Who hasn’t heard of GROUPON and websites like Living Social, these are great discount sites! I’ve used them many times and been able to reduce the already low prices by applying a few money saving techniques or dare I say, GROUPON hacks. I tend to pass on the expensive beauty treatments but with a few GROUPON hacks you can indulge in the occasional massage, body treatment or luxury pedicure and still stay within your frugal beauty budget. Every Urban Kitten should have a frugal beauty budget!
A Few Ideas to Find Discounts:
1. Buy a discounted Groupon Gift Card. It’s easy to find discounted gift cards on sites like “giftcardgranny” or others. If you are over 50 and a member of AARP you can take advantage of the 10% discount on select gift cards.
2. Check your credit card benefits, sometimes there are special promos that will give you and extra discount for purchases made through Groupon. Remember to pay off your card in full otherwise any discount is lost with interest.
3. Groupon site discounts, sometimes you can get an extra 20% off during certain promotional periods.
4. Don’t forget to sign up for Ebates for even more savings.
By using these techniques, you can end up with an incredibly discounted manicure, pedicure, massage or other personal pampering treatment.
These calculations are examples of past discounts found on the mentioned sites. Discounts and rebates are constantly being updated.
You pay the $39.00 using a discounted gift card, the $39.00 after Groupon’s discount actually only costs $33.00. If you purchased a $50 Groupon gift card for $45.00 and used $39.00 you still have $11.00 of buying power left on the gift card and you get a $2.00 rebate from Ebates. I never said math was my thing, but you get the idea here.
You can also use this technique for purchasing Spa Wish gift cards, just make sure you have researched which Spa’s accept the cards and if there are any other restrictions. Spa Wish gift cards can regularly be found for a 20-30% discount.