Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik
Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik
Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik

Groupon Vancouver: 2 Thumbs Up!

May 31st, 2010

Groupon Groupie Badge

I have a new love: Groupon!

Each day, Groupon Vancouver offers a new “cool thing to do” at a discounted price, often saving you about 50%. You purchase the “groupon” from their site and take it to the vendor for the discount.

Last week I bought a groupon for Epic, the Vancouver Sustainable Living Expo. Tickets were normally $15, but we got tickets for $5 each!

The process was so simple:

  1. Sign-up for their daily email notifications.
  2. When you see an email that tickles your fancy, click to purchase it.
  3. You can then print the groupon or access it through their free iphone app and show it to the vendor.

Since Groupon Vancouver started in April 2010, they have offered discounts for local food, yoga, conventions, art, and so much more. They have groupon sites for many large North American cities and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, CNN, Wired, and so many more media outlets.

In case you haven’t figured it out, I am now a huge Groupon Fan (I’m a Groupon Groupie)! I look forward to getting my daily groupon and can’t wait to see what I’ll save next time!

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13 Comments for “Groupon Vancouver: 2 Thumbs Up!”

  1. Jenny on June 14, 2010 1:19 pm

    I like groupon too! There is also a vancouver site called http://www.grooster.com that does a similar thing. I bought a Stella’s deal from them that worked out great.

    Thanks, Jen

  2. Ashley on June 14, 2010 5:31 pm

    Yeah I just heard about them too. I’m waiting for a great deal to come along so I can try them too. I love finding great deals!

  3. Fran on June 23, 2010 9:04 pm

    I bought a deal at grooster last week. It worked out very nicely.

  4. Heidi on August 8, 2010 10:31 am

    These coupon sites are great, I’ve purchased deals to try out new restaurants and even went kayaking for the first time!! Loving lifee this summer!!!!!! =)

    I love how there are more sites now instead of just the some sites having a monopoly. There’s a new one coming called IndulgeLiving launching in Vancouver too.. Can’t wait!!! =)

  5. Ashley on August 9, 2010 3:21 pm

    I’ve signed up for a while bunch of local daily deal sites, including Indulge Living. I love getting all these emails in the morning!

  6. Aly on August 18, 2010 8:28 pm

    Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know there’s a new Vancouver based site offering killer deals just like the ones mentioned in this great blog.

    it’s called SocialShopper – http://www.socialshopper.com

    Check it out! Right now we’re featuring a Boot Camp deal for Kalev’s Personal Training. 30 days for only $35 that’s at an 80% discount!! More discounts for you to choose from!

    cheers!

  7. JUHLi SELBy on September 2, 2010 11:50 am

    I agree with you that Groupon rocks! I first discovered it from my girlfriends when I lived in San Diego, CA. I am originally from Victoria, BC & have recently moved back. I would love to see Groupon come here too. I started a Facebook page. Will you please let Victoria/Island people know about it? Thank you!

    http://www.facebook.com/juhliselby#!/pages/Bring-Groupon-to-Victoria-BC/154889667856582?ref=sgm

  8. Joe on September 7, 2010 9:20 am

    I must say, http://www.indulgeliving.com has the best deals recently! They have $5 for $12 Mr Pickwick’s fish and chips deal today. So yummy.

  9. Errol on October 26, 2010 9:19 am

    Hey everyone, glad to see you’re all loving the daily deal sites! My partners and I have developed a site that you’re gonna love! We aggregate and consolidate all the local daily deal sites into one easy to read newsletter. Check us out at http://www.dealbyday.com

    We currently are showing 14 local Vancouver daily deal sites a day, including groupon, living social, indulge living, grooster and more :)

    Check it http://www.dealbyday.com

    Save your money, save your time DealByDay.com

  10. Lisa on October 28, 2010 4:01 am

    There is this website: http://www.cakedeals.com
    It collects all the daily deals of the various group buying sites and conveniently puts them on to one page. I’ve signed up for its email alert, so I only have to check this one email each day rather than going through many!

  11. Eddie on November 25, 2010 11:48 pm

    Or, if you don’t mind a simple layout (no pictures), try:

    vancouver.misermcgee.com

    Apparently they’re the only aggregator that’s getting ALL the deals available to Vancouverites at the moment (the other aggregators are still missing a few side deals).

  12. Barb on January 26, 2011 11:26 am

    Please make sure you can use the coupon you are thinking of purchasing. I recently purchased a groupon deal for a 1 night stay in the Hyatt unfortunately the dates I would like to use are “full” and unlike the refund offer in the corner of the groupon screen they do not refund – they told me I could give it away as a gift or they would put the $149 back into my groupon account to use for future purchases no refunds

  13. Jonathan Clark on August 25, 2011 5:56 am

    This is what the web was made for! I spend hours trawling for great deals online and that’s brought me to this site. Love it.

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