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Living Social *deal*?

March 10th, 2011 at 09:43 pm

I've never purchased anything from Living Social, but earlier this week they had a pizza deal for a place I've wanted to try, and you got $2 extra dollars off if you watched the trailer for a new television show. I thought I was getting a good deal - $20 gift certificate for $8.

I checked my account this morning, and there is $10 'processing' and $8 and $10 charges listed as holds, all for Living Social. Maybe it will be fixed, but in the meantime it's on my mind and aggravating me. What's the problem? Charge me the $8 that showed up at checkout and be done with it. I don't understand why there are many different charges/holds (3) on my account for one purchase.

6 Responses to “Living Social *deal*?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I've only bought one living social deal...which was for Amazon.com, and it worked out fine. I would definitely keep tabs on your account though.

  2. Shari Says:

    I've bought both a gift card for Amazon.com and a CiCi's Pizza one from LivingSocial, and I've never come across the fee that you are describing. Maybe it was just that deal?

  3. melissalt Says:

    Thanks. I'm glad to hear that others have used Living Social without any problems, hopefully my account will be settled by tomorrow.

    My post may have sounded confusing -- my bank is processing the $10 (along with two half.com deposits), and the $8 and $10 are listed as holds. I'm not sure what the difference is between the two, but I don't think I got charged any extra fee from LS.

  4. momcents Says:


    GNC did that to me when I ordered vitamins. There was a hold when I ordered, then they billed when the shipment left. The following day the first charge was reversed. Miffed me though, since it was my checking account/debit card!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've bought several deals through living social with no problem.

  6. melissalt Says:

    You are all right, thankfully! Today, all the holds are gone, and there is just the $8 charge on my account.

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