Groupon To Go Delivers
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 7:14 pm
You’ve probably heard of Groupon. It’s where people go to check on daily deals for things that are local to them. Groupon To Go is going to include a restaurant discount and delivery at the same time.
Groupon To Go offers consumers delivery and takeout and gives them a discount of 10% or more off the price. (They also advise people to check with the restaurant they are interested in about the discount – as some exclusions apply).
Right now, Groupon To Go is being offered as a pilot program in Chicago, Illinois. The company plans to expand the program to other cities in the future. Put your address into the Groupon To Go website to see if it is available where you live.
TNW News suggests that Groupon To Go was created to combat the bad reputation that Groupon may have gotten because it offers daily deals. Some customers who use daily deal type offers at restaurants refuse to leave a tip – or leave a discounted tip. It’s not very fair to servers whose income includes tips.
In addition, not all restaurants who participate in a daily deal are thrilled when customers take advantage of that deal and visit the restaurant. At first, it was believed that people who used a daily deal to check out a restaurant that was new to them would decide to return to the restaurant (and pay full price) in the future.
Instead, what often happens is that people come in to use the daily deal discount and never return. The restaurant gets a bunch of customers from the daily deal, who spend less money than typical on that day, and who disappear after that.
Some people may feel embarrassed to be seen using a coupon at a fast food place or restaurant. Not all frugal people want to let the world know that they are using a discount. Groupon To Go solves this issue as well.
Groupon To Go offers discounts on food orders – for carry out or delivery. It isn’t designed to be used by people who want to come into the restaurant, sit down, and be served. The Groupon To Go app will show consumers deals that are from restaurants and fast food places that are nearby. It shows the deal, how far away the restaurant is, and whether or not there is a delivery fee.
As a result, people who want to avoid “coupon shame” can place an order to go and show the cashier their Groupon To Go app. Those who want to place a delivery can use the daily discount they found on Groupon To Go from the privacy of their own homes.