Only See What You Want to See
If you’re not in need of spider-vein treatments and you hate Indian food, then odds are you’re going to get frustrated if offers for both those things keep popping up in your e-mail. The good news is that you can change that. “Know yourself and your preferences, and it’s easy to manage your subscriptions,” says Maire Griffin, director of communications for LivingSocial. Customize your profiles to help ensure that you’re seeing only the things that you’re truly interested in.
Family activities, food offerings, travel packages, adventure outings—just let the sites know where your passions lie and they can send you the deals that make sense in your daily life. (AmazonLocal lets you go in and select subcategories of deals you might receive to ensure that you’re laying eyes on options targeted to your interests.) And preferences can be adjusted, so if you suddenly swear off nail salons or decide to go to Paris for a month, you can keep your deals in tune with your life changes.