Monday, August 10, 2009

Groupon - Awesome Deals...But Only If Your Friends Think So Too

Have you heard of

Strange name, I must admit, but an intriguing concept all together. Each day, Groupon features an deal on sometime to do, see, eat, and buy in the city. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, they get discounts you typically won't see any plan else, which Groupon calls "collective buying power." They currently feature deals in 17 cities, including Seattle. Here's today's deal:

Looks like fun to me! Just $28 for a three-course 'lunch and learn' cooking class at Diane's Market Kitchen in Pike Place Market. This class typically costs $50.

So here's how works:

  1. Each day features something at an low price.
  2. You only get the deal if enough people join that day, which is Groupon's way of getting you to invite your friends.
  3. Check back the next day for another deal.
Since this is the first day I've checked it out, the jury's still out on how useful/unique the deals are, but do let me know if you sign up for one!

No comments: