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Top free daily deal apps for Android

by Caitlin M. Foyt

It's not difficult to see why the daily deal model has really taken off in the last year or so. Who can say no to saving a bundle of money? And if you're thinking about getting your nails done, taking surfing lessons or taking the whole family out to dinner, anyway, why wouldn't you want to spend a little less while you’re at it? Spotlighting limited-time deals that discount products and services, most of these sites also happen to have mobile apps, so that you can stay up on the current deal and buy it on-the-go. Here are some of the best ones available for Android.

Groupon (Free)

The site that kicked off the whole daily deals trend offers tons of deals in cities across the U.S. and even has some international deals, too. Search nearby Groupons using your phone's GPS, and keep track of all your purchased Groupons by location, date, and expiration. Stores can just scan your Groupon deals from your phone so you don't have to waste paper.

LivingSocial (Free)

Whether it's an $80 value massage for $40 or buy one latte, get the second one free, LivingSocial offers tons of great deals in your city. Unfortunately, it's not offered everywhere yet though, so just double-check that you're covered before you download. LivingSocial recently added a "family deals" section and "LivingSocial Escapes," which includes discounted vacation packages. The best part about LivingSocial are the perks—if you refer a couple of your friends, you can get a deal for free.

Dealleak - The daily deal portal (Free)

Dealleak is an aggregator that collects all of the daily deals on the web and compiles them into one app. This list includes, but is not limited to sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, Plum District, kgb Deals, iCouponOnline, EverSave, Tippr, HomeRun, BuyWithMe, Zozi, BloomSpot, DailyDealster, HalfOffDepot, DealOn and TravelZoo. What's really great about Dealleak are its search options—you can choose to filter your results by either new or soon to expire offers, or you can search by distance. Only the deals near your area are displayed..

Loopt (Free)

Whenever a new deal goes up on Loopt, users are sent a push-notification notifying them.Instead of offering a single offer each day, Loopt pushes a few high-value deals at various times throughout the day. Discounts are on a first come, first served basis and businesses can choose the quantity and time limits. This app acts primarily as a location-based social networking application.

Deals by Citysearch (Free)

Deals by Citysearch is a much more visual way to shop for daily discounts. Users can easily find exactly what they're looking for just by glancing at the app’s map. Deals also allows users to peruse listings of local deals just by typing in a zip code. The app also allows for plenty of personalization by allowing you to store your preferred filters and automatically delete expired offers from your saved list.

WootWatcher (Free)

Woot.com is an alternative to your typical daily deal website. The site’s tagline is “one day, one deal.” They sell one item per day, usually some kind of electrical gadget, until it is sold out or until 11:59 pm central time when it is replaced with something else. The site also has a page dedicated to the selling of a different original T-shirt, bottle of wine and children’s item each day. This app helps users to keep up with what’s for sale and what’s sold out.

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