Hey Richmond: Do you Groupon?

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Hey Richmond: Do you Groupon?

Saving money has always been a big plus in my book. I hate over paying for anything and, frankly, I love the thrill of a good deal. Last year when I stumbled upon Groupon, a website that offers coupons to local businesses once a certain number have been purchased, I was intrigued. I signed up for the daily alerts that let me know exactly what the deal was for the day. I watched these deals carefully but never bought anything. That was until...

...I saw a Groupon for  a massage. I am a sucker for massages. They are a rare treat, but a treat I do indulge in from time to time. I JUMPED at the chance to buy it and saved half off in the process.  I was hooked. I even got my husband hooked once he saw the deals coming in for golf. In the last six months, we have bought several Groupons: a few massages, some golf discounts, and a few for some local restaurants. Now, we are in the process of cashing them in and are having a great time doing it! (FYI: I DO Google the business before I purchase in order to practice due diligence and make sure it is a business I feel comfortable with!)

Today's Richmond Groupon is for a local restaurant on Staples Mill Road, Roma Ristorante Italiano. The offer is $10 for $20 worth of food and drinks. Another half off - not bad! I will probably purchase it as I have never been to this restaurant and there is no better way, in my book, than to try something out for a DISCOUNT! You may ask, "what's in it for the business?" I believe local businesses are drawn to Groupon as it is a chance to introduce their product or service to an audience that may never have been exposed to. It's a win-win!

So, tell me. Do you get your Groupon on?! What have been your best deals? Have you had a good experience?

Looking for a deal on the Henrico County Real Estate or surrounding Richmond Real Estate market? Then contact me, Shannon Milligan, at Home Sweet Henrico with Keller Williams Realty, and let me light your way to home sweet home! To start your home search, click here: Richmond Area Homes.

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RVA Home Team

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Jefferson Properties

1 Park West Circle, #202, Midlothian, VA, 23114

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Richard Weisser
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Shannon...

I love Groupon and look forward to my possible deal every day. Many times it's something that we would have done anyway, and we save money, and it doesn't coast a thing!

Mar 03, 2011 08:57 AM #1
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Don MacLean
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I luv groupon.

If I can't decide where to go I just check out the deals to new and exciting places

And I get around lol

Enjoy the day

Mar 03, 2011 08:58 AM #2
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Karen Crowson
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My son just gave me one for wine - now I just have to choose what I want.  I haven't looked into it much further than that, but will check it out with your encouragement.

 

Mar 03, 2011 09:00 AM #3
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent
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Richard - I failed to mention that it IS a free site!

Don- Glad you have found it worth the look on the site!

Karen - there are some great deals to be had!

I have had one regret - and that was not purchasing a teeth whitening for $179 when the original price was clost to $600...Still think about the one that got away, lol!

Mar 03, 2011 09:10 AM #4
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Will Hamm
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Hi Shannon,  I am now getting the emails for them from a blogs you had before.  I am sure they will have some deals on golf soon, so I am waiting for that.  Not sure if my business partner will let me take off for golfing, but I will make it a networking thing.  Have a great day.

Mar 03, 2011 11:17 AM #5
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Will - that's why I wrote this blog...I kept getting comments/emails asking me what Groupon was ;)  The golf specials are typically pretty good. $50 for 20 buckets of balls, 1/2 off courses, etc. My husband figured out I would let him play if it cost less, lol!

Mar 03, 2011 01:43 PM #6
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I don't we Groupon in Charlottesville yet, but I'm sure it's headed our way.  Have fun!

Mar 03, 2011 10:04 PM #7
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Virginia - maybe some of your readers will find a Richmond deal that matches one of your zero to 60's!

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