WHO doesn’t like a bargain? While paper coupons are still around to get $1 off a can of soup, more and more people are signing up for offerings on Web sites like LivingSocial and Groupon. When you become a member of one of these online sources, you get daily e-mail alerts about deals in your geographic area (and beyond) that are tailored to what you’re interested in.

As a member, you’ll receive notices about offerings ranging from local merchants to culinary delights to travel destinations to adventures. It’s also a good way to do things that are outside your normal sphere of experience, for example, trying zumba or baking cake pops, without making a huge time or financial commitment. For those who can’t wait for the alert, you can get real-time deals on your smartphone.

LivingSocial boasts that it has more than 60 million members worldwide—people who are looking to “discover valuable local experiences by being connected to handpicked local businesses.” And of course, because it’s all about sharing, with LivingSocial you can extend the fun to friends and get even deeper discounts. The coupons make great gifts as well and with so many choices available, you’re sure to find a unique present for that special someone.

Beth Schlau
Vice President, Editorial


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