I’m a girl who loves a good deal. I am telling the truth when I say I really really love saving money. It makes me feel like a million bucks. I’m all about high quality experiences and goods at low prices. That’s why I love shopping at places like TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I’m also a huge fan of Groupon.
Why try something new if you love what you have
I know there are some other discount websites out there that offer goods, services and vacations for less than market value, but I really love Groupon. Part of that is because Groupon was the first deal website I ever signed up for and I don’t really like change. Another part of my obsession is just because everything about Groupon, from the easy experience to the quality of goods is awesome.
I first joined the site because my co-worker purchased a $20 restaurant gift card for only $10. I wanted to have lunch with her so I joined too. I was immediately in love with getting 50% off essentials, like food. Then I started receiving daily deals emails showcasing new discounts on a variety of products. Obsessed!
It’s all good now, but it wasn’t always all good
At the beginning my experience with Groupon was a love/hate relationship. I purchased a few deals that weren’t worth the money, meaning even the discounted price was a waste. When I tell you that saving money makes me happy, wasting money makes me sick – physically ill. I had a couple bad experiences but for some reason I kept coming back. Ah the things a girl will do for a good deal.
I purchased a few cheap haircuts and ending up going to see my regular hairstylist afterwards. Oh well I guess we live and learn, right? Now that I’m older and wiser I use Groupon to buy discounts at places I already know and love. That way I can avoid being disappointed when trying new things and I save money on my regular purchases. It’s a win-win.
If you haven’t tried Groupon yet here are four reasons you should get on it:
It’s easy to use. You can join/login using Facebook or your email address. It’s really that easy all you do is enter your email address and a password and you’ll start getting deals in your area.
Mega discounts. I’ve purchased deals at restaurants, spas and even at stores I love. I once got $40 of products at The Body Shop for only $20. How amazing is that!
Vendors love it. I thought the process at the actual vendor would be complicated, but it’s really not. A purchased deal only includes the price of the actual services. Taxes and tips are at your own cost, but even then it’s still a good deal.
You can buy gifts. There are usually no restrictions on deals. You can buy them for yourself or for a friend. That way you can enjoy the deal with someone else.
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