Great Deals for Moms, Dads and Valentines

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Hey, Valentine--find the perfect gift here. Ski for cheap, and then watch the big game. Plum’s got the freshest deals, and eat like a king on a peasant’s budget.

Personal Shopper

Gift giving just got a whole lot easier.

A new service called Thoughtful launched its social giving private beta tool on Tuesday, and allows users to login with Facebook or sign up for an account.

The service, targeted for all thoughtful men out there who aren’t exactly known for remembering important dates. (It works for women, too!) Thoughtful does the dirty work--it scours Facebook to find their mates’ likes and dislikes and narrows down the endless choices into just a few well-thought-out options with gifts starting at $25.

Thoughtful is currently only available in beta for Seattle customers, but you can request a membership and be notified when it’s available in your area. You can follow them on Twitter at @thoughtfulco and Like them at here on Facebook. 

Ski & Super BowlLiftopia wants you to squeeze in a few runs before settling in to watch Super Bowl XLV.

The ski deal and discounted lift ticket supplier offering some great deals from 65 different ski resorts across the nation, with promotions up to 60% off lift ticket prices at places like Park City and Copper Mountain. If you want to make a weekend out of it, you can do so guilt-free with these prices.

Prints Pronto

If you love taking pictures on your iPhone, you now have a way to instantly transfer those pictures to paper by way of a new app from PostalPix

The free app that lets you choose your favorite iPhone photos and have them printed in standard photo sizes. PostalPix will print your order and ship the prints directly to you – so they can be waiting for you when you get home from, say, your photo-filled vacation.  If you use the new app and like it, you’ll get discounts just for sharing the service with your friends. Not an iPhone user? Don’t worry – the folks at PostalPix say the free app is headed to Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, and Android devices soon.

Plum Crazy

Busy parents who are looking for great local deals on kids’ activities, family fun for cheap, and deals from local restaurants must check out Plum District.

The site lets you sign up for daily deal alerts, similar to the folks at Groupon or Living Social, and gives you deals that are specific to family-oriented activities, along with the occasional spa treatment for the parents.

Covering 27 different locations across the country, Plum District offers discounts on kids’ clothing, workout gear, gourmet foods, and gift cards, to name a few.

If you find a deal you like, click “buy,” then share the deal with a neighbor so they can take advantage of it, too – and you’ll get a $10 Plum Dollar referral bonus for those friends who purchase a Plum District Deal.

Fruit on the Vines

A restaurant membership and deals service called Village Vines lets you experience amazing eateries for less than what you’d normally pay.

All you have to do is sign up for membership, and pay $10 when you decide to book a reservation at one of the Village Vines partner restaurants. After you've booked, parked, and finished your fancy feast, a 30% discount will be applied to your bill, (and your fellow diners will be none-the-wiser.) Right now Village Vines covers several major cities. If you don’t see yours, don’t worry – the site will let you know as soon as they add it to their list!

Know of a killer deal or insane bargain? E-mail the goods to, and share the wealth.

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