4 “One Deal A Day” Sites That Don’t Suck

Aibek Esengulov 17-10-2008

one-deal-a-day Looking for a place to find some really good deals? Feeling like spending a couple of bucks on something cool? Or just plain bored? Continue reading. Below you’ll find some of the best One Deal A Day sites out there.


You might have heard about Woot, but there are others good ones as well. While none of these sites will give you an amazing deal every other day, once in a while there will be some awesome items at dirt cheap prices.

So here you go, one sale a day sites that don’t suck.

(1) Woot

woot like sites

In case you haven’t heard about Woot before, here is a quick recap.

Woot offers one product per day until the item is sold out or the product is replaced at midnight with the new offering. It is the pioneer of the “one deal a day” business model and so far the best one deal a day site on the web. It’s also the most popular one, so whenever it posts some nice item it sells out within the first few minutes.


More about Woot:

– usually sells some computer hardware or electronic gadgets
– charges a fixed $5.00 shipping fee
– very active forum where you can discuss the daily deal with others
– Bag Of Crap (BOC) : read below

In lieu of typical product sales, Woot occasionally offers a $1.00 fukubukuro-like blind grab bag officially called “Random Crap”. Its accompanying picture has lent it the name “Bag O’ Crap” (BOC). The BOC includes dollar store items and may also include significantly more expensive items such as large flat-screen televisions.[6] The BOC typically triggers the flooding of Woot’s servers with thousands and thousands of order requests. The available BOCs typically sell out within seconds

(2) Whiskey Militia

Whiskey Militia - one sale a day website

This one is for gear addicts. Whiskey Militia usually lists brand goods at heavily discounted prices, everything from sunglasses and backpacks to snowboards. I don’t have much experience with the site but everytime I compared their daily deal with the cheapest item on eBay their deal would be about 2 times cheaper. So they do offer a bargain deal here.


Some noteworthy features:

– shows item sellout rate and how many left (like on Woot)
– in most cases the item available in different sizes and colors
– multiple images
– max. 3 items per person
– ships internationally
– Whiskey Militia tracker / alert (get notified about new items)

(3) 1 Sale A Day

1 Sale Per Day

1 Sale A Day (the link was removed) is nowhere near the popularity of Woot, but that being sad they do post some good deals. Now one thing I really don’t like about it is that there is no indication of how many items were sold and how many are still left. So you can’t really see how fast the item is selling and how hot it is.


Another issue is customer feedback, many people complained that they have never received items or that they weren’t as advertised. You can check those reviews on ResellerRatings.

Update: the 1 Sale A Day site was delinked due to negative feedback from MakeUseOf readers.

(4) Shirt.Woot & ShirtsOnSale

These two are only for t-shirts, nothing else. If you’re a t-shirt guy then make sure you add these two websites to your bookmarks.



The Shirt.Woot is a little sibling of Woot that sells only t-shirts. One item a day at a flat rate of $10 (free shipping).

woot shirt - one tshirt sale aday

Shirts On Sale

The Shirts On Sale gives you the straight dope on the best tshirt sales and discounts. They don’t sell anything but only collect bargain t-shirt deals from other sites like Shirt.Woot, Uneetee, The Ryde and Shirtaday.

We will never send you somewhere we aren’t willing to spend our own hard-earned cash — unless they’re offering a deal that’s too good to pass up of course.

Moreover, the site offers plenty of discount coupons (ranging from 5 to 30 %) for some of the most popular t-shirt printers on the market.

The other relatively good one sale a day websites you might want to check out are Steep And Cheap, Shnoop, Yugster and ThingFling

Are you aware of any other sites that should have been mentioned as well? Lets us know in comments!

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  1. Eric
    November 11, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Great lists of sites! I think these are the 4 best probably. I didn't know Woot launched shirt woot, that's pretty cool. Time to get me a new three wolves shirt.

    I thought I'd share a site I just found with everyone, it pulls all these sites together in one place and has pictures and prices and lets you organizes things with cool little boxes, I found it randomly, but I just start here now instead of bouncing around to a million different sites.

    Ultimate Daily Deal Aggregator

  2. Eric
    November 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Great lists of sites! I think these are the 4 best probably. I didn’t know Woot launched shirt woot, that’s pretty cool. Time to get me a new three wolves shirt.

