Deals on the Way is a nifty Chrome Extension that integrates into Google Maps and aggregates data from deal sites to help you find discounted food and entertainment in your local area.
Once you install the extension, ask Google for directions and you’ll see a button that opens up a window offering up discounted gift certificates, event tickets and vouchers. You can even customize the deals that you see by modifying the filters across the six categories and the 50+ sub-categories.
Here’s a video of how it works:
The “on the Way” part of the name represents the idea that you can find deals even when you’re traveling outside of Philly. We know you would NEVER leave Philly, but let’s pretend you were shipped out of town for work. Instead of eating at the crappy hotel restaurant and watching reruns of Family Guy on TV, you can use this site to find something interesting and different without having to sign up for a plethora of local deal sites. Heck, it can even help you find something interesting right here in Philly!
The group that created the extension, Ridaroo, is a local Philly-based start-up run by a group of Drexel graduates.