My day job, blog carnivals and funny potato-chip flavors.Posted by Donna Freedman on Mar 3, 2011 | 10 comments
Now up at MSN Money is my latest column, “Useless Groupon? Cash it in.” It’s all about the secondary market for social commerce vouchers from places like Tippr, Buy With Me, Living Social and, of course, Groupon.
The advantage is twofold: You can unload deals you no longer want and, more to the point, you can look for deals you missed on the first go-round or that you didn’t know existed.
As one secondary-market host says, it’s “a catalog experience vs. an impulse buy.”
It’s not just pedicures and designer cupcakes, either. Among the items I found on a quick scan of the secondary sites:
- An all-day pass to a paintball palace
- $50 worth of meat, delivered, from a specialty butcher
- A class on making herbal remedies and bath items
- Two hours of work from a licensed and bonded landscape company
- $40 worth of books from Simon and Schuster
- An oil change
The prices ranged from $6 to $22.50 — and these would have made great gifts, too. Give these sites a look – preferably entering through the MSN Money article link above.
A couple of weeks ago my writing got into two PF blog carnivals:
As always, I encourage you to read through the carnivals for a lot of good articles that you might not have found any other way. That’s why carnivals are so swell.
About those funny potato chips: I’m enjoying reading the flavors on packets of “crisps,” as they’re called here. Prawn cocktail. Chicken tikka. Flame-grilled steak. English breakfast fry-up. Bacon and mature cheddar. Steak and ale pie. Whole roast chicken. Would “one-quarter of a roast chicken” chips taste different, I wonder?