What You'll Get
Unlike dust, dishes, and leaf-clogged gutters, not all domestic drudgery can be hidden under the bed to be dealt with later. Excavate to-dos with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 credit for household help from TaskRabbit.
TaskRabbit conveniently eliminates household projects with a unique online process that contacts nearby runners to complete everyday tasks at reasonable, negotiable prices. Customers post a task online and how much they are willing to pay, and then they may be contacted by a "runner"—often within 30 minutes— who is willing to offer his or her skills as a seamstress, notary, writer, handyman, plumber, and amateur secret agent, among other skills. Jobs vary in price based on difficulty or the amount of work involved, with average assignments running $20 to $30 each. Runners swiftly perform deeds and accept payment through the website's account, preventing cash-allergic clients from sprouting unsightly hives from excess wallet contact.
Task a runner with everyday assignments that are hard to fit into busy schedules, such as grocery lugging and dry-cleaning retrieval, or toss them an onerous to-do list filled with instructions like "Organize closet," "Repair old shoes," and "Take the fern for a walk." Each member of TaskRabbit's online network must pass a multilayer, national background check by Acxiom and are continuously and publicly reviewed to verify their expertise and moral fortitude. Check the FAQ section for more information.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per account. Valid only within service area. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.