Groupon popularized the deal-a-day concept for daily discounted "coupons" or gift certificates good for deals at local retailers and service providers. Groupon launched in November 2008 and typical deals include spa treatments, classes, restaurants, massages, tanning salons, haircuts and the like typically offer 50% up to as much as 90% off retail price.
An entire industry has been spawned by Groupon and there are now hundreds of daily deal sites around the world. Locally here in the Conejo Valley and Greater Ventura County, ConejoDeals.com was the first site to launch a daily deal program, back in April 2010.
Deal-a-day sites can be addictive. Some people I know buy deals all the time, while others like to take a look every now and then. Generally you purchase a deal, pay, print the certificate and use it before it expires.
Below are websites that offer daily deals, anytime deals and/or good old fashioned coupons in the Ventura County area*:
ConejoDeals.com - Daily deals centered in the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas.
Conejo Valley Corridor - Offers a discount card fundraising program that benefits local schools and non-profits while offering everyday discounts at over 85 local area businesses.