Versus Training Center Deal: $29 for 30 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes (84% Off)

Today’s Groupon Deal: $29 for 30 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Versus Training Center ($180 Value)

Buy for $29
Value $180
Discount 84%
You Save $151

Here’s another HOT DEAL from Groupon. Get 84% Off at Versus Training Center. The deal ends tonight at midnight (Wednesday, September 8, 2010). Click here to buy now or for more information about this deal.

Highlights
•Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, boot camp & more
•30 days of unlimited classes
•State-of-the-art facilities
•Small class sizes

The Fine Print
Expires Mar 9, 2011
Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Registration required. Must sign waiver. If under 18, must have guardian sign waiver. Not valid for Level II Fighter Body Conditioning.

The Company
Versus Training Center
http://versustraining.com/
130 W Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia

The newly reopened workoutorium offers a bevy of belly banishing classes daily in its sparkling 6,000-square-foot space. Your Groupon is good for one month of unlimited classes, which makes it ideal for new moms looking to quickly slip off the baby weight or scholars seeking to sculpt a set of rock-hard abs while on sabbatical. The high-intensity classes are designed and led by an in-house collection of coaches and include kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, circuit and interval training, and boot camp. In addition to changing rooms and showers on-site for use, classes are generally capped at 15 students, ensuring your sweat-session comes complete with personal attention and room to freely flail your arms and antennae without worry of knocking down a neighbour.

Working out with others motivates you to push yourself harder, helps you stick to a regimen, and gives you the opportunity to bond with new friends over tales of general sweatiness and mutual plans to beat up the ocean. So take this opportunity to tone up in tandem with a friend or coworker, and consult the schedule to start planning your fitness-focused future month.

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The Refinery Vancouver: $12 for $25 Worth of New-World Cuisine and Cocktails

Today’s Groupon Deal: $12 for $25 Worth of New-World Cuisine and Cocktails at The Refinery Vancouver

Buy for only $12
Value $25
Discount 52%
You Save $13

This is a 1-day deal that will end at midnight tonight (Tuesday, September 7, 2010).

Highlights
•Listed among Vancouver mag’s best bar snacks
•Emphasis on local ingredients
•Made-from-scratch cocktails

The Fine Print
Expires Mar 8, 2011
Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. No cash value. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers.

The Company
The Refinery Vancouver
http://www.therefineryvancouver.com/
1115 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia

The Refinery is a fresh-market-style eatery featuring elegant scratch-made cocktails and locally sourced gastronomic delights whenever possible. The cocktail kitchen rotates different mixologists who concoct a list of innovative drinks and pairings, in addition to demonstrating their trade knowledge of the two-step. Dry-throated diners can moisturize the esophagus with an inspired cocktail ($10 each) such as the Provencale, a hypnotic swirl of gin, lavender syrup, lemon, flower bitters, and soda. The Bittered Sling enables inventive imbibers to customize an egg-white, citrus, bitters, and liquor concoction, with choices from a stock of 23 different kinds of bitters, including such flavour combinations as black pepper and peach and lemon, hops, and bay leaf.

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$40 for $80 Worth of Custom Photo Canvas Printing from CanvasPop

Today’s Groupom Deal: $40 for $80 Worth of Custom Photo Canvas Printing from CanvasPop

Buy for only $40
Value $80
Discount 50%
You Save $40

This is a 1-day only sale that will end at midnight on Monday, September 6, 2010. I have a sweet wedding picture that I’ve wanted to enlarge and put on Canvas for years. Thanks to Groupon, I’m going to buy a coupon and finally do it. I hope it turns out awesome. If you have a picture that you would like to put on Canvas, click here to buy yours now or for more information.

Highlights
•Create wall art with photos
•Handmade, customizable prints
•10% off next order
•Canada-based business

The Fine Print
Expires Mar 7, 2011
Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Must use in 1 order. Not valid with other offers. Shipping not included. No cash value. Redeem starting 9/8.

