Best Deal-A-Day Sites in NYC

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Go beyond the Groupon with some great sites to get some awesome local deals in New York City – with many of them in our borough! Snap up discounted classes and birthday party packages for your kids, spa services, clothes…etc.. You usually get some $ for referring your friends (word of mouth is king, right?) and you can usually use your facebook account to login.

Poppins Perks, from Mommy Poppins, recently launched. Besides offering awesome deals, they’ve partnered with DonorsChoose.org. every deal is paired with an important project to help a NYC public school classroom – 10% of your purchase is donated. If enough Perks are sold, they can fully fund the project and help a teacher and her students out. It could even be the school your kids attend. We also like that it tells you how many people are still needed to fund the project.

doodledeals, which will be branching into other cities soon,  features deals for kids and moms. They offer great deals on New York City businesses and just offered their first local Queens business recently. The deal was $16 for 5 Weekday Open Play Sessions ($35 Value) –at the very popular Kids Fun House in Ridgewood, Queens! We also like that doodledeals offers spa treatments and awesome birthday  packages (at terrific discounts). doodledeals guarantees parents the deal no matter how many other folks opt in. Click here to sign up (disclosure: referral link)

Gaggle of Chicks chooses their vendors based on recommendations by their network of moms – from bakeries and beauty products to children’s classes and mommy boot camps. They use a new social approach to buying. If enough moms sign up for a deal and become part of the Gaggle, it “hatches” and everyone receives the discount. Click here to sign up (disclosure: referral link).

Plum District, which is also in many major cities, has national deals for moms and kids, plus deals in New York City’s Uptown, Downtown, and Brooklyn. We’d love them to come to Queens (hint! Hint)! Click here to sign up (disclosure: referral link).

Mamapedia Sweet Deals gives deals on kids classes and mom services and also gives 5% of your purchase to the NYC school of your choice. Not that we need more of a reason to snap up one of their money saving deals…. but it doesn’t hurt! We also like their Stress Free Promise – if you buy a deal and realize it doesn’t work for your family – for any reason – they’ll give you a credit or your money back, no questions asked.  Click here to sign up (disclosure: referral link).

Want even more deals? While these are mostly non-kid and feature restaurants, goods, fitness and services, check out Gilt City, Daily Candy’s Deals, Living Social, and Tippr (they just featured Queens Acupuncture in Jackson Heights), and Social Steals.

By Nancy Johnson Horn