try to investigate a few more sites and let you know what I find.
What do you think about Groupon and coupon sites? Love them? Hate them? Have any tips for making them work for you?