A New Deal Site plus a GIVEAWAY!

5 Apr

There are about 6 bazillion new deal sites out there, all trying to capitalize on the genius spin that Groupon put on the space.  Deal sites have existed pretty much as long as the internet has been around, however, Groupon made it somewhat social by telling consumers that they all had to band together to get a deal.  And now they are valued at $25 BILLION. GENIUS!

I find it has become increasingly difficult to weed through the clutter of the deal sites, and they all have pretty much the same offering.  I wind up just going for deals that appeal to me, and I have very little “loyalty” to any one site.  I do like the feeling of getting something at a discount, however, so I am a frequent purchaser.

When Signpost reached out to me saying they were a “free social network for bargain hunters,” I immediately assumed they were like the rest.  However, after exploring the site, it turns out that they are doing something truly unique in the space.  They are allowing users to post deals in their community and enables them to “Like” deals and share their favorites.  I really like the idea that consumers can share deals in one consolidated space, and it’s cool that you can see them on a map.  Their tagline is “Local deals you actually care about” and I think that’s a great way to put it.


They have a number of food, beauty, home, and fashion related deals.  Right now, they have a few great Foodie deals in NYC that I particularly like, including 50% off Gourmet Gift Baskets, $10 for $20 towards food delivery from AllMenus.com, and $35 for $75 Worth of Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaning from NYC Clean Team. (Click on each link for more information about the deals)  You can sign up to receive deals as well! (I think I’m buying that Kitchen and Bathroom cleaning deal RIGHT NOW!)

They are also hosting an open bar tomorrow night (April 6th) in NYC, so you can RSVP here to enjoy an open bar from 6pm-7pm.  And who doesn’t like free booze?

They also offered me a SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE to give to you, my loyal readers.   To be entered for $20 worth of free delivery from AllMenus.com, just leave a comment below about your favorite thing about NYC.  (This delivery site is only available in NYC, Hoboken, and North Bergen currently, so apologies to the out-of-towners.  I’ll have something for you soon though, so don’t worry!)  To get additional entries into the sweeps, Tweet a link to this blog, Facebook about this blog, become a fan on Facebook, or tell your friends to visit NYC Nom Nom and sign up.  Just send a screenshot of your additional entries to sara@nycnomnom.com or link to them below in the comments section.

Entries will be accepted through Sunday, April 10th at 5pm EST.  I will pick an entry at random and all are eligible to enter.

GOOD LUCK and happy deal exploring!

(Full disclosure: Signpost approached me to feature their site and this sweeps on my blog.  I was in no way required to post any kind of review, positive or negative, and all opinions expressed reflect my own personal experience on the site.)


17 Responses to “A New Deal Site plus a GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Sam April 7, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    My favorite thing in NYC is the abundance of late night grub spots!

  2. Adam April 7, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Love the convenience of NYC – all types of foods within a 5 block radius no matter where you live and they all deliver! What could be better?

  3. amy miller April 7, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    this is the best site ever. such great insight.

  4. Jessie Purton April 7, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    My favorite thing about NYC is the energy! There is always something happening – and always new places to explore & people to meet! ps love this blog! Thanks for offering your loyal readers a sweepstakes!

  5. mike April 7, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    my favorite thing about NYC is that if you don’t know what you’re in the mood for for dinner, you can surely stumble upon a restaurant, try something new and make an adventure out of dinner!

  6. Stacey April 7, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    My favorite thing about NYC is the diversity…whether it’s activities, food, people, places, etc.

  7. Nick April 7, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Being a small town boy from Wisconsin (now living in NY), my favorite part of the city is discovering great unknown restaurants and bars. Preferably, places that only have a few tables or are hidden from the street. Nothing better then walking down a street in the WV and bumping into a cafe with three tables and a special menu created by the chef/owner.

  8. Andrew April 7, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    The nightlife!

  9. kwd April 7, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    my favorite thing about nyc…the convenience! any type of food, drink, activity, mode of transportation–all within a few feet of your front door!

  10. Sara April 7, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Love that I can get any food delivered to me any time of day in NYC!

  11. Steve M April 7, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    My favorite thing about NYC is the people. There are people from everywhere and anywhere, all with different backgrounds and stories. That’s what makes us New Yorkers so unique.

  12. Casey Schoonover April 7, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    My favorite thing about NYC is the proximity and diversity of cuisines.

  13. Rob April 7, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Love food! Love web sites about food! This one is one of my favorites. Thanks for all the great receipe’s and restaurant recommendations.

  14. Julia April 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    I love the fact that its always so easy to get a cab! Something I definitely took for granted until I spent two months in San Francisco frantically chasing cabs and freezing in the cold rain.

  15. Linda Weisholtz April 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    My favorite thing about NY is the smells of the different foods wafting out to your nostrils in the weeks before Christmas.

  16. Sara April 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Favorite thing about NYC:

    I can have just about anything I want to eat whenever I want it, plus chances are that I can get it delivered to my doorstep.

  17. Jessica Levinsohn April 8, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    My favorite thing about NYC is that you can find pizza at every hour of the day or night! 🙂

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