It feels pretty crappy to pay retail price, especially if there are sales I should know about.

That’s why you go out of your way to subscribe to your favorite stores or brands, Groupon, and other sites to try to get coupons and snag the best sales.

But what if I told you you’re missing out on a way to snag the best deals?

User-based groups

The best deals are still being shared word by mouth. User-based groups means that normal, everyday people like you and me are sharing their finds.

It is not from Kohl’s printing out their circulator or Macy’s commercials on TV.

I share with you five groups that simply tell you the very best deals you can find online.

All of them are user-based.

I’ve saved a lot through these groups, and know that you will, too.

5 amazing groups you can’t miss out

1. SlickDeals

This typically focuses on technology and household items. The front page has the hottest deals of the entire internet because each user can give it a “thumbs up” to bump it to the front page much like they do on Reddit.

There is such a thing as the “SlickDeals effect” where they can break down entire company websites by funneling too many customers to them all at once.

Also, if you are a user who submitted deals find that made it to the front page, it is considered a very high honor as so few submittals get that far.

2. Claire’s Closet Deals

This FB group currently has 45,000 members and was started by a doctor’s wife Lisa. She focuses on women’s and kids’ brands usually on the higher end, but some middle.

3. Save a la Mode

Currently has 13,000 members and focuses on kids’ brands. Typical features are high-end ones.

4. Look a la Mode

This is a branch off of Save a la Mode. Like its parent group, Look a la Mode is also high-end but only for women’s brands.

5. LDW Bargain

This is an official affiliated branch group of Lives of Doctors’ Wives where the commission from Amazon affiliate program goes towards the non-profit organization Lives of Doctors’ Wives, LLC.

All of their features are on Amazon and range from women, kids, and household items that are useful for couples or families.

The funds raised through the program help physician families in training with emergency costs such as medical bills, furnace or a/c breakdowns, and funerals.