Daily deals websites used to be all the rage but gradually fell out of the consciousness of the average Internet user. Now they tend to come few and far between, but the ones that still exist should be treasures to hold on to.
If you don’t already get sale alerts, checking daily deals websites can save you some serious cash on a variety of different products — they’re usually gadgets but they can even expand to nice clothes. The catch, of course, is that you only have 24 hours to take advantage of a sale at any given time. The next day, it’s onto a new product or group of products for sale.
Without further ado, take a look at some of the best daily deals websites worth an online shopping spree or two.
Meh is killing the daily deals game right now due to its very simple approach at selling a single, random product every single day for super cheap. What’s fun about Meh is reading the long description that accompanies the product every day, often sarcastic or witty enough to give you a few laughs. Appropriate for the name, the writers don’t shy away from often admitting when a product is cheap or just downright mediocre — but for the right price, anything is good enough.
Purchases are made directly through Meh with a flat-rate $5 for standard shipping in the U.S. Joining the $5 per month VMP (Very Mediocre Person) club gets you free shipping and other goodies throughout the year.
At the time of writing, the deal is for Yurbuds Venture PRO Sport Earbuds selling for just $14 when retail price is $99.
Tip: Meh updates its daily deal every day at 12 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Woot is a terrific daily deals website that isn’t as snarky as Meh, but has far more to offer. In addition to having one featured deal every day, Woot also offers deals on a variety of other product categories. For instance, rolling over the Electronics tab at the top will display the one featured deal for that category alone. Clicking will let you browse other deals and view their expiration dates.
Woot has categories for home, electronics, computers, tools and gardens, sport, accessories and watches, kids, shirts and even wine. The last category is called Sellout, where Woot posts its last-call deals. This is where you’ll find some of the best deals that you probably won’t be able to find again.
At the time of writing, Woot’s featured daily bargain is a quad-core Lenovo desktop computer running Windows 7 for 58 percent off list price.
1Sale is similar to Woot in that it offers multiple deals per day in a number of different product categories. It features a countdown at the top right of the page to when new deals arrive. The site also has separate tabs for daily deals and hot deals, the latter of which tends to last longer.
1Sale includes sales for electronics, home and family, fashion and jewelry, entertainment, kids and toys.
At the time of writing, the featured deal of the day is a magnetic LED light that wraps around a tool to free up a hand when you’re fixing or investigating a broken object. That’s for 77 percent off at $6.98.
Tanga is the last on the list. It doesn’t seem to have as much of a focus on tech as the other three with product categories for men and women coming before electronics. It does also feature a timer though for when new deals arrive.
Tip: Tanga’s page refreshes with new offers every morning at 7 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Tanga doesn’t have a single featured product like the others, but does have several options directly on the home page from computers and laptops to clothes to accessories.