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Deal-A-Day group coupons are growing fast in South Florida

Looking for a price break on services? The group coupon trend is growing fast, with more South Florida options than even a few months ago. Sure, you probably heard of Groupon for Miami, but just this week it started offering Groupons for Fort Lauderdale.

There are over 100 Groupon-like companies scattered around the U.S., with several targeting South Florida. Two have offices in Brickell and are on the brink of expanding to other cities.

In July, Miami-based CoupTessa.com began offering bilingual deals in Miami, with a focus on women. The founders are men, but have women employees try out the services before posting a deal. They are meeting with investors this week regarding plans to expand to places like New York and Mexico.

Miami-based Dealtificate.com went live in January and in the next 90 days, it plans to expand to southern California and Nebraska.

And yesterday, GottaHalfIt.com went live. It has offices in Fort Lauderdale, but will offer deals in the tri-county area (Broward, Dade and Palm Beach). But GottaHalfIt isn't just limiting it's deals for now to one day, as you can see from today's deal for Bru's Room being around for 5 more days.

Expect more to keep cropping up. The Miami Herald will likely start doing this, since parent company McClatchy partnered with Groupon this summer to offer exclusive deals to readers. And I recently spoke with Valerie Nahmad Schimel, a Miami mom entrepreneur that's working on launching Deal Daisy, a site targeting deals for moms. She also runs the site Miami Munchkins.

In today's story I explain how it works and interviewed a few business owners about their experiences with this new advertising tool. You can read the full story here.

TIP: Going on a road trip? I am, and by scanning sites like Groupon and LivingSocial from other cities, I'm finding great deals for stops along the way. Cheap vacation FTW!

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