Today, many people buy into sites like Groupon, purchasing daily deals for their local area. While the system works well for most, what happens when the user’s group coupon goes unused? These special deals cost the user money, which is essentially wasted when the coupon expires without being redeemed. Lifesta was created to give users a better way to get back some of the money spent on group coupons. Users can visit Lifesta and post their unused group coupons for sale. Others can seek out group coupons they may have missed.Show more screenshots »
Lifesta was founded in 2009 as a marketplace for buying and selling daily deal coupons. The founders, Eran Davidov and Yael Gavish, wanted to create a way to help people recover money they lost on group coupons they didn’t use as well as a place to find group coupons that are no longer available. The site can accommodate group coupons from more than 150 sites. Lifesta offers a valuable service to anyone who loves to participate in group coupon websites by providing a back up option when they miss a deal or do not use a coupon.
Many websites offer users a chance to opt into group coupons. These require a payment up front, and is generally non-refundable if the user does not use the group coupon. Lifesta provides users with a way to get some of their coupon dollars back by placing daily deals up for sale. Rather than doing what so many others have done and jumping on the group coupon band wagon, Lifesta has taken it to another level by giving users an option to fall back on.
The Lifesta website has a modernly elegant site design. From the flowing red “Lifesta” logo to the matching color scheme and organized menus, the site itself is a relaxing treat for the eyes. Lifesta looks good without employing too many flashy banners. The site does use colorful graphics that add a rich personality to the rest of the site. Users can quickly locate group coupons for the businesses they frequent or post their coupons for sale on Lifesta.
Anyone can create an account on Lifesta for free. As a buyer, the user is not charged any fees or membership costs. When selling a group coupon on Lifesta, the user can make postings for free. However, if they sell their coupon, Lifesta takes a small charge of just under $1 plus 8% of the total sale price. The site uses Amazon for payments, and also notes that the user will not be charged any additional fees by Amazon to receive their payments.
Lifesta is a great tool for anyone that buys group coupons often. Lifesta is intended for the buying and selling of group coupons. Anyone who does not purchase these coupons will not find Lifesta to be very useful. For everyone else, it’s a great way to take advantage of group coupons that were missed or sell off a coupon that was purchased and never used.