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GeismarGeauxer
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Geismar
Member since Dec 2009
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Groupon/wafb eats/225eats/living social question
Are there restaurants that offer $50 gift certs for $25 that aren't new or about to go under?
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TypoKnig
LSU Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Aug 2011
6710 posts

re: Groupon/wafb eats/225eats/living social question
Typically places that can get $50 for a $50 meal don't have to offer it to you for $25.


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lilbadness
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Texas
Member since Oct 2007
1587 posts

re: Groupon/wafb eats/225eats/living social question
Some restaurants use that marketing idea to get people in the restaurant who normally wouldn't spend the money. Basically they are trying to expand their clientele.


notiger1997
Member since May 2009
34920 posts

re: Groupon/wafb eats/225eats/living social question
quote:

Some restaurants use that marketing idea to get people in the restaurant who normally wouldn't spend the money


Katies has popped up a few times on Groupon. Mr. John's too.
Neither are about to go under.


Martini
North Carolina Fan
Clayton, GA
Member since Mar 2005
38679 posts

re: Groupon/wafb eats/225eats/living social question
I'm a fan of both of those and would buy a groupon for either.


Jambo
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
2077 posts

re: Groupon/wafb eats/225eats/living social question
It's expensive arse marketing, and that's the bottom line. A restaurant that offers half off will only actually see 55% of the $$$ collected, which is already HALF off.

$5.50 on a $20 food purchase ain't buyin the owner a new lexus. New, old, established, a lot of different restaurants do it. If a restaurant in financial trouble does this, it's either a hail mary or a nail in the coffin.



LouisianaLady
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
66763 posts

re: Groupon/wafb eats/225eats/living social question
Agree but I must admit the majority are random crappy places. I've gotten a few good ones.. Gino's, mama dellas, etc.
But it's often random industriaplex places and stuff like that.


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