With the increasing expenses of daily living, it has become imperative for both men and women to find ways to save as much as money possible. To accomplish this goal, some people prefer to use the latest budgeting apps white other cut-down on their expenses by lowering their standard of living. You don’t have to do either of them.
With extreme couponing, it is possible to lower your expenses on groceries and other regular purchases. If you ever tried Groupon before, you’d know what I am talking about. In this post, I have reviews a lesser-known couponing app know as LivingSocial.
About the Creator of LivingSocial
You’d be surprised to learn that the mobile app LivingSocial use to Groupon’s major competitors. LivingSocial was estimated to overtake Groupon and other coupon websites. Unfortunately, this didn’t occur and LivingSocial had to downsize in terms of employees and services they provide. However, the company founded in the year 2007 by Aaron Battalion, Eddie Frederick, Tim O’Shaughnessy, and Val Aleksenko is now acquired by Groupon and doing quite well.
How Does the LivingSocial App Work?
This app is quite easy to use. To get started today, all you need is an email address or a Facebook account. You can use these credentials to create an account. Next, select your city. I’d like to call your attention to the fact that LivingSocial is available only in select countries. To be specific, the United States, Canada, UK, and Australia.
Once you register with LivingSocial, you can log in to the app or the web version and browse through several great deals in your city. Before recommending deals and discounts, the app also considers the distance between your home and the recommended business place. Although, you can expand the preferences as per need.
So, once you find the deal you were looking for, simply purchase the deal with your credit or debit card. You can search for anything from a restaurant to a spa. Next, a voucher will be offered to you which you need to present at the business place.
What I Like About LivingSocial App
I really like how simple the app is. All I have to do is purchase a deal with a heavy discount and show the softcopy to the cashier. Also, no other app offers such heavy discounts on food.
What I Don’t Like About LivingSocial App
When using the web version of LivingSocial, I need to print out the voucher with the help of a printer. Without a printer, there is no other way to produce the voucher. Also, showing a printed voucher at a fancy restaurant may appear a bit cheap.
Most coupons accepting merchants do not treat couponers as well as their regular paying customers. If you have experienced such discrimination, you should switch to LivingSocial as your primary couponing app. All merchants on LivingSocial are verified personally and they do not treat couponers in an unfair way.
LivingSocial is a free service. They will never ask you for money. Also, the app is ad-free and there are no in-app purchases.