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deals.woot.com

deals.woot.com

9/10/10

Great site to find different deals that are going on at different websites online.

Users share deals that they've found, whether it be a sale at a site, or a coupon code that they've obtained, they post it up onto this site to share their savings.

The site also lets people comment on the deal itself. This lets you know if the deal actually worked for them and whether the deal is still going on.

Sellout.woot

Sellout.woot

9/10/10

One deal. One day.
Limited quantities.

Exact same things as woot.com.

Tip: most of the electronic items are refurbished.

Woot

Woot

9/10/10

One deal One day.
Limited quantities.

I make sure to check this site each day, just to see what deal they're offering.
They normally sell a pretty decent item for a really good price. And, they also offer a flat $5 shipping rate, no matter how bit the item is or how many of it you purchase.

Great concept, but I've only "wooted" a couple of times. The things that I've bought have worked great and were at pretty good prices. But, I haven't really found myself buying items all that often.

Tips:
Tuesdays are double Tuesdays. You get 2 items for the price of 1.

I do love wootoffs though!
"wootoffs" they happen randomly. Basically it's woot selling off different items at suuper limited quantities. And once that item is sold out, it will move on to the next item, and so on. This all happens until the wootoff is done. Sometimes a wootoff can last for less than 24hours, sometimes it's more. I think it all depends on how many 'leftover' items they have.

Shirt.woot

Shirt.woot

9/10/10

One t-shirt design each day.
$10/shirt +$5 shipping = $15 total

Similar to the regular woot site:
Limited quantities available & only available for 1 day

Great site to find a random/cool shirt.

Each shirt design is changed each day. The designs are usually from a t-shirt designer that they normally use, but sometimes the designs are created actual woot users.

shirt.woot.com always has something called a 'DERBY' that goes on. A derby is basically a t-shirt design contest. Each derby has a theme, and thus the design must correspond with that derby's theme. For example,a theme previously used was, "Text as Art". People sent in their interpretation of that theme. Registered woot'ers can create and turn in designs. The vote also goes to registered woot'ers as well. They determine who will be the top 3 shirt designs, and those are the shirts that will be sold.

The 'Reckoning' is a list of previously sold shirts that have expired its 24hour mark. You can still buy these shirts, but for $15/shirt instead of the $10.

I've bought a couple of $#*!s and the quality of shirt itself is great. They use American Appeal shirts.

Yelp

Yelp

9/10/10

I am an avid yelper, and I absolutely love this site.
I love yelp because it helps me make informed decisions about a business.

Since all the ratings and reviews are made by many different individuals (much like this site). You must sift through the different opinons and figure out what you think for yourself. It's just nice to see what people think about a place, and help you make that informed decision.

I know one might be weary to believe the reviews here, because you would think that they are biased and maybe even made by the business owner, but actually, yelp has a pretty great filter system for their reviews. Watch the video.

And if you're a yelper like me, you can get to what they call 'elite' status and get invited to free events in your area that let you meet other yelpers and check out a restaurant. A nice perk :)

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Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com

9/10/10

MAKE SURE YOU READ THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS WITH EACH GIFT CERTIFICATE!! & MAKE SURE TO CALCULATE WHAT YOUR SAVINGS WOULD BE!

This site is great as long as you make sure to read the conditions for each certificate, and if you're able to do the math on how much you're really saving.

Here's the gist of this site:
You're buying coupons to use when you dine at a particular restaurant. The caveat is that the coupon can't be used unless the special instructions are met.

Example:
$25 Gift Certificate (purchased @ restaurant.com for $2)
Special Instructions: Minimum purchase of $50. 18% Gratuity added prior to discount.

That minimum $50 purchase DOES NOT include your certificate. You must spend that $50 in the restaurant out of pocket.

So, let's do the math:
$50 minimum + $25 certificate = $75 bill
18% gratuity on bill= $13.50
$13.50 gratuity + $50 minimum = $63.50 you spend at the restaurant USING the certificate.
Total savings of about 15% off a $75 bill (note: i didn't even include the $2 spent to buy the certificate)

So... in reality, you're really only saving about 10%-15% with these coupons.

Most of the restaurants have a high minimum purchase, and the more the certificate is, the higher the minimum purchase. Most of them also require at least an 18% gratuity charge.

But sometimes if you're lucky, you can find a restaurant that only requires a $20 minimum purchase to use the gift certificate. Those are usually the ones I go for.

But if you're lucky, you can sometimes find restaurants that have don't have very complicated instructions

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