With the mornings getting colder, and my caffeine tolerance getting higher and higher, to get out of bed each morning I rely more and more heavily on the knowledge that there will be an inbox full of daily deal emails awaiting me.
Australian deal sites use a similar model to that developed by the US giant Groupon, which is one where buyers can take up deals on anything from hair treatments, restaurant meals and chiropractic appointments to cases of wine and consumer electronics. The deals only come into effect when a certain number of people have signed up to buy and it’s also only available for a limited time – usually a day.
These online discount shoppers have given given me a new lease on the portmanteau ‘spaving’, combination of ‘saving’ and ‘spending’.
But just as a ‘bromance’ is really a buddy movie, a ‘belieber’ is just a teenage girl with a celebrity crush, and ‘Brangelina’, ‘TomKat’ and ‘Bennifer’ are monsters in the caste of Cerberus, spaving is nothing new.
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