Are Local Coupon Aggregators the Next Big Thing?

February 24, 2010

9:00 am

There’s a growing wave of local services such as Groupon and LivingSocial that harness the power of their subscriber bases to offer deeply discounted daily deals that you can take advantage of.  They cover a wide range of cities and all you have to do is sign up to get their daily email.  LivingSocial has done very well, including a great iPhone app, to be able to view, purchase, and share their daily deal. For instance, I subscribe to the Washington, D.C. version of LivingSocial and today’s deal is:

56% off tickets to Glenn Gary’s Parlor Magic, a 90-minute show that puts those childhood spectacles to shame. Pay just $20 for a ticket to this Vegas-style event, replete with the charismatic wand-wielding magician, shredded newspapers that magically become whole again, and card boxes that float in the air, just inches from your face.

Groupon and Living Social are just two such services and keeping track of all of the new ones popping up each day might get a bit daunting.  Enter a new brand of services that are aggregating these daily local deals in one place for your ultimate convenience. One such company is Local Offer Lounge based in Chicago. launched in February 2010 providing the best way to discover great offers from local ‘deal-a-day’ Websites.  We understand what it means to be busy, and with an ever growing number of these sites popping up, it is very time consuming to search and find deals from restaurants, salons, spas and more in your city. With you’ll never miss another deal.

Subscribe to a daily digest for your city and receive a single email (or RSS feed) eliminating the need to check multiple websites and unwanted offers filling your inbox.  If you prefer, you can also follow us on Twitter and get a tweet for each new offer in your city.

Local Offer Lounge puts it all in one digest for you to check out and take advantage.  They are covering over 45 US cities and have already branched out to Toronto and across the pond to the UK.  But they are not alone as this niche is growing, and growing fast. TechCrunch posted just last week highlighting two other companies, 8coupons and Yipit, both offering the same type of functionality – a look into the overall landscape of the daily deals in your area.  It will be interesting to see how each service tries to differentiate and capture market share as the competition heats up.


Did you like this article?

Get more delivered to your inbox just like it!

Sorry about that. Try these articles instead!

Jimmy Gardner is a Senior Unix/Windows Engineer, a lover of technology and photography. Follow him online at @jjgardner3 and enjoy his portfolio at

Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)