Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Keep Track of Your Daily Deals | Family Economics
The number of daily deal websites offering money, coupons and online shopping deals is constantly growing. I find myself purchasing an assortment of deals and coupons from local restaurants and shopping services, only to forget when they expire, which daily deal site I made the purchase, or what deals I even purchased!
I decided it was time to find a solution to keep track of them. Here’s what I found in my search:
• Google Docs: Create a spreadsheet in Google Docs and label it with the following categories: Deal Purchased, Site Purchased, Date Purchased, Deal Expiration Date, and Link to Deal Coupon.
Every time you find a deal, be sure to update your spreadsheet and view it daily to keep track of expiration dates. You can stay on top of your deals by downloading the Google Docs app. Download the app from your mobile market and you’ll be able to view your spreadsheet anywhere with an internet connection.
You can also share your spreadsheet online with others. This will allow you and your couponing friends to cross-reference each other’s deals to make sure you’re both catching them all!
• Online Tracking: City Pockets is an online site that securely imports all of your deal vouchers into one location and sends you custom alerts reminding you of impending expirations.
City Pockets currently syncs with 28 different daily deal sites, including DealFind and Groupon, and provides you with the tools you’ll need to easily track your deals and plan your experiences.
If you ever find yourself with a deal that you won’t be able to use, you can always sell it in their online marketplace.
How do you keep track of your purchased daily deals?