Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Groupon - Deals, Deals & More Deals

A while ago I was contacted by someone from Groupon who asked if I would like to review the site. I've known about Groupon for a while, and have sort of understood what they do, but I'd never 100% grasped the idea so hadn't used their services before.

For those of you who haven't used Groupon before, it is a deal-of-the-day website which gives you offers and discounts on restaurants, spas, hotels, products and more. Groupon is localised to where you live meaning you receive deals for local places as well as deals for general products which can be purchased online and delivered to your door.

Recently I've used Groupon twice and if I'm honest, I think I've become a little bit addicted. First of all, I purchased two Clothes Show Live tickets on the website when I noticed that tickets were £13.50 each (50% off) rather than the usual £27. This deal is still on and can be purchased here. 

Yesterday I noticed a fantastic offer on the site where an iPad keyboard can be purchased for just £19.99 instead of £59.99. I love my iPad but one of the things I've always wished for is a keyboard so that I can blog and write articles with ease when I'm on the go. When I went to London a few weeks ago I really could've done with a keyboard as I was writing articles in the evenings after I'd been doing the Ideal Home Christmas Exhibition and I kept making silly errors with the touch keypad which meant it took longer to write.


The process for obtaining the keyboard was really simply as all you have to do is accept the deal, enter your bank details and click confirm. Then, Groupon send you a confirmation email which you either print off (if it's a ticket for an event) or in the case of the iPad keyboard they send you a code via email which you have to then use to purchase the keyboard on the original seller's website - this code is usually sent once the deal has expired on the site. It is quite a longwinded process when you have to go through the seller, and it would be a lot easier if Groupon could do all of the middle man work and just get the keyboard sent to your home however I'm still really pleased with the site and their services. In fact, if you're interested in electronic stuff including iPads, Christmas lights, epilators, etc then have a look at their other electronic deals here.

I haven't yet received the keyboard as you don't get the code for the seller's site until the deal has ended however I will let you know what it's like when I get it!

Have you used Groupon before? What did you think?

*I was given a voucher of £20 to trial Groupon and this was used to buy the iPad keyboard. I purchased the Clothes Show Live tickets myself.

3 comments:

  1. I've bought from groupon quite a few times and while it's a great concept i've had mixed experiences. However these have all been down to the companies selling on groupon and not groupon themselves - i've had a couple of items take forever to arrive as a lot of places prioritise their normal customers ahead of groupon customers (even though they say the don't in their terms and conditions) and also had one weekend deal we couldn't even book as the hotel was closed for maintenance! Luckily though groupon refunded me that deal! I still browse it quite religiously though as the deals that have worked out have been great - i just check reviews for the selling website before i buy!

    xxShivvyxx

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    1. Oh dear, I've never thought about that to be honest. I've only used them twice so haven't had that problem yet but the tip for checking website reviews before you buy is ideal! Thanks for sharing :) xx

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    2. Hopefully you don't have any problems :) xxShivvyxx

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