How To Keep Track Of All Your Daily Deals So You Don't Waste Them

If you use services like Groupon or LivingSocial to find deals in your neighbourhood, you might have a backlog of unused coupons piling up you're forgetting about, but there are ways to better manage your inbox to keep track of them.

A study recently revealed that nearly 30 per cent of all Groupon deals are never redeemed, which means you're wasting your money by forgetting about them. It doesn't have to be that way though, a few tricks, tweaks and web apps makes it harder for the deals to get lost in the shuffle.

Aggregate The Deal Sites All In One Place

To start, you can aggregate your deals into one site so you can quickly search for deals without pouring over all the emails. There are a lot of different sites that do this, but Yipit seems to have the most sources right now. Yipit has a clean and intuitive interface and lets you search by specific categories, making your shopping experience as simple as possible. You will need to be careful with your spending with all the deals in your face at once. Remember our guide to the stupid things you do when you're shopping to keep you from making silly purchases.

Once you get those deals, tracking them is a bit more complicated. You have a few different options to handle them.

Track, Manage And Setup Reminders For Your Deals

Slice: If you prefer something a little simpler, the previously featured Slice also has social deal site integration. This is more automated, instead of entering in your account information, it combs your email address for purchases you've made.

Gmail Filters: If you'd prefer not to go through an outside site, you can always set up Gmail filters to capture the deals and allocate them into one, easy-to-find folder. First, click the "Create a filter" link near the top of the page. If you want to apply a filter to many sender, in the "From" field, type, with parenthesis, (groupon.com OR livingsocial.com OR etc). You can adjust any other factors you like from there, but this will help keep you inbox clean and organised.

Specific-Site Apps: Most of the deal sites have their own apps and they'll send you a notification if your deal is about to expire. It's not especially useful if you're using multiple services, but if you're only using one or two, it's a great reminder that requires little effort on your part.

Do you find yourself inundated with so many deals you forget to use them? What services or tricks do you use?


Comments

    what has this site Yipit got to do with Australian readers? Its a USA site with USA providers. Seems kinda irrelevant to us.

    ...and WHAT is the writer pouring over all the emails?! 8-)}
    (that should be "poring", BTW, if you don't see the problem)

    My wife, who is a recovering coupon addict, makes a spreadsheet with all the details, which she checks from time to time. I'm trying to convince her to use Google Docs for it so I can easily see them as well.

    So far the only way i have been doing it is with Ebay
    http://groupdeals.ebay.com.au/

    This is very true. Deal aggregators make it very simple for users and that is why here in Australia, we try to incorporate as many deals as we can. Check out vouchersin.com.au/daily-deals-in-Wollongong

    For an Aussie equivalent to YipIt try ..http://www.allthedeals.com.au

    We've got all the Aussie group buying sites, plus the daily deal sites like Catch of the Day, 1 Day and Zazz. We also categorise all the deals so you can find the deals you're interested in, and hide the ones you're not

    http://www.dealsinthebox.com.au
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    It has been created to make your life easy so that you don’t have to sign-up and receive tons of email from various websites. If you have subscribed to email alert, it will send you all the categorized deals, vouchers from your favourite websites straight into your inbox every day so you don’t miss any deals.

    It is newly launched deals and coupons aggregator for Australian market, getting you the best and favourite deals as well as coupons from popular deals and group buying websites so that you don’t have to go and find deals on each and every website.

    Jump on it and catch Australia's all the favourite deals at one place.

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