Saturday, February 13, 2010

Groupon: Bargain Coupon Offers (Coming Soon to Detroit!)

If you haven't signed up for Groupon yet (it's free to register), you may want to now! Groupon has been very successful in other cities and they're currently working on bringing it to Detroit! (I’ve been seeing more and more Groupon ads on the internet, so I’m hoping that means it’s close!) It will be launched soon! Of course, in order to begin featuring businesses in Detroit, they'll need more registered users interested in participating. It's FREE to register and there's no obligation for you to participate in any future offers! Watch the video HERE to learn what its all about!

A "Groupon" is a coupon offer that will be valid if enough people agree to participate (visit the establishment, cash in the coupon, etc.). Each day, Groupon features an unbeatable deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in your city. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, they get discounts you won't find anywhere else ("collective buying power!"). If the Groupon offer reaches its set quota of participation, your offer will be sent to you via email to print and redeem. It's a win-win situation, since you get a great deal and the company benefits from your business! Another cool feature: Groupon offers can be gifted to others (since you pay via credit card when you agree to an offer)!

How it works (from the Groupon website):

  1. Each day we feature something cool to do at an unbeatable price. Restaurants, Theatre, Spas, Classes, Sporting Events, Bars, Museums, Concerts, Gyms and a whole lot more...
  2. You only get it if enough people join that day… so invite your friends!
  3. Check back the next day for another awesome Groupon.
Groupon looks like a great way to save money and I'd love to see it operational in the Detroit area (our friends in Cleveland really love their daily Groupon deals)! If you own a business, you can learn how to work with Groupon to develop a featured deal. If you don't live in Detroit, check to see if Groupon is already operating in a large city near you!

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