I had been a subscriber to the Groupon for Chicago and for San Antonio and always longingly watched great deals being offered to subscribers. I kept thinking – I will buy into that one and go visit but I never did. I unsubscribed.
The faithful readers over at the Newcomers Club (basic info or the active Facebook group) tipped me off on Groupon starting in our own Laredo community. Now if we could only get some juicy local businesses to offer something people are willing to come together to buy at a discount… business owners, how about it?
I would say the bloggers can go first but… we have nothing to offer but our own musings. What bargain could we provide on a free product? We don’t even use ads (except for Laredo Buzz or La Sanbe [but he uses google’s adsense]).
Maybe when Big River Outfitters returns they can offer a “buy 20, get 5 free” or some other kayak trip combination. Oh the possibilities for local small businesses to get people to try their goods at an intro price…
(Oh yes, and you know I am going to ask that you use my referral code! Type in http://www.groupon.com/r/uu14248550 when you register)