I was all in when the daily deal sites started popping up. Who doesn’t like a deal? And the deals are good. Especially for services you need or things you’ve been wanting to get. Problem is for a person like me, the deal ends up done before I remember to use it.
I started noticing that I was snapping all kinds of stuff that I genuinely needed or wanted (like food at my favorite restaurants, or somewhere I’ve wanted to try.) One day I realized I had more expired deals on both Living Social and Groupon, than I had used ones. It was time for me to quit. Sorta.
Both apps still live in a folder on my iPhone homepage, but they’ll be moved to a less prominent spot soon. I may even disable the alerts, so that I’m not tempted jump on something I think I’ll use.