Thursday, May 27, 2010

No, it's not a portmanteau of 'Grey' and 'Poupon'...

Something to be added to my list of favorite things: Groupon!

In case you haven't heard about this yet...Groupon is a site that features some sort of awesome deal around town (SLC) each day that you can buy. The only catch is that a certain number of people have to buy it each day in order for the deal to be 'on.' There are all sorts of deals on restaurants, spa services, concerts, fitness classes, and more--something new every day!
They've done this in different big cities and had a lot of success. It's new here, so they're trying to get the word out!

The way they get these awesome deals from local vendors is this: they tell the company that they (Groupon) can promise a certain number of customers if the vendor offers a great deal (usually it's 50% off or more). If the threshold of customers buying it isn't reached, the company doesn't lose anything, and those interested in that particular offer don't have to spend a penny--no harm, no foul.

So thanks, Groupon...tomorrow night, I'm going to the Utah Symphony and sitting on the 6th row (two tickets for $20!). And maybe sometime soon, I'll cash in my Groupon for Kouing Aman pastries from Les Madeleines ($10 worth of food for $5!).

2 Comments:

Blogger Mona said...

Love this site as well--we should "double" some time.

May 27, 2010 at 6:21 PM

 
Blogger Annie B said...

thanks for the share!

May 28, 2010 at 7:28 AM

 

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