Many in Laredo were excited about Groupon starting up Laredo service. Last week on January 19th, I got an email that said:
So the first Groupon offer I got was for the “Garden & Gun” Magazine – uh, well, I guess maybe… Everything else has been stuff like Brownsville massages or Edinburgh bagels. Boo!
I know that at least the Imaginarium and Laredo Books & More had submitted coupons for the Laredo Groupon. When (and if) they finally come up, people in the Valley are going to say “¡Que fregados! How did Laredo sneak in here!?!” (among other things)
Maybe we can convince Living Social to consider Laredo if Groupon doesn’t want us. The closest city for Living Social seems to be San Antonio.
Mashable recently wrote about Google’s upcoming launch of Google Offers. You may recall that Google tried buying Groupon for $6 billion and they said “no, thank you.” Google wants to cash in on the Groupon idea and the Google Offers might give Groupon a run for its money.
Let’s see which one makes good in Laredo first.
UPDATE: As of today, January 27, Living Social has added Laredo to its list of cities. YAY!!!