Be Still My Heart
You know those people who ruin the punchline on jokes because they just don’t get it and they end up laughing after the moment has passed? Or worse yet they never get it and require an explanation on what makes the joke funny? I’m one of those people.
So it’s no surprise that I’m just now getting on the Groupon Coupon bandwagon. For years, and I mean at least three or four years ago my coupon savvy friends and coworkers tried to convince me to check Groupon out and for some inexplicable reason I resisted.
Finally today I took the plunge, visited Groupon’s site at www.groupon.com, and once the page was loaded everything that came into view on my monitor was like eye candy. When joining Groupon you are asked to provide the city where you live so that the results are tailored to your location. Right away being able to see “Deals in Pittsburgh” was great because I could see at a glance things to do, places to go, food to eat and more.
Upon verification of my registration on the site, I noticed in the automated email that I can earn “Groupon Bucks” with every purchase. That did it for me – being paid to shop makes me happy.
My oh My so Many Choices
With a number of categories from which to choose, for example: food & drink, health & fitness and shopping, Groupon has huge discounts on an array of goods and services for just about everyone. One area of the site that I’m really digging (does anyone even say digging anymore?) At any rate the extensive collection of incredible coupons grabbed my attention.
Top coupons are featured each day, in addition one can search by store or category. A quick search for one of my favorite department stores netted me a result of 140 coupons available today. So out of curiosity I did a quick search under the computer category and wouldn’t you know it? After I already bought my laptop there are 2,175 coupons being offered – oh well best not to dwell on missed opportunities.
Being a dedicated online shopping aficionado and sharing great finds with my readers, I have to admit that I was having a bit of a difficult time trying to focus on writing this article. Under the guise of research, I would go back to Groupon to check out other coupons and would eventually find myself heading to the online retailers to double-check the offerings. This of course would lead me down the path of adding to my ever-growing wish list but I’m happy to report that I resisted the temptation to actually buy anything.
Overall, on a scale of 1 to 5 I give Groupon a 10! Now for the hard part: JT, Margie, Lori and whoever else I wouldn’t listen to, I owe you an apology and my deepest and most sincere gratitude (even if it is a tad late) for recommending Groupon to me.
“You may laugh at my couponing, but you pay for stuff I get for free.”