There are some HOT deals available on Groupon today that anyone can get (you don't need to be close to the city they are advertised on because you can use them online!).
New to Groupon? It is a site that works on the collective buying principal.....they get huge discounts by promising business so many customers. For example, on today's deal they "promised" The Nutty Guys that they could get 10 people (I am using Spokane as my city) to purchase the "groupon." Once the purchasing power reaches that 10 threshold then everyone who wants to purchase it will get it. If It doesn't reach 10 then no one can get it. (You will not be charged unless the threshold is met.....which it has been met for these deals). The deals change daily and are only available for that day.
Here are some of the HOT deals that anyone can get (click on the "visit more cities" located at the top of Groupon's page):
Spokane- $10 for $25 worth of nuts, dried fruit, and more from The Nutty Guys (I am getting ready to order from here myself - the kids are going to put together little baggies of trail mix for snacks)
Fine Print for this deal: Expires Mar 23, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Must use in 1 order. Tax and shipping not included. Not valid with other offers. Redeemable starting 9/23 at noon.
North Jersey- $10 for $20 worth of everyday essentials at Soap.com
Fine Print for this deal: Expires Dec 23, 2010. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must use in 1 order. Only valid at soap.com. Not valid at diapers.com. 1–2 day shipping included.
Salt Lake City- $20 for 4 movie tickets from Weekly Cinema ($56 value)
Fine Print for this deal: Expires Dec 23, 2010. Must redeem Groupon at WeeklyCinema.com by 12/23/10. Tickets must be redeemed via Fandango or MovieTickets.com within 90 days of Groupon redemption. No cash value. No cash back. Not valid with other offers.
Boise- $20 for $40 worth of Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Brownie Gifts from Fairytale Brownies
Fine Print for this deal: Expires Mar 23, 2011. Limit 1 per person. Online and phone orders only. Registration required. Not valid other offers. Shipping may be included.
*I think that I might get one of the Soap.com ones. When I go to redeem it I'll go through Ebates and get 1- 5.5% back. I will also google coupon codes for Soap.com to see if I can't stretch this deal even farther. =0) The code SOAPSPLASH will get you 15% off if it is your first time ordering from them.