I think I have signed up and used about all the daily deal sites there are currently on the Internet. This is how I explain having over 3000 emails in my email inbox. It's all those daily deal emails. Because I haven't met a deal site I wasn't willing to give a try, I thought I'd share my feedback for you, in a series of blog posts called "Hey! I have an idea for a series!"
1. Groupon. Who doesn't know what Groupon is at this point? AmIright? Or is that incorrect? Should it read: Who doesn't know who or whom Groupon is at this point? Yes, I'm cracking myself up now. Any who...
Groupon is great if you like to go do stuff, I would say make sure that you only buy Groupons that you are sure you can use in a short time frame. For example, The Man bought oil changes in February. A set of 3 oil changes for $39.95. Yes it is a great deal, but we moved in May, so only 1 of the 3 oil changes got used. Not such a good deal.
So if you Groupon, make sure to read the fine print, and make sure it is a place you can go to within say 6 weeks of purchase.
One HUGE con to Groupon is the annoying writing they use for their deals. Are you familiar? I bet there is a Facebook page dedicated to the antifans of the Groupon Prose. ***runs off to check***
Well there aren't any Groupon Copywriting Is Lame pages on Facebook. This leads me to one of two conclusions. I am the only person who doesn't like their attempts to seem 'hip and cool' OR Facebook censors groups who would discuss how lame Groupon is because Groupon probably buys lots of targeted ads from Facebook.
Yes. Major Conspiracy it is.
Final verdict: Skip the deal descriptions if they annoy you, but make sure to click and read the fine print before you buy!