One of my biggest problems with these sites are the expiration dates if I’m buying a deal for a restaurant. I’m not sure why, but I tend to wait until the last-minute to redeem my offers.
Case in point: I bought a deal for a great bialy place in NYC a few months back. Rather than go right away to redeem it, I figured it was best to wait until the weather got a bit nicer out. I waited and waited but we never made it to the shop… I then had to make sure to get to the shop the weekend we got back from our great and exhausting trip to Myanmar just to get a deal on a dozen bialys before the offer expired…
Regardless of this, you can definitely save some $$$ using Groupon and other similar sites.
Besides restaurants and food, Groupon also sell offers categorized as Local Deals, Goods and Getaways.
They are currently running a two-day sale.
During the sale you can save:
- 20% Off on Local Deals
- 10% Off on Goods Deals
- 10% Off on Getaways Deals
You can use the discount for up to 3 deals per category until 4/28/15.
This is definitely a good reason to browse around Groupon and see if there is anything interesting worth purchasing. (Here is a crazy deal I came across a couple of months back which I did not buy.)
Along with this savings you could also click-through cashback and miles/ points earning portals for a further savings when buying a Groupon.
(I usually go with TopCashBack where you can earn 5% -10% cashback on your purchases. If you aren’t already a member, you can sign up for an account through my tell-a-friend link. If you sign up and shop I can earn a small commission.)
To get the discount on your deals make sure to use Code: SALE3
If you don’t already have a Groupon account (who doesn’t at this point?), you can sign up through my refer a friend link. I’ll earn a commission if you sign up and make a purchase.