    I thought I’d share a site I just found with everyone, it pulls all these sites together in one place and has pictures and prices and lets you organizes things with cool little boxes, I found it randomly, but I just start here now instead of bouncing around to a million different sites.

    Ultimate Daily Deal Aggregator

  3. Andrew
    October 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm

  4. TheShadyDeal
    October 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Check us out at sell nice quality sunglasses with a different deal everyday!

  5. Danny
    October 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I found to be a great source to find deals from deal of the day websites and coupons too! I read they are also going to start giving away deals from their advertisers too!

  6. Must
    September 29, 2009 at 8:46 am

    One deal per day site

    Deal a day !!! DealSwipe

    • Alex45
      October 1, 2009 at 5:13 am

      Yeah seen them on Facebook ( AND twitter! They are launching on the 16th November 09. Looks like a promising site for us peeps in the UK! Let's hope they have some great deals at great prices like they say they will!

  7. Rob82
    September 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    There is also for eco friendly accessories.

  8. revbryon
    September 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    More from Missey..
    Bryan Missey
    to me
    I won't contact a lowly dispatcher. You didn't have to stop by. You could have waited and let Paypal handle the resolution. That's what it is for. No, you do intimidate and I will keep track of everything you try to do to me personally online. Personally is the key. Talk to your attorney and you'll see where you step over the line. Finding public info online is fine because it is public, but once you start forcing it into other people's faces, it's intimidation. Read a law book.

    my reply
    As long as I am posting my "real"experience with your company it is all my opinion free speech allows for that, reread your law book.
    and Brent did you know you were lowly?

    Him to me
    I am posting my "real" experience with your company. My wife felt threatened by you. My kids felt threatened by you. They were watching in the window and they saw you threaten me. Given your obsessiveness with using questionable tactics by posting my information on various websites AND going to a job board that has nothing to do with your experience and posting your material, I have no other choice but to file a report about your tactics of intimidation.

    You continue to intimidate me, my wife, and my kids with your pettiness. You got your refund. That is all that I can do. If you are that demented that you can spend all this time doing what you are doing at intimidating me and anyone around me, I will seek the proper counseling to end this. My attorney will continue to track your posts online and we will seek a restraining order against you. The job posting was your mistake, my friend. It was unrelated and it became personal and illegal when you scared my wife and kids with your actions on Sunday.

    (the lies from him have begain I've had no contact with his wife or kids I would never do that.)

    me to him
    I was nothing but polite at your house, no harsh words were exchanged, and i gave you the benefit of the doubt and was willing to wait for your call as we discussed that's why i gave you my card. I have had no contact with your wife or kids. Do what you feel you need to but don't get caught in a lie, I have only posted the truth as it happened. As for your "job site" as I had no other way to get a hold of you I posted the same info as a cover letter I've been posting. Again these posting are my real life experiences with you, which under the 1st amendment is protected. I feel my point has been made so I'll stop email contact with you now, but as for posting my opinion and experience. any time I come across your sites name I'll let the public know. Again thanks for the refund, sorry our business relationship was soured by your lack of communication skills. All you had to do was return my calls or emails, but as with any business I go to the source if I have a question.

    thanks, Bryon

    (notice I said I was going to stop emailing him, he kept it up so I just responded)

    him to me
    Please stop the emails and intimidation of me and my family. They were clearly intimidated by your tone and actions on Sunday. When you sat on the street outside my house for 10 minutes just staring at my house, they saw it and my son even cried. My neighbors even saw you sitting there for that long.

    Garnering public information is one thing, but forcing that public information out there into the public eye could make for something bad especially if a nutjob showed up at my house and did something untoward to my wife and kids because you posted my name and address, my wife's name, house cost, etc on a certain website. You better hope that doesn't happen.

    And I hope I don't receive another email from a job posting website administrator again showing that you are abusing their service. I know how much you are digging and it is bordering on obsessive and demented. You received your refund.

    (more lies) i was there for 5 minutes and looking at my laptop, my company has the GPS tracks of my truck to prove it, and what about his veiled threat "you better hope that doesn't happen".

    me to him
    Please stop you emails, Our business is concluded, as for your concerns about others, I can't help you, maybe you should be a better communicator with your customers and provide correct and accurate contact info.
    Again we are done Stop your emails.

    (that's it)

    He did contact my boss, my boss told me they didn't care to be involved they had better things to do. No trouble for me.

