Towards the end of last year, I read about a site called Groupon.com where there is a deal a day and as long as enough people buy it, “the deal is on” for the day. I didn’t really like this idea at first but once it got up and going I loved it and have bought many deals through Groupon that I normally would not have gotten.
Groupon is in 54 cities across the U.S. Once you buy your Groupon, they email you when its ready to print and all you do is take the Groupon in with you when you get the service.
Today’s deal in St. Louis is $49 for the dental exam, x-rays and teeth cleaning at one of the dental centers in the area. Since I just moved, I don’t have a dentist here so this is perfect timing for me. Our company switched to a Health Savings Account at the beginning of this year so I was able to use my HSA funds to pay for this Groupon since its a qualified medical expense.
This is an excellent deal for me because not only am I getting the dental service I need, I’m getting an extremely reduced rate. This means I’m saving my HSA money to be used for other qualified medical expenses this year.