Tired of daily deal emails? Unsubscribe from all of them in three simple steps. Unsubscribe Deals is a simple web service for Gmail users that allows you to unsubscibe from Groupon, Google Offers, Woot! and a number of other daily deal services. Keep reading for a complete list.
Sorry, non-Gmail users: this service won’t work for you.
Daily Deals seemed like the future of Internet marketing back in 2009, but for many people today they accomplish little more than filling inboxes with irrelevant offerings. If you can’t remember the last time you actually used one of the daily deal services you’re signed up for, it’s probably time to cut the clutter.
The time when people received only a single, personal email from a good friend each day is long over. This is partially because people switched from writing long, personal letters to short requests, but also because of the massive number of services that use email primarily as a notification system. Whether you’re trying to actually enjoy email again or simply want to cut back on the number of messages you get every day, unsubscribing from daily deals is a quick way to fine tune the signal-to-noise ratio in your inbox.
We’ve shown you Unsubscribr, which helps you mass unsubscribe from newsletter. UnsubscribeDeals is similar, but focuses only on daily deal sites.
Using this tool really couldn’t be simpler. First, head to UnsubscribeDeals.com. Then sign in using your Gmail account:
The connection is a secure one: SSH. UnsubscribeDeals will go through your email and find any and all messages relating to daily deals (you’ll even discover any unread emails from these services being marked as read next time you load up your inbox.)
Pick which daily deal services you would like to unsubscribe from. All of the services supported by UnsubscribeDeals show up, and all services you are currently subscribed to are pre-checked. Uncheck anything you’d like to keep:
Services you don’t use are greyed out, keeping you from unsubscribing things you’re not subscribed to. That probably wasn’t worth saying.
This is: 12 daily deals sites are supported by UnsubscribeDeals. They are:
- Living Social
- Daily Candy
- Google Offers
- KGB Deals
Once you’ve selected the services you want to ditch, all you need to do is click the big red button at the bottom:
Do that and you’re done! There’s an undo button afterward, if you feel like you made a mistake, as well as a disclaimer:
I haven’t seen any emails since using the service, but apparently some services take a few weeks. Your mileage may vary.
I’m grateful for any service that reduces email clutter. If you’re anything like me, you recieve dozens of emails daily that require a response alongside filler emails. Daily Deals only make up one category of filler email, but eliminating them makes your inbox a less stressful place.
Did you try this out, or any services like it? Do you enjoy email more without the deals? Let me know in the comments below.