Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Groupon and the Copycats

Several people have mentioned recently that they have caught my Groupon addiction. I cannot emphasize enough how much I LOVE this website! It's user-friendly, almost always features popular/high-quality companies and the prices cannot be beat! In addition, Groupon has a phenomenal policy: "If you ever feel like Groupon let you down, give us a call and we'll return your purchase – simple as that." I've never needed to ask for a refund, but it's nice to know I could. I bought everything in this picture with a groupon to soap.com delivered to my door for $5!

So here is how it works: find the city nearest you and enter your email address. It will automatically go to your home city each day, but there are lots of deals in other cities that are available for anyone to redeem online, and major retailers like Bath and Body Works, The Body Shop, and Barnes & Noble have sold gift certificates redeemable online. You will find everything from store gift certificates and spa services to sports game tickets and museum memberships at extremely low prices for one day only (or all weekend). When you purchase your groupon, you usually cannot use it for 2 days (it will say before you buy it) and many of them are good for six months to a year. When you're ready to use it, just print out your certificate or copy and paste the code if it's an online deal.

If you're already a regular passenger on the Groupon train, you need to check out the copycat sites, though to be fair some have been around longer than Groupon but are not as widely known. It's all the same concept, and each one will give you a different amount for signing up, anywhere from $0-10. Some will randomly put credits in your account, so be sure to check back, and others will send out codes for free credit. You can also purchase these as gifts, and treat someone to a dinner, theater tickets or massage!

Below are the links for all the sites I have registered with and recommend. Please share in the comments, what has been your favorite Groupon purchase?

Groupon: http://www.groupon.com/r/uu8247323

Eversave: http://eversave.com/share/Gzi0

FamilyFinds: http://fmlyfnd.us/hIfYA3

DealPulp: http://dealpulp.com/?u=cjxks0p7

Living Social: https://livingsocial.com/redeem_invite/21491729-joeyde?ref=lnk

BuyWithMe: http://www.buywithme.com/ref/BXZUT3JF

Zulily: http://www.zulily.com/invite/jderrick673

NoMoreRack: http://www.nomorerack.com/?cr=48241

Swirl: http://beta.swirl.com/invite/joeyd



  1. I'm obsessed with Groupon, thanks to you :-)

  2. Thank you! I signed up for all of them.