Thursday, April 21, 2011

I am a mom shopper!!!!! New Review

For those who know me now, you know, I do not shop in malls very much. I am, and will always be, a deal shopper. With four kids, you have to be, especially if you want anything for yourself as well. Now I am a regular shopper of the many deal sites out there, I check them almost on a daily basis, but if I don't check them, I do get the emails and skim through the areas because you never know when there is a good deal that will pop up.
Recently I was contacted by the Beget team to do a review on their site.** I was compensated to review their site, however all of my reviews are of my honest opinion.**
This is a neat opportunity for me, as I love local deal sites! It's a lot easier than clipping coupons, and many times, the companies that provide deals, don't usually have coupons.
My first thought when I went to was that it seemed a little intimidating at first. My mom would probably have a hard time figuring it out, and if I wasn't sitting next to her helping, would probably give up looking at it. A devoted deal saver, will probably keep looking and eventually figure it out. It took me a few tries to the site, but I did figure out how they set it up.
The Registration was confusing considering I had been checking the site out over the last week, and the day I was ready to make a purchase, I thought I had registered, but I hadn't, all I had done was sign up for their emails at first. So I had to go in and fully register. But once you do register the login button isn't quite as hard to find as some of the other sites out there.

On Beget they have several areas to it. Unlike other deal sites that are similar they have narrowed down their deals to categories, not just by areas. We live in "Dallas" but Dallas is a really big city. In my opinion it takes at least 30 minutes to get nearly anywhere. So it's nice to see the deals can be filtered down by area or zones as they have it on Beget. It would be good if they could narrow it down just a little more, like North Dallas rather than Dallas Suburbs.While I do check all of the deals anyway, I would rather look at the deals closer to home first. Once you get past the daily spotlight, and have clicked on a category, you have the option to search filter the deals by zone and type. When you get into your account, you have the option to add a second location under "My Account." I have read that there are National deals, but I haven't quite figured out how to find those.
It took me a little bit of browsing before I realized that the Contact me area does indeed have a customer service line. I found the chat line prior to this though and actually used the feature to chat with someone and had a few questions answered. They were a little slow to answer at first, but overall very good and answered my questions. They aren't available 24 hours a day, so they have hours and those are Monday through Friday 7 am to 11 PM Central time, Saturday 8 am to 11 PM, Sunday 9 am to 11 PM Central time. I think this feature is a great idea!
On Beget there is a time limit to their deals. The "Spotlight" deals or featured deal, seems to have one day to purchase.However they have another section that is called the "Main Street" deals, and these you have more time to purchase. There are pros and cons to this, the big pro, you have time to call the company with any questions. I have missed out on so many deals because I couldn't get through to the company before the deal expired. Beget will also refund you if you decide the purchase is not right for you. However, it sounds as if it goes to your Beget account to be used towards another deal. I have not confirmed this though. So please purchase at your own risk.
The downfall to the "Main Street" deals the deals are up for awhile, and you end up still seeing them for awhile. It kind of seemed a little cluttered, but keeping in mind you do have the option to filter. If they added a new deals filter to the search it would be even easier.
Once you purchase a deal, you don't have to wait for the voucher to be generated, it's generated as soon as you've purchased it. There doesn't seem to be any restrictions on if you can use the deal that day, but again this isn't confirmed so always call the place of business to confirm.
The site will soon have a mobile AP for IPhone and Android phones. I use my iPhone daily so it will be cool to have a deal AP for Beget to check out daily.

Overall Beget seems to be similar to the other deal sites. That is OK though, because the standard works as you can see by the other sites. It's best feature is how fast your voucher is showing up. Once the word is out locally, I really think you will see new deals being posted on a regular basis. And of course, the answer to the biggest pressing question Is Beget a legit deal site? My answer, yes!

The deals

It took me several days to decide on a deal to purchase. Because several of the deals were just to expensive to "try". While my first finds are usually for my kids, I do like to get some deals for myself, and maybe some for date nights for my husband and I. So deals from all over are great for me. Currently there is a deal for a tea party on the Dallas site, while my daughter is to young for tea party, it would be super cool if it could be used to purchase items in their boutique for her. I am all about boutiques especially now that I have a little girl. Now what would my kids like to see? When asked, anything with an arcade or bounce house.
What type of deals would you like to see on Beget? There is an option at the bottom of Beget where you can put in a favorite merchant, this would let them know what deals you would like to see! Or leave me a comment.

Don't forget to check out for all of their daily deals. You never know what you might find!! 

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