As you can probably tell from the small number of promotional posts appearing on my blog, I don’t write sponsored posts unless it’s something I actually like / use enough to think it worth sharing with you. Discounts on a wide range of goods and services definitely fall into that category. Who doesn’t love discounts? I mean, unless you’ve got so much extra money, you don’t know what to do with it. **
A couple months ago, I was searching for a white chunky watch with little glittery stones. I looked everywhere, and finally settled on a heavily discounted one I found on the Groupon website. I had to sign up with Groupon to get it, but the deal was good enough that I went for it. I think I paid 29€ when the retail price was 169€. Even if the retail price was inflated, I still thought it was a steal. And I saw enough other interesting items on the website to add the Groupon app to my phone.
When the company approached me to write about them, it seemed complètement naturel that I would say yes since it’s something I already use. If you don’t know about the website, Groupon has discounts across the board : on things like travel, restaurants, spa services, high-tech, as well as fashion and accessories. Here are some of the coupons they offer that I, personally, find useful.
And there are tons – TONS – more where that came from. I mean, you get the idea, right? Now, if I’m planning to buy something (a good or service), I check Groupon first to see if there’s a coupon available so I can save some money. Here’s a little visual I made of the kinds of things you can purchase through their website.
I hope you, too, find the information useful, and that you can save some money next time you’re thinking of eating out, working out, traveling, purchasing something … you know all the fun stuff. And if you’re one of my readers in France, you need not be deprived : Groupon has its own French site! What about you? Do you tend to search for discounts before you buy something?
We’re nearing summer break (limping towards it, more like it). Here are our kids, one on already finished and two with another week to go. And then there’s me – exhausted from all the year-end concerts and parties and baking and appointments.
I think we’re all ready for the break.
** If you really are at ease financially, there’s the greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 that could use your support. We used to live in East Africa so this is close to my heart.