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Online discount sites offer great local deals

Savvy shoppers love to find a bargain any time of the year, but a discount during the holiday shopping season can be a convenient way to handle holiday shopping and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Woman shopping for Christmas online

By Landy Ung, CEO and founder of 8coupons

If you’re looking for a way to take the hassles out of holiday shopping while finding great bargains, the best solution is a single source for everyday deals that delivers unique gifts for friends and family at the right price.

Online coupon sites like Amazon Local, Living Social, and Groupon can be excellent resources for finding original gift ideas. Instead of standard gift sets, you can give friends and family members a unique experience or an opportunity to learn a new skill. For example, an adventurous brother might enjoy a deep-sea fishing trip more than yet another big-box home-store gift card. The foodie on your list might appreciate the culinary experience of a sushi class.

But giving unique, experience-based gifts can be complicated if you’re shopping for people who live out of town or outside of a major city, since many online discount sites focus exclusively on metropolitan areas. In that case, an online deal site hub with geo-targeting capabilities is your best bet. provides an easy and convenient way to help you find the perfect presents, bringing deals from local merchants, e-commerce giants and online coupon sites all in one place, so you can zero in on specific ZIP codes to find local deals and online purchasing opportunities virtually anywhere.

The ability to geo-target by ZIP code to find local bargains can be incredibly helpful at holiday time, saving you time, hassles and money. In addition to bargains from local retailers, an online deal site hub can deliver discounts on products offered by online mega-retailers like (which delivers everywhere) and access to deals you might overlook if you visited each site separately. You’ll also save a considerable amount of time, which is always in short supply over the holidays.

Online discount sites can deliver holiday cheer — if you know where and how to look. To make sure you’re getting the best deal available while also reducing the time and effort involved in gift hunting this holiday season, go straight to the largest source for everyday deals to find the best gifts for your friends and family. Find an online deal hub that consolidates offers from multiple sources and allows you to easily pinpoint the locations where you need to find bargains — soon you’ll have your holiday gift shopping all wrapped up.

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