Living Social and Groupon have a reputation for offering a lot of deals for personal care. Need a massage, manicure or pedicure? Wait a day or so and a deal will most likely show up in your inbox. It seems other industries are taking notice of the Web coupon popularity - and it includes trade professionals.
Last week's Chicago Living Social deal included a "complete bathroom demolition and remodel, including labor and materials" by Home DM Remodeling in Franklin Park, Ill. For $4,999, a homeowner could get a $10,000-worth bath remodel. According to Living Social, five people bought the deal.
After a bit more research, other Chicago trade professionals jumped into the Web coupon pool, though none have offered as extensive an offer as Home DM's.
- Coleman Home Solutions, North Aurora, Ill., offered custom closets. The deal: $199 for a $400-worth custom closet. According to the Living Social, seven people purchased it.
- SolidHouse Painting Plus, Downers Grove, Ill., offered interior painting for one 15 ft. by 15 ft. room for $89. According to Living Social, it was a 64 percent savings and one person purchased the deal.
- Dan's Handyman Services, Hoffman Estates, Ill., offered two hours of handyman sevices for $69 - a discount of 58 percent according to the deal.
Is this the new sales tool for trade professionals? Have you offered a Living Social or Groupon deal? Would you consider it?