If you have been living under the internet equivalent of a rock, maybe you have not heard. Hopefully you read this before 8:00 eastern time on Thursday, January 20th. Acting on it can get you a free, quick, and easy $10. LivingSocial has a deal today where you can buy a $20 Amazon gift card for $10. I had to look around a bit for it. My default city was Lowell, but I could not find the deal there. I had to look at Boston deals.
Amazon is an investor in the company, which is how I think they are pulling this off. There have been 1,211,962 gift cards ordered so far. Do the math: that's 12 million dollars of free Amazon credit. And there is still eight hours left! Go get your piece of the pie.