Groupon and other deal-of-the-day sites have been the biggest craze on the Internet over the past year. I have purchased deals from multiple sites including Groupon, Living Social, CBS Deals, and Entertainment.
We purchase on average, one per month. Tops.
My parents actually purchase more than that. They are retired and use Groupons both as a way to save money, but also as a way to try new things. They enjoy eating out, so if they see a restaurant that they’ve heard of but never dined at, they will often take a chance and purchase the deal. More often than not, they’re happy with their decision, but one of the things they ran into is keeping track of them.
Because they purchase more coupons, they have more to keep track of. As we all know, it’s all to easy to forget about something. With most deal-of-the-day sites (that I’ve heard of anyways) an expired coupon doesn’t mean you lose everything, but you essentially only get to redeem what you paid, losing out on the ‘savings’ portion.