Posts Tagged ‘groupon’

Getting Deals From Inactive Accounts

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by

Awhile ago I was looking at that Groupon site just to see what the buzz was about and to evaluate if there were any good deals to be found on it. For the most part I didn’t really find anything interesting but I did create an account in case I ever intended to use it. For months that account has been inactive and it was interesting as today I noticed in an effort to actually get people like myself to try it they were offering a $20 off anything coupon. So you could essentially get some products and services for free.

This is actually very common too I thought where companies usually try to generate or revitalize sales by offering incentives like this when they see that they have registered people who have yet to do any transactions in a long time. I have done this at times too when it comes to other reputable online shopping sites where I registered for an account but have yet to buy anything. It’s not surprising to see too that after awhile they start to send you coupon codes in an effort to get you buy anything in hopes that it will generate future business from you.

Just be careful of subscribing to like every single newsletter as all the mail can probably get a little annoying.

Wrinkle Killer Snake Serum

Friday, February 24th, 2012 by

Okay, I had to read and look at this a few times as this just seemed a little too far fetched to believe. I guess everyone has heard the term of people trying to sell you Snake Oil correct? Well, I was reading how Groupon had this product listed called a Wrinkle Killer Snake Serum and apparently they got into a little bit of trouble in certain areas where the products made claims that were unproven.

There was a list of the complaints I saw at http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications/2012/1/MyCityDeal-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_173644.aspx .

I always read that Groupon has not been doing so well and it will be interesting if this story actually harms them more and how they will recover from it. I actually did try to read more about the product in general and apparently there are phrases such as “Utilizing a formula replicating the venom of the Temple Viper“ to describe the ingredients. I know anti-aging is a huge industry, but with descriptions like that it makes me even wonder if it is even real. I guess as they say in business, many times people don`t buy products but rather they buy the stories that you tell them.