The Groupon website started in
Some deals range from 50 to 95 percent off regular price and now these deals could be at a business near you.
"What it is is a group coupon and especially with the times the way they are, the economic times, people aren't spending as much as they would normally,” says Groupon user and promoter, Terrell Sandefur.
Terrell Sandefur is a Groupon user and helps promote the website and he believes once buyers in
"Let's say you're a downtown restaurant and people don't know about you. Obviously your regulars know about you, but basically the way I see it, it's a really good marketing opportunity," said Sandefur.
So if you're wondering the website discounts sound too good to be true, here's how Groupon gets unbelievable deals.
"The way that we get these discounts is by collective buying and that means that we're working with a group together online trying to get enough customers so that we can promise the business a minimum amount of customers and give the discount directly to our subscribers,” said Groupon Spokesperson, Julie Mossler.
You can receive Groupon discount opportunities in two forms, either by creating a profile on their website or by getting the Groupon app. on your cell phone.
"You don't really need to be tied to your computer anymore, we have apps that are good on the Iphone, Android, and we just released our Blackberry app. too and these are free you just go to our normal app store and download them and you can get Groupon anytime you want," said Mossler.
Once you've found a deal that peaks your interest here's how the website works.
"So you go to our site and see the deal of the day and let's just say spend $25 get $50 to a local hair salon, if you decide that it's a deal that you want you click buy, your credit card is charged and you get the voucher in your email and you use it like cash," said Mossler.
The Macon Groupon website is scheduled to launch at the end of this month.