Groupon – Belgian edition

Surely everyone has by now heard or and event used Groupon. Operating the coupon system but online it makes discount shopping … acceptable and even trendy.

What do I think of Groupon? Well there is of course the good side of it. It does offer discount deals. And helped me discover some great places which otherwise might have fallen under the radar, like ‘C’est pas raisonnable!‘. An adventure around quiches and tarts started in 2007. A few tables inside, some outside on the terrace when the weather permits and … the most amazing selection of quiches and tarts. Now given that I absolutely love to make quiches I probably would have refused to spend 17 to 20 euro per quiche. But that’s where Groupon came in. With their offer of buy 1 get 1 free I brought home one delicious quiche and a gooey chocolate dream tart. Almost worth their full price! Definitely a place I will go back to.

Why I don’t like Groupon? Because of the small print. In addition to the above I also bought in to their offer for an annual subscription to Elle at half price. All paid and done I wanted impatiently for my free 1/2 price Elle magazine. Nothing. Another month. Nothing. I finally emailed Groupon and their answer was ‘I actually did pay Groupon, yes, however I had to also email Elle and confirm my Groupon voucher. Sorry, no refund.’ That is something I did not appreciate and I wonder if I was the only one who completely missed this small print.

Next up? A Groupon hammam voucher. Let’s see.

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