25 May 2011
You gotta love Groupon, the created a medium that allows you to save money on things that you do or eat or have done to you (down boy!). You can get your teeth whitened which typically cost like $400 bucks, but with a groupon it costs you a nickel! Want to take some yoga classes? Don’t you dare pay the $30 bucks that costs… instead hit up the ole groupon and it costs you a quarter of a penny! Ever tried cutting up a penny?! You’ll get so frustrated that you might as well pay the $30!
In all seriousness though, these Groupons are great… though with only one daily deal it gets stale so you need other offers… step in the competitors, which is good… but then there’s a billion of them and now your email inbox looks like this every god damned morning!
It’s enough already! I just mass delete this stuff now without really looking, which bugs me because I do like saving money. But come on, look at those Groupons… 71% off Salt Therapy. The hell is that?! 76% off Auto Detailing? Great, I don’t drive. 50% off a live blood cell microscopy… uhh that sounds fun. The worst groupon I got (I wish I’d saved it…) “Buy a house with Miss Real Estate Agent and when your house closes I’ll give you $1000!” Anyone who bought that one was a sucker, also candidate for worst group deal ever?
These things are too much! There needs to be a way to filter this stuff (because sometime these places have good deals that I’m interested in). I don’t want salt therapy or liposuction. I want things that interest me!
Step in Dazzle.me. Ahhh now this is a good idea! These guys pull together (I believe they are adding new sites all the time) all sorts of different groupons and allow you to filter based on what you’re interested in! As the boys in Epic Meal Time would say “Fucking Smart!”
These guys are creating a solution to the spam by bringing it altogether in one spot! That’s something useful which lets me unsubscribe from the companies spamming me with penis enlargement for 70% off and Viagra at a huge discount… Wait, no that’s spam… or is that Groupons? I have no idea at this point. They all look the same. Heh salt therapy… I want to get that just to complain the entire time.
Dazzle.me are a Toronto startup and look to be launching in all sorts of markets. I like to support these Toronto companies… the better they do, the better we all do here in the tech scene. They are also doing their official launch party on June 2nd at that ING Cafe! I already reserved my spot! (I’m going to contact them and see if I can bring a few friends, if so, a comment below will reserve that spot if approved!)
Go sign up with Dazzle.me guys (Ahh and they interact on Twitter! Go follow them too! So great to see!). Unsubscribe to all these spam sites and get the deals that are relevant to you… all on one site! Sidenote: First deal site to offer ‘discount viagra’ wins major hilarity points from me! I’ll even buy it! I kinda wonder what it would be like… uhhh we’ll stop there.
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