Posted on: Monday, December 13th, 2010
If you haven’t heard of Groupon before, they’re the world’s leading deal-a-day website — so much so that Google recently tried, and failed, to buy them up for a cool $6 billion dollars.
I’ve seen ads on the internet for Groupon Toronto for some time now, but alas no St. John’s option was available. Just recently Groupon St. John’s ads started cropping up, and I didn’t waste a moment clicking through. It was all coming soon this and sign up that, which I totally did.
And then the waiting began.
And now the waiting is over. Groupon officially launched their deal-a-day offers in St. John’s today, and with a sweet American Apparel deal to boot.
The way it works is that every day Groupon offers a different local deal. The deal could be for something in retail, restaurants, services, whatevs. Take today’s deal for example: $50 worth of American Apparel purchases for $25. So you pay the $25 and you get a coupon for $50 at American Apparel.
Some restrictions will apply, like whether or not your deal counts towards sale items, or how long you have to redeem it (three months for the American Apparel deal, for example), but they make these restrictions very clear before you decide to purchase a deal or not.
I’m by no means a deal hunter, but that’s why I love Groupon. They e-mail you the different deal every day, and if you don’t like it you can just ignore it.
If you want to sign up, and you don’t mind the fact that yours truly may benefit as a result, click here.
Groupon rewards people who refer others to the site with $10 towards a future deal purchase (so long as the person being referred signs up and purchases a deal within three days of doing so). So if you’ve got friends or family who you think would benefit from Groupon, you can ask them to sign up through your personal referral link. It doesn’t change a thing about how they sign up or what happens with their account when they do.
Of course, if you want to sign up but don’t want to do so on my referral, by all means click here and have at it.
What do you think? Is Groupon something you could see yourself using or not? Let us know in the comments!