Friends = Freebies
LivingSocial offers a promotion that lets you use a little bit of your gift of gab and a lot of your gift of social media to earn yourself a free deal. “When you buy a voucher, you get a unique URL that you can send out via social media. If you get three of your friends to buy the deal, LivingSocial picks up your tab and your deal is free,” says Griffin of Living Social’s Me+3 promotion. Considering that the promo applies to all of the site’s offers—including travel deals (remember that trip to China?)—it has the potential to net you a big reward for a little old-fashioned salesmanship.
Even if your powers of persuasion and status as a trendsetter don’t get you free deals at every site, you may still be able to earn points or discounts through unique-URL referrals. Friends’ purchases via Kgbdeals using your unique URL can earn you “kgbkash,” which should qualify you for discounts on your future purchases.