The Yipit 411
Yipit aggregates more than 30 thousand new deals every month into its existing database. But even better, Yipit makes it easy for you to find and/or receive alerts about only those deals you’re truly interested in.
1. How to get Yipit
Yipit is a free app available online and from iTunes. There’s a rumor that the developer is working on an Android version, but as of yet no release date has been announced.
Note: Also see #5 for a Yipit work-alike for Android users.
2. How to get started
Here’s a simple how-to tutorial to get you started using Yipit
- Visit Yipit online or download the free app.
- Use the method of your choice to register by entering your city and an email address.
- Now, this is important—select only the categories you’re interested in (you can choose from categories like Dining & Nightlife, Fitness, Activities & Events, Health & Beauty and others).
- Now add in your zip code so Yipit can deliver the deals closest to you.
- Finally, you can browse deals in your chosen categories and also search for a specific deal.
3. Harnessing the power of Yipit
If you have individual accounts with other deal-finding services like Groupon, LivingSocial, Yelp, etc., you no longer need each service to deliver daily deals to your inbox. Yipit automatically aggregates deals from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, deal-finding sites like those listed here, and geographically relevant local deals according to your city and zip code. This allows you to view, browse, search and select deals all in one place.
Note: You can also choose to connect your Yipit account to your Foursquare account so you get notified of deals at places you visit frequently.
4. Sharing with Yipit
Because Yipit is social media ready, you can share the great deals you've found with others (especially important for winning deals on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial) via email or with your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
5. Dealleak: A similar site/app for Android users
If your phone uses Android, you may be feeling left out right about now…but while there is no firm release date for the Yipit Android app, you may want to check out Dealleak for a similar free option. It's not quite as "pretty" in terms of its interface, but overall the app still gets the job done.
Like Yipit, Dealleak aggregates deals from sites like Groupon and Living Social, allows you to set personal preferences to receive only the deals you really want to hear about, integrates with social media and email (important for deal sharing), and gives you geographic control over local deals.