I already wrote an article about a way to get rid of unwanted gift cards. Well, there’s another one, and I’ll discuss it in today’s post.
You may have heard of Groupon already. If not, let me refer you to my article about it. The only addition I have to what I wrote then is that Mr. Rebates gives 6% cash-back on all the Groupon purchases. A cash-back on a saving? That’s great.
Anyway, the issue of today is what to do with a coupon you got on Groupon, and don’t want? I assume everyone got into that situation one time or another, got a coupon, paid some discounted price for a pre-paid voucher, and eventually cannot use it. It may be a Restaurants.com voucher, Groupon coupon, or something else. What to do in order to recover at least some, if not all the investment?
Well, you can sell it. Or at least try. Craigslist is an option, but there’s a site, that is dedicated to that. I don’t know how successful it will end up being, but you can give it a try.
It’s called Lifesta.
The idea behind the Lifesta site is very similar to the idea behind Groupon – based on geographical areas. But the deals there are not valid for a day, as on Groupon. The deals there are the coupons other people bought and want to get rid of. So, if someone got a deal to some restaurant half a year ago and ended up moving before using it, that person will attempt to sell it. You want to go there? There’s no active Groupon deal? Look it up on Lifesta, maybe there’s an old Groupon coupon for sale there. Just pick it up, it’s a win-win. You get the otherwise unavailable deal, or sell something otherwise unusable coupon. You got the point, right?
So enjoy your Groupons.
Your Little Advisor.