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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.

One response to “Groupon or Groupoff”

  1. Jamie Moffat says:

    Hi Alyson!,
    I totally agree with your observations. I was recently wondering why I am subscribed to all of these. I have half a dozen un-used “coupons” and am joining you in moving away from this fad.
    Thanks for bringing it to light.

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