I’m sure most of you have bought or contemplated buying vouchers from a group buying site before. Or at the very least have heard of such sites as Groupon, Scoopon, Zoupon or Deals.com.au. For the minority of you who don’t know what it is, these ‘group buying’ sites have been taking the virtual world by storm. These sites have teamed up with restaurants, beauty companies, travel destinations and many other professions all around the world (like electronics and even carpet cleaning) to provide customers with deals at a significant discount for a limited time.
Some deals could be up to 50-80% off compared to the regular prices, although most do come with fine prints such as ‘only valid during these dates’ and so forth. I find it to be a great place to try out restaurants that might be new or under the radar, or finding travel packages for destinations that I would not have otherwise considered.
I myself have purchased quite a few of these vouchers and although some were hit and miss, most have been quite pleasant and definitely quite cheap. My most recent adventure purchased using the very Groupon Australia site was the Daylesford accommodation which some of you might have remembered. Although there were a few little issues, the stay was greatly enjoyable and I just loved the serene surroundings the accommodation offered. Normally it would have cost over double the price if not for the voucher.
Why am I telling you all this? Because the lovely people at Groupon has generously offered a lucky Ichigo Shortcake reader the chance to win a $100 Groupon Australia voucher! I was so excited when Matthew contacted me to make this offer and I’m equally excited to be offering this to you.
This voucher is only valid for the Groupon Australia site so naturally only those of you living in Australia or have plans to travel here should enter. You can use it for any deal across the site at any time before the expiration date (31/12/2012) and if you don’t use the whole amount up, the remaining amount will be kept in your account until you use it for another deal so nothing is wasted.
All you have to do to enter is:
1. Tell me in the form of a comment below what your favourite travel destination in Australia is and why.
2. Make sure you have provided a valid email address for me to contact you on.
This giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on Friday 19/10/2012 and the winner will be drawn randomly using random.org and announced here and via email.
Please tell everyone about this giveaway and good luck everyone!
For current deals please visit http://www.groupon.com.au.
Competition sponsored by Groupon.
Thanks to everyone for entering! I have drawn the winner for this competition and it goes to Rachel! Congratulations. Hope I can bring you more exciting giveaways next time.