So when Groupon first started I was in love. I couldn’t get enough of the deals. Half price shoes, half price yoga, half price restaurant bills. You name it, they had it. New things to try all over the place for a great price.
Then the other deal sites popped up. LivingSocial, WagJag, SwarmJam. The list goes on and on. I signed up, one after the other thinking that I would never have to pay full price for anything again. With all the saved money, I would be able to buy more stuff that I didn’t need in the first place.
Then the deals got to be less exciting, only once and awhile did I see a fit with what they were offering and what I would want to buy.
Then something interesting happened. The places that I go all the time started to get on board. My dry cleaner, my hair salon, my favourite places to eat, even the place that I like to stay when I go to the Mountains. So all of a sudden I stopped going to those places. I thought – for sure these will now be busier, harder to get into and in turn harder to enjoy.
I found this turn of events interesting, and I didn’t see it coming. I am now pretty much off the social couponing train – at least until a really good deal comes up again.