Many online daily deal websites, over 500 by some estimates, have emerged following the launch of Groupon in the Fall 2008. While the idea of group buying is a core part of Groupon, similar sites offer deals to anyone who purchases as opposedto having an x amount of people claim the deal in order for everyone to receive it. This includes daily deal sites focused on sustainable, organic, and/or eco-friendly products and services. Below is a list of daily deal sites that offer deals from these two different approaches.
Provides deals specifically for the city of Chicago:
1. Ethicaldeal.com(click the skip button) – uses the same groupbuying concept as Groupon discounted at 50-90% off in your city or online. Note that this company promotes green products, not necessarily fair trade, equal exchange, etc.
2. Blissmo.com (click view today’s deal saver below the blue box) provides organic and eco-friendly deals up to 70% off.
You can even get a box of new products delivered to your door every month known as the blissmobox. There are a few types of boxes available monthly you can have sent to you. August boxes options included morning Bliss, after Fuel, or night LOVIN’.
3. Ecobabybuys.com(view deal by clicking on link to the left) offers parents online deals in hopes to take the stress off finding vendors that meet their wants on that meet the following criteria:
- Products are non-toxic materials & dyes
- Organic and/or recycled materials
- Eco-friendly packaging
- Commitment to fair trade
The company also follows the sustainable practices they expect from their vendors by using recycled packaging material, recycled and unbleached paper, encourage deliveries through the usps, etc.
4. Greenboxtop.com(view deal by clicking on link to the left) focuses on green deals, groupbuying, 40-90% off, and a percentage of the money goes to non-profits organizations.
5. Greendeals.org(view today’s deal by clicking on link to the left) from Green America offers deals only from Green America approved businesses. These approved companies have shown a dedication to social and environmental responsibility through the 3 P’s: policies, practices, and products.
They also have a section on green online coupon codes under Green Coupon and More Deals sections including such well known eco companies as Klean Kanteen.
6. Jpselects.com(must join to view today’s deal) offers 3-day deals and also promotes businesses who have been featured on his site to continuously be promoted under the online shop section. This site guarantees quality, good materials, and that the products offered were made in healthy work environments.
7. Lovingeco.com(must join to view today’s deal) recognizes that green products are undefined and hence, has created a legend that allows consumers to easily identify what deals are organic, fair trade, energy efficient, locally made, recyclable, etc.
8. Purecitizen.com(view deal by clicking on link to the left) offers 3-day deals on companies committed to making the world a better place. These companies sometimes offer organic or eco products. Upon purchasing the deal, you can decide whether to donate the difference in amount between the discounted and original price to a charity featured on the site. The deals are 30-90% off.