Posted on Monday, November 8th, 2010 by Annat Katz
Groupon – Group discount shopping sites are still relatively new but they’re growing fast, and for a good reason: they deliver hot deals that are totally worth it. Groupon is by far one of the very best group-based deal provider currently on the Web, offering large discounts on luxurious products, services and activities. As Groupon explains, it “negotiates huge discounts on popular local goods, services and cultural events. Then we offer the deals to thousands of subscribers in a free daily email.” What deals will you find here? Half priced spa sessions, discounted hotel reservations, even orchestra tickets. Simply search for your state or country, provide your email address and you’re good to go.
The only catch for scoring those hot deals is that there must be a minimum number of on-site users who actually go through with the purchase (hence the ‘group’ of Groupon), and there’s a time limit for the daily deal. The way I see it, there’s noting for you to lose; you sign up for free, get daily updates on new deals (as low as 50%, even 70% off), let all your friends know of this great opportunity, and then proceed to discounted goodness. You’re not obligated to do anything you don’t want to. Here is an example of recent deals on Groupon.