We all love a bargain, especially now in these tougher economic times. I have previously mentioned a number of restaurant deals and now I have another, as well as deals on other interesting items too.
Groupon, a deal-a-day website which began in Chicago, launched Groupon Boston last month. Groupon offers one special deal each day, offering discounts on Boston goods, services and culture such as meals at fine restaurants, tickets to cultural events, spa packages and more. It uses the power of group purchasing to create these bargains.
"Despite the current economic climate, Groupon is growing quickly by offering a win-win situation to consumers and businesses,” says Groupon founder Andrew Mason. “Bostonians will receive huge deals on the best the city has to offer, and participating businesses will experience an explosion of sales thanks to the promotional help, guaranteed business and exposure that Groupon provides.”
It is free to sign up for Groupon so there is little reason not to do so. Once you sign up, you receive an email each day about the new discount. The only catch is that you will only receive that discount if a sufficient number of people sign up for the discount that day. The discount lists the number of people who must participate, and it seems to have run from 25-35 people or so, which is not really many.
So far, there have been 11 different deals, three which have involved restaurants and food. First, $20 got you a $40 voucher to Zolalo Cocina Mexicana. Second, $5 got you a $10 voucher to Figaro's Delicatessen. Third, $50 off a lobster feast that is delivered to your door. Some of the other deals concerned massages, dry cleaning, car washes, and more. As many of the deals are around 50% off, you can find some good bargains.
I looking forward to each different daily special and think it is worth signing up for their free email notice to find out what discounts are available. I am sure at least a few of the discounts will appeal to you and you can save money. You have nothing to lose.