The Company
CanvasPop (National)
http://www.blogger.com/
Redeem online

Building your custom canvas print is a fast and easy process with the Canada-based business, just like eating a Tootsie Pop. First, choose the layout with one, two, three, or four panels. Then upload any image (TIFF, JPEG, and PNG formats) from your computer, camera, or brain—or choose to send in a physical picture to be scanned and converted into a work of art. Next, select the size and customize the print. Fine-tune your shot with optional chromatic alterations, or convert your picture into modern pop art or oil-painting facsimile or apply other advanced effects for an additional fee. Pricing varies depending on frame style and size, but it starts at $35 for an 8″x10″ with no frame. Create a mural-sized 24″x72″ portrait ($227.76 with no frame) or plump up a bitsy snapshot with a black wood frame (starting at $78.68). View a complete list of prices and potential configurations here.

CanvasPop’s interactive approach to art passes the creative torch back into the fireproof eye of the inhabitant. Instead of sifting through awkward teen-idol posters or trying to understand someone else’s strokework, personalize your walls with self-snapped gems. Enshrine a favourite person, scenic wooded cottage, or picture of your wall for years to come with a customized dimensional masterpiece. Create a highly personalized gift that’s made to last with a high-quality, handmade print using eight-colour archival ink protected by a coat of UV-matte laminate. Shipping is not included in the value of this Groupon (usually a $14 flat rate), but customers can receive free shipping if more than one piece is ordered. As an additional perk, all Groupon customers can get 10% off the next order they place, and since CanvasPop is based in Canada, every order is duty and customs-fees free.

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Today’s Groupon Deal: $20 for $40 Worth of Upscale Bar Snacks and Cocktails at OPUS Bar

Buy for $20
Value $40
Discount 50%
You Save $20

This is is a 3-day sale that will end at midnight on Sunday, September 5, 2010. There’s a limit of 4 per person and 1 per table. The OPUS Bar, which is located in the lavish OPUS Hotel Vancouver was voted Best Bar Snacks in Vancouver in 2009. Click here to buy now or for more information.

Highlights
•Best Bar Snacks 2009
•Exotic bar concoctions
•Glamorous décor
•Inside OPUS Hotel Vancouver

The Fine Print
Expires Dec 30, 2010
Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per table. Must purchase food item. Dine-in only.

The Company
OPUS Bar
http://www.opusbar.ca/
350 Davie St., Vancouver, British Columbia

OPUS Bar, located within the lavish OPUS Hotel Vancouver, loads its lounge with an eclectic ensemble of light bar fare and a fierce variety of palatable potables. Properly prep stomachs for the delightful drinkables with an “O” Bite such as the pecorino fries, an upscale interpretation of crispy fries accented by luxurious black-truffle oil, chives, and grated pecorino cheese ($9). Dredge crispy squid through decadent kewpie mayo and exotic sweet-chili-sauce terrain before disassembling the makeshift dozers with one swift bite ($9), or nosh on a plate of tandoori wings, spiced with a zesty butter-chicken sauce ($9). Lifestyle cocktails invite guests to analyze their alter egos, pairing fictional personalities with fun drinks, while OPUS’s hand-crafted specialties sprinkle drinkable sundaes with cherries, lasers, and precious metals. The Summer Sun places Maker’s Mark, calvados, vermouth, and bronze powder into a libation that is both potent and pretty ($16.50), and the Pacific Spa compiles Hendrick’s gin, vermouth, rose water, smoked sea salt, silver flakes, and cucumber ($16.50). A quality selection of wines, whiskey, and single malts is also available.

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HOT DEAL: Save $209 at Sabai Thai Spa! (Save 68%)

Today’s Groupon Deal: $99 for a True Wellness Package at Sabai Thai Spa ($308 Value)

Buy for $99
Value $308
Discount 68%
You Save $209

This is a 1-day sale that will end midnight tonight (Thursday, September 2, 2010). Save $209 of Sabai That Spa’s True Wellness Package. For only $99, you get a one hour-and-forty-five-minute treatment package which includes a custom detox massage, custom anti-aging organic facial, bright-eyes treatment, detoxifying foot reflexology, and a hydrating lip-plump treatment. Click here to buy yours now.

Highlights
•Traditional Thai-spa techniques
•Custom detox massage, organic facial, reflexology & more
•Two locations

The Fine Print
Expires Mar 3, 2011
Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must use in 1 visit. By appointment only, subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Tax and gratuity not included.

The Company
Sabai Thai Spa
http://www.thaispa.ca/
Coal Harbour, 571 Cardero St., Vancouver, British Columbia

Begin your excursion into extreme wellness with a full-body Thai-style massage, which incorporates stretches, pressure points, and Sabai’s special herbal oil blend to banish toxins to the fourth dimension, leaving your 3-D self buoyantly bouncing along the axes of Euclidean space. After you obtain time-space equilibrium, the anti-aging facial uses organic products to send you back in time, restoring your visage to a more youthful era, glowing and with designated expressions for teenage angst and Paul Anka adoration. Foot reflexology targets ancient foot maps to stimulate your entire system through soothing foot massage, while the bright-eyes treatment gently leaves image-intakers fresh with dewy-eyed delight. Like the misunderstood witch in Hansel and Gretel, the hydrating lip treatment will plump you up before sending you on your merry way with a magical cookie and a serene sense of safety.

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Save 54% at Re-entry Espresso (1-Day Sale)

Today’s Groupon Deal: $6 for a Half Pound of Espresso Beans and an Eight-Ounce Drink at Re-entry Espresso (Up to $13 Value)

Buy for only $6
Value $13
Discount 54%
You Save $7

This is a 1-day sale that will end tonight at midnight (Wednesday, September 1, 2010). 54% Off coffee?!? SOLD!!! Too bad there’s a limit of only 2 coupons per person.

Highlights
•Specialty house blends
•Laid-back, inviting atmosphere
•Variety of espresso blends

The Fine Print
Expires Mar 2, 2011
Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. No cash back. Must use in 1 visit. Sales tax included.

The Company
http://www.re-entry.ca/
4363 Main St., Vancouver, British Columbia

Re-entry Espresso is passionate about providing top-quality espresso blends and drinks to Vancouver inhabitants in a relaxed and inviting setting. Select a half pound of one of Re-entry’s specialty espresso blends to savour at home or use the roasted-bean jewels to lure caffeine-hungry accountants into doing your taxes (beans come whole but can be ground upon request). The Apollo blend features five varietals from Africa, South America, and India, creating an internationally earthy character ideal for Americanos or French press brews. The Fuzz Buzz blend balances upon the tight rope of taste and nervous tic with a half-caffeinated blend that stays true to strong espresso flavour. After picking out a suitable sack of beans, instantly gratify your coffee craving with a drink from Re-entry’s Synesso espresso machines, which are designed to produce rich liquid energy devoid of Grandmother’s signature bitterness. Try the caramel latte, made with Re-entry’s specialty caramel ($4.75), or the choc Americano, a classic Americano infused with scratch-made chocolate sauce ($3.25).

Re-entry’s subdued lighting, sleek counter, cozy booth seating, and futuristic artwork contribute to a hip, laid-back atmosphere. Stay a while, read a book, sip a cappuccino, and contemplate your next theoretical geometry proof in this comfortable and welcoming space.

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Lillian Alling at Vancouver Opera Discounted 47% Off TIckets

Today’s Groupon Deal: $58 Ticket to World Premiere of “Lillian Alling” at Vancouver Opera ($110 Value). Choose from Four Dates.

Buy for $58
Value $110
Discount 47%
You Save $52

This is a 1-day only sale that will expire midnight tonight (Tuesday, August 31, 2010). What’s up with the picture? It’s scaring the hell out of me. I don’t think I’ll be able to sit through the entire show if I can’t stare at the picture above for more then 5 seconds. If you’re braver then me, you can click here to buy tickets.

Highlights
•World premiere
•Four dates available
•Renowned composer and librettist

The Fine Print
Expiration varies
Limit 4 per person. Valid only for Section C seating in orchestra, mezzanine, or balcony. Valid only for date purchased. Reservation required. Does not include handling fee. Not valid with other offers. Can’t be used to replace purchased tickets.

The Company
http://vancouveropera.ca/lillian_alling.html
835 Cambie St., 2nd Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia

Choose from the following four dates:

•Saturday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.
•Tuesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
•Thursday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m.
•Saturday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Your seat will be in section C of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which includes seats in the orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony; seats are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis, so redeem early to get the best spot. You will be charged a $2 handling fee (not covered by the Groupon) when you reserve your ticket.

A collaboration between composer John Estacio and librettist John Murrell, Lillian Alling depicts the story of a young woman who arrives in New York City from Russia in 1927 as an empty-handed immigrant. Steeped in mystery and haunted by a dark past, Lillian treks across North America in search of a man named Jozéf. Her expansive journey leads her to an eclectic assortment of characters and experiences, from a Norwegian farming community in North Dakota to a stint in Oakalla Prison Camp near Vancouver and into the heart of a BC “telegraph trail” lineman named Scotty. Based on legend and truth, this emotional tale of freedom, destiny, and courage is infused with the Canadian spirit and punctuated by Quebecoise soprano Frédérique Vézina’s moving performance.

