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Daily Deals 11/28: Snapfish, Skype, The Peanut Roaster, Rainbow Lanes, mani-pedi & more!

Posted November 28, 2011


Today's deals include Snapfish, Skype, sports logo products, personalized gifts, jewelry, blwling in Clayton, The Peanut Roaster, Italian food in Chapel Hill, mani-pedi in Raleigh, hair salon in Cary, gourmet candles, baby blankets, makeup kit, gourmet cookies and more! Some of these will make great holiday gifts!

If you are new to the daily deals, basically, these companies offer 1/2 price (or better) activities, products and services. You pay for the coupon and then present it when you arrive at the location or enter the code on the coupon if it is for an online purchase. It's a great way to enjoy adventures around town and products and services at half the price!  With the holidays coming up, you will also find a number of good gifts through the daily deal sites.

Living Social Deals

$15 for a $30 credit at Snapfish. You can personalize one-of-a-kind gifts like photo calendars, holiday cards, mouse pads, coffee mugs, and more.

$10 for $20 worth of online logo sports products at Fanatics including collegiate teams, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Nascar, soccer, MMA, and more. Products include hats, shirts, jerseys, iPhone covers and license plate frames.

$10 for $20 worth of Skype credit, which you can use for more than 14 hours of calls to mobiles or landlines anywhere in the world. Or, use your credit to purchase subscriptions, such as six months of unlimited calling to the US and Canada, or three months to landlines in 40 countries around the world.

$10 for one of 33 select downloadable PC games from Electronic Arts's online store, (a $19.99 value). Included int he available games are: SimCity Societies, Command & Conquer your enemies, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

$20 for $40 to spend at, an online store with hundreds of personalized gifts.

$25 for $50 worth at, which sells designer clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories up to 65% off retail prices.

$15 for $30 worth at Threadless which sells unique T-shirts, hoodies, totes, and more.

$100 for $200 worth of jewelry, including free shipping, from

There are a number of other deals for men's suits, wine, eye glasses, wall art, accessories for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, gourmet-dipped berries and sweets.

Click HERE for details for all the Living Social Deals.

Groupon Deals

$24 for bowling outing for 4 people including shoe rentals and pizza (Up to $62.42 Value) at Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center in Clayton

$15 for $30 worth of Flavored Nuts and Gourmet Snacks from The Peanut Roaster (locations in Cary, Wake Forest and Henderson)

Carmine's Ristorante & Pizzeria in Chapel Hill. Choose between the following options:

* For $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Italian cuisine.
* For $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian fare.

TrendZ Nail Design Studio in Raleigh. Choose between the following options:

* For $44, you get a classic mani-pedi for two (a $92 value).
* For $86, you get a spa mani-pedi for two (a $172 value).
* For $29, you get a 60-minute massage (a $60 value).

$125 for Two-Month Workshop Membership and Six Hours of Classes at TechShop RDU (Up to $378 Value)

$10 for Concert Outing to See Borgore at Lincoln Theatre on December 3 at 9 p.m. (Up to $20 Value)

$94 for a Sony Bloggie Touch MP4 Camera ($179.99 Value). Valid in U.S. Only.

$125 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride from R.O. Franks Aviation Company in Asheville, NC ($250 Value)

Click HERE for the Groupon deals.

Twongo Deals

$39 for $100 toward of any services offered at Jay Felton at Studio J Salon, which recently relocated to Cary within the upscale Sola Salons.

$60 for a $130 voucher to Therapeutic Massage Professionals in Cary for a 1 hour Sugar Glow Massage treatment using your choice of comforting cocoa or calming cranberry.

$16 for a $30 voucher to for K-Cup packs from Green Mountain, Wolfgang Puck, Tully’s, Gloria Jean’s and Celestial Seasonings Tea. Also available: brewers, coffee pods, flavia packs, snacks, and more. If more people buy this deal, it may go down to $15 for the $30 voucher.

Click HERE for the Twongo deals.

Plum District

Today only (11/28), shop from your phone and get an additional 40% off using code: mobile40

$25 for $50 worth of Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, and Beauty Services from Studio 714 West in Raleigh

$20 for $40 worth of gourmet candles at

$30 for $60 worth of Brown Bag Botanicals Skin Care Products

$25 for $50 worth of Children's Books from AdoraPet

$25 for $50 for Super-Soft, Luxurious Baby Blankets from Le Petit Dream

$25 for $50 worth of Bath and Beauty Products from Lather & Fizz Bath Boutique

$49 for a $99 custom collage poster at

$25 for $50 worth of Metal Serveware from Old Town Imports

$10 for $20 worth of Stylish Headbands (+ free shipping) by Bani Bands

$25 for $50 worth of of Plush Adorable Rockers from

$25 for $50 worth of Big-Machine Movies and Merchandise from Little Hard Hats

Click HERE for the Plum District deals.

Moolala Deals

$29 for Six-Piece Mineral Makeup Kit Including Two Professional Brushes with Free Shipping ($99 Value)

$15 for $35 in Custom Photo Cards, Ornaments, Notebooks and More from Snapily

$29 for Fresh Water Pearl Jewelry Set, Shipping Included ($114 value)

$69 for Stainless Steel 13-Gallon, Auto-Open Trash Can with A/C Adapter ($202 Value)

There are also deals for a photobook and teeth whitneing.

Click HERE for the details about all of the Moolala deals.


$17 for a National Geographic Kids One-Year Subscription & Kids Almanac ($62 value)

$20 for a $40 portable & customizable speaker from OrigAudio Doodle

$15 for $30 worth of Gourmet Cookies & Gifts from Biscoff

$15 for $30 worth of Custom Cards & Invitations from Purple Trail

There are also deals for a monthly book subscription for kids, customizable tees and hoodies, parental Internet controls, and more.

Click HERE for the Mamasource deals.


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 28, 2011

    krbrown, was the stipulation not in the fine print? Many of these deals now revert back to price paid if not used in a specified period of time. That's very common with daily deals. The specified period of time was indicated on all the deals I have bought in the fine print. Some deals are good for full value longer than others. Some, like many of the Twongo and Living Social deals, are only valid for a few months. I'm sorry it wasn't clear to you when you bought it. You may not want to totally give up on them because there are some great deals.

    I have not had to deal with Living Social customer service yet because I have not had any problems with their deals. I have had to contact Groupon before and their customer service was great.

  • krbrown Nov 28, 2011

    NOT happy at all with Living Social now.....bought 2 Fansango tickets from them, unaware that after 60 days, it wold revert back to whatever I had paid for the deal ($9.00) instead of covering 2 Fandango tickets, which I puirchased. I called and Living Social told me that. Won't be buying from them again!