    The guy is a douche and I feel never expected a customer to show up to question where their order is, panicked, refunded me within 10 minutes. Now has to lie about my actions at his "place of business" his house,
    I never saw his family when I was there, yes I sat in my truck for 5 minutes checking paypal, never contacted through email or by person any of his family, made no verbal or physical threats while there or by email as you can see, found all this other info while just trying to get good contact info on the company/guy,
    I did use a site where he was looking for employees for a home health aide company he "owns"?? (that's scary) (where the site forwards resumes to him) what info I first found on him, and yes I've posted the prior posting at,,, cheapskate, and a couple of others I can't think of, where people had trouble with refunds or phony products (bose in ear headphones) that this asshat was selling.

    Are my actions too much, maybe, I did no more then 20/20, Dateline, Fox news, or any reporter protecting the public from these possible scam websites. The public has a right to know when there are people like this, hide behind the anonymity of the internet, lying, sack of human waste, praying on honest people out there.
    Thank you for your support

  9. manu
    September 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    bryon, thats super dude! Thanks for alerting lil consumers like us from these as***les. should be blocked!

  10. revbryon
    September 15, 2009 at 5:16 am commenter "Bryan" owns it

    This site is a deal a day site that promises but doesn't deliver?

    Here's my experience; I ordered a WII "new in factory sealed box" according to the website for $201 and paid with paypal. After several unanswered emails and phone calls to the only info I had at the time, I did a little goggle research and found more info at these sites,

    [Broken Link Removed]

    it seems I'm not the only one who has had this experience with the "Worm". So I did a little more digging and found an address, company name and owner's name as well as a lot of "public info" about him. Since I was going to be in the area I decided to stop by his "place of business" which happens to be his home and find out what the delay was. So after I did that I posted the info so others could get their refunds too. Here's what I posted;

    Hi, thanks for the refund, wish i didn`t have to do it that way, but since you didn`t call back, I can only guess you NEVER had them to begin with... So should I start posting scam? I see you were removed from DODtracker for the same issues. Are you beginning to see I was the wrong person to scam. Monday, since I have the time, and money, Ill be contacting the Ill. district court, the BBB, the building code dept to see if you have the proper permits to operate a business at home, the county attorney`s fraud division, the fire chief to see if you`ve been inspected as a business for proper safety equipment, IRS, local news stations... the list goes on and on. See all the info I found about you and Janine, was public info, the price you paid for the house, schools you went to, neighbors names and numbers, (do they know what kind of neighbor they have?), and I have it all saved, bookmarked, and ready to send off. Oh and I posted most of it in every place I found you or your various companies, AEM, Family Computing, the website design business Janine has, but if your site is an example, I can`t see you guys making much money. I`m sorry it has to be this way but when you go to scam someone, be prepared to pay the price, I was the wrong person to scam. Here's his info for those that got scammed: I have the following info on you; AEM SOLUTIONS INC 9224 S TRIPP AVE Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453 as well as this; $195,000 for your house on March 12, 2001 Janine M Kuchay/Missey and Bryan T Missey. this is the info you`ll need to get a refund.I too bought a WII with the same NORESPONSE from calls and emails. I just happened to be in the Oak Lawn area and after researching found the above info on this SCAM. I showed up AT HIS HOUSE and the refund was posted to paypal in 30 minates. All the above info was found on the internet legally and PUBLIC INFO. OH YEA isn`t it ODD that KDIDDY is in Oak Lawn???

    Do you see any threats in this? Well today I get these in my email;

    Bryan Missey 9:29 PM (4 hours ago)

    Keep it up, Bryon. When you start intimidating people who have nothing to do with wormdeals, you are beginning to walk a fine line. Time to step back. You got your refund and you don't know where you are headed. Don't threaten me again.

    My response;

    Brent, forwarding this to you so you have both sides

    Bryan Missey, I don't intimidate, I inform.

    Just so we understand each other, here's what I sent you, and what I've posted anywhere I've found YOUR name, YOUR various companies names, and anywhere someone has mentioned how they, like I, got no response from you in regards to orders they placed with you. It's all PUBLIC INFO. Where in this do I threaten you? A better term would be that I threaten to EXPOSE you for the fraud/scam that you tried to pull. PROVE ME WRONG. If I was the only one that had this experience, then you'd have a point, but as I found out just by Google-ing your name, your various sites I was but one of MANY that dealing with you became a joke.

