Daily deals websites have exploded since the onset of the recession with a host of Irish websites offering unique experiences and excellent bargains on everything from spa treatments to golf days, hotel stays and fabulous dining at top restaurants.
All you have to do to capitalise on these deals is sign up at a website and receive its daily email – or alternatively visit the website every day to see what you can take advantage of. There are dozens of them out there including the likes of Groupon.ie, Livingsocial.com, Citydeal.ie, Pigsback.com and many, many more. However, with so much choice in the market how can you be sure you’re getting the best deal?
All the deals in one place
Comparison websites have long been a favourite among savvy internet users, comparing quotes on a number of products across a variety of sectors. The beauty of comparison websites is that they show deals from the majority of companies in one place – allowing users to make an informed decision about which quote is best.
Imagine then if this philosophy came to the daily deals sector? Well now it has in the form of D3als – which collects social deals from all of the leading Irish websites.
D3als isn’t a comparison website as such – instead it is a daily deal directory. What this means is that it will find the best deals on offer in your city across all of the leading websites. This means that rather than visit the likes of Groupon.ie, Livingsocial.com and Pigsback.com individually, or signing up for all of their emails and getting inundated with offers every day, you can instead visit one website and see all of the deals from these group buying franchises in one place. This saves you time and effort and involves no additional expense – because D3als is completely free to use and the deals available in its listings cost exactly the same as they would by visiting the individual websites directly.
Saving money and saving time
D3als is all about saving you money and saving you time – and it should be your first port of call when you’re looking for a group buying deal. However, there are other things to bear in mind so you use these websites to your full advantage.
For example, try not to buy a deal just because it is discounted. Instead think carefully about whether you want or need it and whether you would have bought it without the discount. If you can limit yourself to products you had a strong interest in any way, then using these websites should pay off. In addition, try and book and use your voucher as quickly as possible – because some heavily booked deals may not be available on the time and day you want them. Check the expiry date.
Also remember that a heavily discounted deal is no good if you don’t use it – so check the terms and conditions and see if there are any refunds available.