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2. Think Groupon before Target or ULTA or H&M or Overstock.
Groupon Goods is a great place to buy toiletries, casual makeup, the random designer handbag and basic apparel pieces like tees, scarves and leggings. Doing a quick check to see if Groupon has makeup brushes or OPI nail color (yes, they do) before you head out to Target can save you a few bucks.
Savings opportunities get bigger of course with more expensive products. I found this MICHAEL Michael Kors messenger bag on Groupon for $148, and the same bag on Overstock for $216.
3. Check Dealspotr.
Full disclosure here: I’m a Dealspotr ambassador and proud of it. I use the site as my go-to for finding coupons and promo codes. Dealspotr can add more efficiency to the Groupon shopping experience by helping you find popular product deals and promo codes fast, like this one.
4. Pay attention to the ads.
As frequent online shoppers, we’ve learned the fine art of ignoring banner ads. That’ll work against you with Groupon, as the site will typically hammer you with discount offers until you buy something.
5. Use the Groupon app.
If you can handle having another shopping app sending you notifications, try the Groupon app. The app’s focus, like the site, is on local deals, but you can shop Groupon Goods too. And the app will send you notifications (lots of them actually) about different Goods offers and promo codes.
6. Customize your email subscriptions.
You can customize your Groupon emails to include only Goods deals if you aren’t interested in the Daily Deals for your city. I do think Groupon could stand to give you more customization options for the emails. You cannot, for example, specify how often you want to receive emails or specify certain categories of Goods. If you subscribe to the Goods deal list, you’ll get all Goods deals rather than just discounts on beauty and fashion products.
Do you have a Groupon beauty and/or fashion shopping success story? Tell us about it in the comments.