Maybe it’s just me, but I’m personally offended when I can’t get a good deal. Even if you don’t make me an irresistible offer, at least let me have a discount – 5%, 10%, 15%, something. I’ll even settle for a 3% cash back offer. Anything that’ll allow me to complete my purchase feeling somewhat victorious.
In the event a simple promo code, Google search doesn’t lead to the savings you’ve grown accustomed to, there’s still hope. Sometimes you have to put in a little work – and I really do mean a little.
Recently, I discovered DealTaker.com, “The Place for Coupons and Deals.”
DealTaker.com is a rich source of coupons, discounts, sales, even freebies from retailers both online and offline. Much of the site’s content is submitted by users. Sometimes I’m reluctant to click on links from certain web sites, but DealTaker has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been an accredited member since September 2007.
There are a few ways to locate deals on DealTaker.com. Use the search function when you’re on the hunt for savings for a particular product. Or browse by categories when you’re looking for a deal from your favorite retailers. But don’t do this too frequently. Spending on junk you don’t need or really want just because you’re “saving” money is a recipe for insolvency.
Although DealTaker.com serves as a valuable aggregator of deals from all over the interwebs, the interface is, uh, how do you say it – crappy. In an attempt to pile as many deals in as little space as possible, the site comes across as busy and confusing.
Fortunately, you don’t have to receive deal updates thru the web site. You can receive notifications via RSS, Twitter, or Facebook. Sign up for email alerts from retailers you’re interested in buying from. For instance, you can sign up to receive updates whenever new Overstock promo codes are posted.
DealTaker.com isn’t the first or only of its kind. They compete with more popular sites like RetailMeNot, FatWallet.com, and CheapStingyBargains.com.
In my opinion, even though DealTaker isn’t the top or best in they’re class, it’s good to have another site to reference when you’re searching for a deal.