I recently moved from Battery Park City to the Upper West Side. And, although I didn’t leave the confines of Manhattan, initially I was so unfamiliar with my new neighborhood that I might as well have moved across the country. Suddenly, I no longer knew the best place to get my nails done or where I could get a haircut on a Saturday morning without an appointment. With three pizza places on my block alone, which one was the best? It was a difficult transitional period for a few weeks, but through trial and error I figured it out. I could have saved myself a lot of hassle had I known about www.localbooking.com. This website is a one-stop source where visitors can browse for lifestyle, beauty, and wellness services and providers in their neighborhood. Not only does it make searching super easy but it also offers major discounts when visitors book appointments online directly through the site. Members also earn rewards points when they book online or review a business, which then can be redeemed as cash for their next booking.
Added bonus: one day each week the site features the Deal of the Day, which can range from a couples’ massage to a three-course dinner to dance lessons. The deal offers savings of up to 90 percent, and although members only have 24 hours to buy it, they have a year to use it. Now that is an offer nobody (even the most frugal) can refuse.