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Gee, ScoutMob Is The Cool Kid Of Deal Sites

25 Oct

It’s true. I want to be best friends with Scoutmob.

Since moving to the ATL, I have scoured the deal sites in a desperate attempt to save pennies where I can. I quickly found that there are a plethora of daily deal sites out there (which is a beautiful thing for a recent college grad like myself), yet they all run together in a monotonous blur of mindless offers that are mostly irrelevant to me. Enter Scoutmob.

Scoutmob breaks the mold with its cheeky personality and interactive features. That’s right, this site actually has a personality. Not only do the Scoutmobsters offer you amazing deals around your respective city, but they give you local tips and entice you with featured area events and articles. Their mobile app provides deals to restaurants all across the city that you actually want to go to. Also, I am quite smitten with Scoutmob‘s weekly “Caption This” contest. It serves as a great distraction during the work week.

The Scoutmob deal descriptions will literally make you laugh out loud. Take today’s deal for McKinnon’s restaurant, for instance: “After forty years (that’s approximately a century and a half in Atlanta restaurant years) of serving Creole and Cajun classics to multiple generations, McKinnon’s has changed very little.” Boo ya.

To top it all off, Scoutmob rewards those members who spread the Scoutmob love by offering exclusive deals to those who share Scoutmobbery with family, friends, and meaningless acquaintances. They have dubbed this the “Revel” program, and it has become a personal goal of mine to attain those perks.

I could go on for days about my appreciation for this stellar site. From the sarcastic wit to the money-saving mayhem, Scoutmob takes the deal site to a whole new level. And I am officially in love. And did I mention that their signature thing is a mighty old school mustache? Can’t beat that.

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Gee, Those Are Someecards

15 Feb

They’ve been around for years, but I am still obsessed.  The someecards website has the wittiest ecards that poke fun of celebrities and human kind alike.  The unassuming images of the vintage characters on the cards make the hysterical musings exponentially more entertaining.  The site even allows users to submit their own ecards which can be just as good as the site’s classics.  And get this: they’re FREE to send!  Which is much more than I can say for a lot of ecard sites these days.

The site has become so popular that they even sell their ecards in tangible gift form (i.e. shirts, mugs, magnets, etc.).

This Valentine’s Day, I spent nearly an hour perusing the site and laughing out loud at the cards devoted to the delightful day of love and affection.  My personal favorite poked fun at my least favorite team in the NFL:

What’s even better is that there are cards for the average day.  I’m especially fond of the ones that poke fun at our bizarre social media habits:

So if you’re looking for a good pick-me-up form of procrastination, I highly recommend you visit the site and share the love.

Gee, eBay’s A Beast Of Brilliance

3 Aug

When I was in middle school, I was required to read “The Perfect Store: Inside eBay” by Adam Cohen as a summer reading assignment.  Although I was not nearly as interested in marketing and technology as I am now, I could appreciate that the online marketplace was a product of genius.  When Pierre Omidyar first came up with the project, he had no clue that it would explode into a global giant of an online marketplace…but did it ever.

Having read the book on eBay’s rise to power, I was particularly interested in this article and infographic posted by Brian Clark Howard on Huffington Post (courtesy of digg.com).  Entitled, “eBay: The World’s MarketPlace,” it sums up the high points of eBay’s incredible story in one insightful image:

I personally have a soft spot in my heart for eBay.  As an avid online shopper, I have purchased a vast array of treasures on the site, ranging from designer purses to autographed photos of Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter (guilty).  This summer, I ventured into seller territory as I sold my first items on eBay.  It’s truly a magical process to post your items and gradually see the bidding go up.  It’s addictive, really.

eBay is one of those masterpieces that makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  (Personally, I was only 6 years old when it premiered.  Had I been another year older, I’m sure I would have been all over it…)  It’s extremely brilliant, but it just makes so much sense!  Pure gold.