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Pier 3132 Grill & Oysterhouse: Get $30 Worth of Seafood and Drinks for $15 (1 Day Only)

Today’s Groupon Deal: $15 for $30 Worth of Seafood and Drinks at Pier 3132 Grill & Oysterhouse

Buy for only $15
Value $30
Discount 50%
You Save $15

This is a 1-Day only sale that will expire midnight tonight (Monday, August 30, 2010). Click here to buy now before the deal ends.

Highlights
•Fresh seafood
•Casual, fun atmosphere
•Attentive service

The Fine Print
Expires Mar 3, 2011
Limit 3 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid with other offers. Dine-in only. Tax & gratuity not included.

The Company
Pier 3132 Grill & Oysterhouse
3132 W Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia

PIER 3132 offers a menu of creatively crafted plates pulled in from the sea, thoroughly washed, and topped with yummy edibles. Ease into your savoury, sensory excursion with the harvest mushroom plate, a festive mix of locally grown mushrooms, shallots, and garlic thrown into the pan and seared before being royally crowned with crostini and grana padano cheese ($9). Favourite dishes include the house-made crab cakes ($15) and the lobster curry, composed of four ounces of east-coast sweet lobster coated in curry brandy sauce and accessorized with the delicate flavour of mission figs ($16). The vegetarian taglialetti will satisfy chloroplast cravers with a robust wild-mushroom ragu, sautéed baby spinach, and a luscious white-wine pesto sauce ($16), while the braised lamb shank ($20) calms restless carnivore tongues with its tender lullaby. Shellfish offerings include lobster tail, Alaskan king crab, and Pacific snow crab, all valued at market price.

The casual, lively atmosphere of PIER 3132 is equalled by an attentive and friendly staff of storks who’ll deliver your freshly ordered bundle of seajoy while it’s still warm and cuddly. Enjoy a drink with friends, nosh on new-wave seafood, or announce your new plan to live in a houseboat in Dad’s driveway at this laid-back eatery.

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Review: DealFind, Groupon, LivingSocial, and TeamBuy Daily Deals of the Day Sites

If you’ve never bought from DealFind, Groupon, TeamBuy, LivingSocial or any of these daily deals sites before, I can verify that they are 100% authentic and legitimate. I have bought dozens of deals from each of these group buying sites and have already used a lot of the vouchers/ coupons at a bunch of different places and have never had any problems or issues. If you don’t believe me, you can always call the featured businesses directly and ask them to confirm the deals yourself.

I too questioned the validity of these websites when I first heard about them. They almost sound too good to be true. I mean, how can they get local businesses to offer such incredible deals? We’ll, they’re able to do so by promising to send these businesses hundreds or thousands of new customers. This new social group-buying power is the hottest trend in 2010.

You can usually save up to 50-90% off local restaurants, spas, shopping, salons, events and more! I was finally convinced after I purchased and used a couple vouchers & after reading the following article: Forbes recently named Groupon one of the fastest growing companies ever!

It’s fun and exciting watching how many people take advantage of the Daily Deals of the Day sometimes. It’s very common to see a couple hundred or thousand people in each city take advantage of the daily 1-day sales. The record that I saw was over 12,000 people buying a voucher to a Go-Karting place in Vancouver and over 22,000 people buying a 50% Off Gap voucher in Chicago. DealFind,  Groupon, TeamBuy and Living Social continue to amaze me with some of their HOT Deals.

Discovering these websites have changed my life. It’s allowed me to discover, try out and support many local businesses that I would have never heard of before or had the chance to visit. It makes it so much easier and more enjoyable being able to visit these places when you’re getting 50%-90% off thanks to all these Deal of The Day websites.

So, if you haven’t tried Deal Find, Groupon, TeamBuy, LivingSocial or any of these other Daily Deals sites, you’ve been missing out big time!

Click here to check out DealFind’s latest deal.

Click here to check out Groupon’s latest deal.

Click here to check out TeamBuy’s latest deal.

Click here to check out LivingSocial’s latest deal.

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