said 5 months, 3 weeks ago:
I think that Groupon and LivingSocial can be used well or poorly.
I’ve seen local shops get hammered by people only looking for a deal, never to return.
I’ve also seen restaurants use it to promote certain meals that they might not usually get a lot of traffic for. For example, a Mexican restaurant near me did a groupon for $50 of food or drink for $25.
I spent my $25 and got $50 worth of high-end tequila. Not what they had in mind.
Next groupon they did was the same discount, but for brunch…a meal they weren’t known for, but wanted to build a business for that crowd.