Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Groupons: Worth the hype?

I keep seeing ads for Groupon on the right side of my Facebook page. There was an article about it in our local paper. Then, I saw an article from the Washington Post about a guy who is living for an entire year by only spending Groupons. What is Groupon all about? All I know at this point is the site offers a deep discount coupon each day on a restaurant, performance, or other activity in the local area. However, the deal is only given if a certain number of people sign up for the coupon.  Does this really work?

I've decided to sign up and see what it's all about. Stay tuned.


  1. Yes it can be pretty cool. The salon where I get my haircut had a groupon for 50% off a facial. Facials are expense but at 50% off made a great holiday gift for me. We've also had a few come through for neat restaurants or house cleaning, but haven't taken the plunge. If we wouldn't do it normally, we tend to shy away from too many coupon deals. Also in the mix are Living Social, and we are in the new market for Morgan Deals.

  2. @Kristy- Thanks for the tips, I will check out Living Social, I know we have that in the Minneapolis area too.


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