While killing time on facebook recently, I came across one of those little ads on the right-hand side of the page-you know, the advertisements that are geared toward any interest that advertisers have found through some high-tech method of scavenging your email or fb page.
The ad was for “Groupon“, a new, and, in my opinion, briliant way of drumming-up business in an otherwise shit ecomony. The premise is that if you are interested in the daily deal (delevered to your inbox), you can sign-up, and if enough people are interested, everybody wins.
For example, yesterday, my first day of being a “groupie”, the deal was for $40 worth of food for $20 at Feast, a Decatur restaurant that we enjoy. They needed 120 people to sign up, and by 11:am, had about 200. So I got the coupon (again delevered to my inbox).
The beauty of this is
that there is not a set dining time/date. We have before Feb. 2010 to enjoy our meal. Pretty Cool, huh? And it’s not just restaurants, it’s entertainment venues, hair salons, specialty stores…and it’s not just Atlanta, groupon has offers in many US cities, including, but not limited to Houston, Chicago, Nashville…
So what are you waiting for? Get your Groupon!