    As I've said and posted before, YOUR lack of communication forced me to come to your LISTED place of business. And as I was 5 miles away swapping trailers, taking a little personal time to eat or shop is allowed by my company. I chose to stop and see what the delay was in my order.

    Bryan Missey 9:39 PM (4 hours ago)

    By the way, I notified your company about your arrival and what you are trying to do to intimidate me. I'm sure they would like to be involved. I'll call them on Tuesday as a followup.

    My responses was;

    Be my guest, the number is 888-***_**** my dispatcher is Brent. I've got nothing to hide but it appears you do, as far as intimidation, no, You didn't return calls or emails, so I HAD to come to your "place of business" to find out what the delay and problem was. As far as my searching and finding PUBLIC information about you, I'm am alerting the public like those on how to get the refund or any contact you. seems your reputation there and on a digg feed just confirms what I have experienced in my dealings with you. If you'd have just sent me the WII as I ordered it, and followed up by returning my calls and emails, none of this would have happened. But after researching you as I mentioned, well the public has a right to know about what kind of operation you run and how to get ahold of you. As all the various numbers you've listed on your various sites to "contact you" belong to other companies that have never heard of you, one can only assertain YOU have somthing to hide.

    ps I've also forwarded a copy to my boss, so he can see how I'm dealing with you.

    Also got this on facebook from him;

    Wormdeals Auctions sent you a message on Facebook... Re: Really?

    "I didn't scam you, Bryon. I refunded you on a Sunday when I could not contact my drop shipper until Monday. When you show up at someone's house, it's a little intimidating. And then with the creepy online querying you have done about my family, it's even creepier. Please don't keep it up. Let it go."

    That's the story, and here's another email to reach him at

  11. Melissa
    August 16, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    A new site just launched in Chicago called DealADayOnline. its going to have great deals on things to see, do or buy in chicago each day. Check it out and sign up!!

  12. John
    August 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    A refreshing change to the ever so popular deal of the day sites is a new company.......Quirpo. is going to offer a deal of the day in different cities...offering discounts on local restaurants, salons, theater, bars, and much more! Saving locally......genius!

    • Stevo
      October 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      I bought a Q-pon from in Green Bay, WI., and saved 75% on the meal that I took my girlfriend out to! I love it!

  13. Alisa
    July 30, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    There are many great deal of the day sites out there that people have not even found or given a chance. Sites like and are great sources to find these great sites. One of my favorite deal of the day sites is Vinyl in Style

  14. Bryan
    February 7, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Another great site that just started up is with lots of electronics and computer stuff everyday.

    • Reverend Bryon
      September 14, 2017 at 8:02 am

      Sorry to hear about your house on Tripp being foreclosed on. How's the new house on w 91st Pl working out for you? Still trying to run scams on people? Well, behave now. Ok?

  15. Paul
    December 24, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Hey i love woot! There's also another deal site launching in Feb, 2009 that features one eco-friendly product at a time, offered at 50-80% off. Let the deal-a-day site trend turn green finally!

  16. Jen
    November 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    I love all these sites. They are among the few that don't suck. I recently found this one. It's been good so far.

  17. Merv
    October 20, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Related to Whisky Militia, there is also a website that sells things that are similar. Usually sporting good items related with the current season.

  18. paul
    October 18, 2008 at 7:07 am

    I find Yugster to be the best!

    • Aibek
      October 18, 2008 at 3:36 pm

      their site seem to be down now :?

  19. Scott
    October 17, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I check Woot every day. I have bought a few things from them. I just cannot read their trying-so-hard-to-be-clever-and-funny descriptions. I suppose that is part of their charm, but it got real old real fast with me. But they do have good bargains sometimes.

    • Aibek
      October 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm

      I never read them, just go straight to comments.

  20. Marina
    October 17, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    This is great sites! I really like Woot and I plan on checking back on that one often.
    The link you put for Yugster is invalid. (I think you forgot the 'h' in http)

    • Aibek
      October 17, 2008 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks for heads up, I corrected the link

    • Melissa
      August 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

  21. Stephen
    October 17, 2008 at 10:53 pm is a newcomer to the deal-a-day sites. Due to demand they opened earlier than planned so for now they only post deals on weekends. I placed an order with them last weekend and received it today, Friday, in less than a week.

    On a related subject, offers one software title daily at no charge. Their offerings range from the most excellent utilities and specialty software to the useless and dangerous. There is a discussion board and rating system to help visitors decide which titles to download and which to avoid.