The Lure of Fresh Deals

I don’t know about you, but I get a lot of deals in my in-boxes. All these ads where you buy 2 for 1 whatevers, or spend $10 and get $30 worth of food, and so on, and so forth.

And most of them are totally things I’d buy, or do.

My favorites are the Living Social Escapes and Adventures. There’s a Parisian trip where you get a 3 or 5 night stay in an M-type room (whatever M type is); daily breakfast for 2; 30- minute ice bar experience for 2 with Grey Goose vodka cocktails (whatever an ice bar is, but it SOUNDS SO EXCITING!) for $519 or $779 (regular for the short stay is $1077).

Under ADVENTURES, they’ve got a Snowshoe, Fondue and Wine experience in Colorado for $122 (doesn’t say what the regular price is). Doesn’t it sound like fun?

If I had unlimited resources I’d be buying everything. On second thought, maybe not. Has anyone else found that sometimes the deals are hard to execute? I mean, sometimes the deals work out smoothly, but other times I have found the business gets sooo busy that they have trouble booking you, or they give you less than great service because you bought it for cheap. Or you let the coupon expire because you never get around to going.

But there’s always that hope.

Anyway, I decided to list all the deals in my inbox today. There are more in my spam folders, but I was too lazy to confirm their legitimacy.


Reader City


Amazon Local Deals

Living Social

Living Social Families



Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

2 thoughts on “The Lure of Fresh Deals

  1. Is that all? 😉 I’ve made the mistake of joining many of these for multiple cities as well (since the Bay Area covers at least 3 zones). So in case you want to join more…

    Here are some more for you:
    Eversave (San Jose only?)
    Gaypon (best name ever)
    8 Mom
    Yelp Deals
    Doodle Deals
    Plum District

    And then there are the ones mostly for clothes but some are also for trips like:
    Rue La La
    My Habit
    Haute Look

    I know I’m forgetting some. It takes forever to get through my e-mail anymore.

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