Have you tried out Groupon, Living Social, or any other email offers for goods and services at discounted rates? A few months ago, I signed up to receive offers from Living Social, and I'm loving it!
Usually a couple times a week I get an offer for something, and I can see generally what it is from the subject line, so I can open it if I think I might be interested, or delete it if I know I'm not.
The first offer I purchased was a night in a nice room at John Ascuaga's Nugget hotel/casino in Sparks/Reno for around $50. The offer included a $15.99 meal credit. Well, I absolutely love the pan roast (kind of a seafood soup/stew) they prepare at the seafood restaurant in the hotel and I haven't had it for several years now, so I know exactly where the meal credit will be spent. We've booked our room for a Thursday night in July when we can go to the farmer's market outside the hotel early in the evening and then catch Dana Carvey, who's performing there. (Of course, the Dana Carvey tickets were an additional charge, but still . . . how cool is that?)
My next purchase was four car washes at a local touchless car wash that I hadn't been to before. We used the first one to get Hubby's car washed last Sunday--it sure needed it after our vacation travels! They did a really nice job, and we found they have a barber inside the waiting area, so next time, Hubby can get a haircut while he waits for his car to get clean. AND after we had the car washed, we went across the street to one of our favorite Italian restaurants for an early dinner. Perfect!
My most recent purchase was for four hours of a housecleaning service. I'm thinking about having carpal tunnel surgery on my other hand, and I thought that having someone to come clean house for me while I recover would be most welcome, don't you think? But even if I don't use it for THAT occasion, I'm certain that having a cleaning service come in around the holidays would be a real treat!
How about you? Have you tried out Groupon or Living Social yet?If so, what do you think?