My newest fascination is with a fairly new site that just so happens to be connected to WECT. It's called Save Here Cape Fear... and it's saved me a TON of money!
Basically, you bid on gift certificates from local companies. I recently paid $11 for a $25 gift certifcate from Front Street Brewery! I also won a Wilmington Water Tours gift certificate worth $50. I think I paid $10 for it! It will be perfect to use the next time my family comes to town.
I hate to give away my secrets, but I really love the website! I told someone about it the other day, and they've already started bidding... there aren't a ton of auctions going on yet, but I'm hoping the site will catch on and grow.
I want to be nice, but I hope I DON'T see you on the website--especially if you're bidding against me!