09-21-2011, 06:34 AM
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Cashing in on local Groupon Deals
In planning your next trip, you may want to sign up for that city's local Groupon deals. I've done this before with cities in the US, i.e., Seattle. But I hadn't thought about doing it with international cities ........like Paris.....
Cashing In on Local Group Deals Abroad » Have Tips, Will Travel
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09-21-2011, 06:55 AM
I bought several vouchers for Bangkok last Feb. The company was TikTokThai and currently suspended (due to competition?) I had 2 half-price vouchers for very upscale spa treatments. Dinner for 2 less than half $, a recently opened international restaurant (former chefs of the Alila properties)
I am on my way to Prague to supplement our stay/spa deal at Hotel Hoffmeister. I use a site called Lime&Tonic (Oz based) We're getting massages and half day use of the rooftop (enclosed) spa at the Corinthia Hotel, overlooking the Vltava River and the city. Those were only $50 each.
I received a fabulous invitation only offer for degustation dinner at a famous Prague restaurant--wine flights included for $80 for 2! Sadly, it is tonite and we don't arrive Prague until Monday...
There is also a company called Ensogo (granddaddy of them all in Asia) so I peruse it for Thailand. (I think that's why TikTok is down...)
Last edited by kyshel; 09-21-2011 at 06:57 AM."wherever you go, there you are"
09-22-2011, 03:54 AM
Wow K...I am so impressed! This sounds like a wonderful tip. I will check in to this for our trip to Virgin Gorda and Argentina....Thank you!
09-22-2011, 05:28 PM
I even posted a thread on tripadvisor about a fabulous offer and it had my referral code--I got a bonus reward from each new signup for passing on the link. I'm waiting for the new Budapest version."wherever you go, there you are"
09-22-2011, 07:49 PM
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I'm a Groupon and LivingSocialaholic, but I haven't purchased any of their international deals yet. I've bought deals when I've traveled in the U.S. (Portland, Seattle, Boston, Pittsburgh, etc.), but never overseas. I wouldn't hesitate to buy international deals from Groupon or LivingSocial, but I'm a little leary about buying from other companies that I don't know anything about.
09-23-2011, 09:57 AM
I have to say I had an extra voucher I bought for my husband when he was regularly flying to Prague. Lime&Tonic refunded promptly when the merchant would not allow me to double up one offer. It was all done thru PayPal so I felt secure. We lost a few dollars on the transaction due to PP commission but so minimal.
PS--They had an offer for Soviet Tank Adventure today!! No tanks!"wherever you go, there you are"
09-25-2011, 05:12 AM
Hi K...I just checked Groupon for our Argentina trip. I can read Spanish so this helped. I then checked Greece and I can't read Greek. Is there a way to check for an English version? Clever idea!
09-25-2011, 06:41 AM
My sites all have ENG versions--usually a union jack or US flag. Sometimes it's hard to find the link."wherever you go, there you are"
09-26-2011, 03:44 AM
Must find that! I am getting Spanish emails and am trying to translate. It is almost like having homework everyday!! I will check for a ENG version!
09-27-2011, 04:55 AM
Just got back from the spa pkg at Corinthia, Prague. Worth every czech crown!!
I saw an article in the McPaper they had at reception but didn't have time (nor glasses) to read it--about Groupon COO and some bad business..."wherever you go, there you are"