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deals near meGroupon has started a trend by taking the customer back to local businesses via the Internet. Daily deal sites are a great resource not only for bargains, but also for discovering restaurants, stores, and services in your city. The vouchers also make for great gifts! But can you keep up with all the new services popping up left and right?

No one wants to follow a dozen different Groupon clones to catch the best local deal. The alternative is to sign up with one service that aggregates all of them. Below are the five best sites to find all the cool deals that you can enjoy close to your home.


Due to the geographic nature of these services and my limited language skills, this article can only cover a few selected regions worldwide. If you know of any major daily deal aggregators in your part of the world, feel free to post the links in the comments.

OneSpout

Available In:

USA, Canada, UK, Ireland

Characteristics:

  • sign up with email address and password or connect with Facebook.
  • view summary on website in list or map view.
  • sort and filter deals by various criteria, including price, time left, and distance to location.
  • easily switch between cities.

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OneSpout is the service I have been using in Vancouver. I initially signed up for Groupon and then added LivingSocial and SocialShopper. I ended up being annoyed by all the emails coming in at random times every day. OneSpout solved the dilemma. Now it’s only one email that summarizes offers from all local deal sites. For example, there are currently 53 deals in Vancouver, 79 in Toronto, 89 in San Francisco, 102 in New York, and 101 in London, UK.

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Once you want to purchase a deal, you will need to sign up with the respective deal site. However, you can opt out of receiving email updates, and some sites offer Facebook or Twitter login, so you don’t have to create yet another account.

Dealery

Available In:

USA, Canada

Characteristics:

  • sign up with email address and password or connect with Facebook.
  • view list on website and browse by categories.
  • easily switch from one city to another.
  • view past, national, vacation, and wine deals.

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On Dealery it’s easier to view just a specific category of deals. Apart from the additional deal categories, being able to follow the deals on Facebook, Twitter and via RSS is also very useful.

Yipit

Available In:

USA, Canada

Characteristics:

  • extensive checklist for deal categories in sidebar and for email updates.
  • subscribe to multiple cities and set frequency of email updates.
  • define price range, search by discount, and time left.
  • view available sources and include selected ones via checklist.
  • view nationwide deals.

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Yipit hasn’t reached quite the coverage that some of the other services offer. However, it has some neat features, for example subscribing to specific categories and receiving email updates in less frequent intervals.

DealRadar

Available In:

USA, Canada, UK, Australia

Characteristics:

  • reveals which sites it aggregates for every city.
  • no signup.
  • subscribe by email or follow via RSS, Twitter, or Facebook.

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DealRadar provides a simplistic interface with only the most important information. Deals are listed under different categories. All the sites that DealRadar follows for each city are listed in the sidebar.

Social Deal Map

Available In:

USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia

Characteristics:

  • browse deals worldwide in map view.
  • filter by included deal sources.
  • view local deals in the US by city or state.

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The Social Deal Map makes deals accessible in map view, which is very practical for travelers or if you’re looking to purchase a gift for someone in a different city. A similar service is The Dealmap, which superficially has a much better design. However, I didn’t find it easier to use.

Conclusion

Daily deal aggregators are almost as varied as daily deal sites. The challenge is to find the one that best suits your personal preferences, whether it’s the features it offers or the range of sources it aggregates. In the end, these services should not only save money, but also time.

Also check out these articles:

Have you been using daily deal sites? What kind of services have you purchased? Was it worth it?

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  1. David
    March 23, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Other options for Aussies (and New Zealanders) are DealZoo.com.au (a recent entrant of which I am a co-founder) and DealPinch.com (an older hand, of which I am not involved, who are doing some great stuff in this area).

  2. David
    March 23, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Other options for Aussies (and New Zealanders) are DealZoo.com.au (a recent entrant of which I am a co-founder) and DealPinch.com (an older hand, of which I am not involved, who are doing some great stuff in this area).

  3. Bhullar143
    March 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    any suggestion for india .......???????????

    • Tina
      March 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Jasjeev above suggested SnapDeal.

  4. Naomi
    March 13, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Thanks for including us in your post! If you'd like more information on what we do, please check out our blog at http://blog.onespout.com. Be sure to check our site often for new feature releases, too!

    Naomi M.
    Community Manager
    http://onespout.com

    Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/onespout

    • Tina
      March 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      My pleasure Naomi. I've been using OneSpout for a couple of months and I love it!

  5. Naomi
    March 13, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Thanks for including us in your post! If you'd like more information on what we do, please check out our blog at http://blog.onespout.com. Be sure to check our site often for new feature releases, too!

    Naomi M.
    Community Manager
    http://onespout.com

    Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/onespout

  6. Jasjeev Singh Anand
    March 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    SnapDeal for India.

  7. hari
    March 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

    If you are in Australia ... try allthedeals.com.au

    • Aibek
      March 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

      thanks for the input

  8. hari
    March 11, 2011 at 8:00 am

    If you are in Australia ... try allthedeals.com.au

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