Babble New York
Ever since Groupon came on the scene, there seems to be an explosion in sites that offer a daily discount on just about anything in your area if enough readers sign on for the deal of the day. And mama loves a bargain! Well, now there are a bunch of these group-buying sites that cater specifically to parents.
Poppins Perks is relatively new and promises huge discounts from local NYC businesses that they love. But Poppins Perks (which comes from NYC activity guru Mommy Poppins) goes one step further. When you buy the daily discount, 10% of your purchase goes to a targeted school project on DonorsChoose. How cool is that!
Another parent-centric site is Gaggle of Chicks which offers daily deals (including children’s classes and mommy boot camps) on the best products and services for moms and their families. Gaggle promises they are selective about their deals and won’t just give you 50% off a kid’s haircut but will make sure it’s from the best children’s salon.
Mamapedia is another option. It also has daily offers that are focused on busy moms and families including kid friendly restaurants, family entertainment, kids activities and fun places for mom’s night out. Okay, I like the sound of that. At Mamapedia, 5% of your purchase will be donated to a school of your choice.
Finally, Doodle Deals is also in the mix. It offers discounts of up to 85% on kid-centric food, theater and activities all over New York City.
So which site is the best for you? Well, it depends on the deals and what you and your kids like to do. It’s easy enough to join and doesn’t cost anything. So sign up, check out the deals and unsubscribe from the ones that don’t work for you. Because these days, if you are paying full price, you are paying too much.
Know about a great kids even in NYC? Email me at Kelcey@mamabirddiaries.com or visit me at The Mama Bird Diaries.