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My current favorite groupn outlet was actually started by someone I know, from a playgroup way back when my oldest was just a wee toddler. It's family focused and the deals that I have purchased through them have all been solid. Plus on their anniversary they pimped their own groupon, offering $10 in Circle Buzz dollars to be used toward any future purchase for $1, with no expiration date. That's $9 free dollars to spend on some can't-pass future deal. What's not to love? It's almost free money, right?
The newest groupon outlet I registered for is a merger of Groupon + Expedia. I've yet to see any of their "Groupon Getaways" deals, it supposedly launches later this month, but it was too tempting not to sign up. These two organizations have the economic sway to line up some really smoking deals is how I figure it. Or so I hope so anyway. Of course, I really don't have the cash to get away, but hey, one can dream, and if I am to sneak in an extra getaway now or then, their deals may be exactly the price break I require.
Right this very moment my oldest daughters are attending a water sports camp that I could have in no way afforded to send them to without the amazing groupon deal I bought four of. Apparently a lot of other parents felt the same way. When I purchased it, more than 1900 coupons had been bought. Think that camp is going to do well this summer?
I have no idea how the experience is from the vendor point of view. I'm sure there is a rush the last two weeks before the expiration dates of each and every deal, which could stress out a wait staff and mess with your weekly food order, or make for a very full summer camp. But hey, you're getting the peeps in there, and they might come back. Plus thousands of people saw your logo/message/deal even if they didn't opt to buy it.
It's really quite genius. I wish I would have come up with the concept. (That, or salad in a bag.)
Because truly, who doesn't love a deal?