Groupon, the combination of the two words “group” and “coupon”, offers such great deals whether it’s just an ordinary Friday or a special holiday like Presidents Day. Many people probably wonder how is Groupon able to offer up to 50% or more off great brands, local merchants and restaurants, vacations and even concerts! Groupon is able to negotiate with popular very popular business including Live Nation and Expedia and offers these deals to the millions of subscribers.
How Do Groupon Deals Work?
The deal-of-the-day site not only features gift certificates to national brand’s gift certificate, but also local locations. Groupon allows you to enter your zip code and see not only the best deals going on nationwide, but locally as well. Groupon currently serves more than 150 markets in the United States, 100 different markets in Europe, Asia and South America. You’ll get a daily email from them with the local deal of the day.
You’ll definitely want to check out the Groupon Now Application. This app is for smartphone and tablet users to press one of two buttons: ‘I’m Hungry’ and ‘I’m Bored’. Based on which button you choose the app will locate the closest and best deals for food or entertainment. The iPhone Groupon app also allows you to buy and redeem deals directly from your iPhone, keep track of all of your purchases by location and date and save ink and trees by not having to print your groupon.
Groupon recently announced their VIP Membership in February of 2012. For only a $30 annual fee for membership the VIP program gives you access to deals 12 hours earlier than non-VIP members. Also with the VIP membership you gain access to the deal vault, which allows you to purchase expired deals and you can easily return your deals in exchange for Groupon bucks.
You can even earn $10 in Groupon Bucks when you refer your friends! All you have to do is sign into your account to get your personal referral link, send that to your friends and family and when subscribes to Groupon within 72 hours and makes their first purchase you will earn $10 in Groupon bucks.
For all the Twitter lovers, make sure to follow Groupon on Twitter to stay updated with the latest and best deals directly from the company themselves. You can also sign up for daily emails for deals in your desired regions sent directly to you.