July 22nd, 2010

“I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal.”
   -San Francisco, circa 2010

Not just a big deal, a great deal.

Entertainment Book 2010Although I've yet to see a Going Out of Business banner draped across the Golden Gate, some of our City's businesses are willing to discount their fare 50 – 90%. We're talking some reputable spots like Luna Park, Milvali salon, Kasa Indian taquería, Azalea boutique, Philz coffee and even the Go Car tour. Who hasn't kissed the ring of Groupon, the godfather of the Entertainment Book version 2.0? But now it's time to appreciate and expose the other sites featuring a daily deal. After all, it wouldn't be San Francisco if we only patronized the $1.2 billion dollar front-runner.

The local sites offering one deal each day.
*  Living Social  Gold Rush Whitewater Rafting for 50% off.
*  Town Hog  Delica Japanese for 50% off.
*  FreshGuide  Cook! SF meal kit for 50% off.
*  Homerun  Laundry Locker for 57% off.
*  Bloomspot  A Missed Deal: Oysterfest for 40% off.
*  Tippr  HealthyWage Weight Loss for 51% off.
*  GroopSwoop  Basic Training for 64% off.
*  Bergine  SF Wags for 44% off.
*  Savvy Avenue  Her Club Personal Training Sessions for 60% off.
*  Joffer  MedSpa Botox for 56% off.
*  Zozi  SeaTrek Kayak Rental for 53% off.
*  Social Buy  Cafe Amici for 50% off.
*  SpecialDeals  Krav Maga for 85% off.
*  Liquor  Mr. Smith's for 50% off.
*  Adility  Surfaces Massage and Body Treatment for 85% off.

Although not yet comprehensive, there are a few other deal aggregators to view new deals on a single page: TheDealMap or YipIt.

Did you end up buying one too many deals? Now, you can sell your leftovers at Deals Go Round.

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