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October 23rd, 2009

Groupons

How does buying a $20 credit at a pizza place you frequent for $10 sound? Pretty good, right? That’s exactly what I did last night over at Groupon.com. The idea is simple: if enough people place an order for a coupon, then it’s activated and everyone that gets in on the deal in a set amount of time gets it. If not enough people place an order, no one pays. It’s a pretty sweet gig if you come across a coupon for a place you’d be shopping at anyway.

Sites like Groupon remind me of the old days, like back in 2000 when you could find $10 off a $15 purchase coupon for pretty much any online store you wanted. It would be easy for a shopping addict to buy a lot of stuff he doesn’t need or to annoy the hell out of your friends trying to recruit them for a deal, but if you keep your eyes open, you may just come across a worthwhile deal.

(PS. I ordered five credits since I know we’ll be eating pizza at least five times between now and the expiration.)

Posted in Everyday Life, Food and Beverage, Technology

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