Groupon Adds Freebies: Easy to Use Online CouponsBy: Nanette Haz - November 27, 2013
Groupon now has launched a new category within its marketplace online for Freebies. This tool gives online shoppers another avenue to save through samples, promotional codes, traditional sales, and digital coupons. Freebies has had the initial kinks worked out and is officially out of beta. There are currently over 5,500 name brands from various stores in the United States available to select from.
Groupon is planning to move the program into other markets around the globe in 2014. Groupon is still actively looking for companies that want to advertise with them. “We want to save customers money everywhere they shop — whether it’s their local coffee shop or a large department store,” stated by Groupons senior vice president of global marketing, Rich Williams. “With top brands, a huge selection and exclusive offers, Freebies is another reason to always check Groupon first.”
Groupons new Freebies portion of their website is incredibly user friendly. There is no longer any need to scour online search engines and forums trying to find coupon codes for popular brands sold through online stores. Shoppers can quickly browse for coupons by the name of the store or by searching through specific categories.
Shopping for the holidays with coupon codes is one way to avoid the busy stores and save a substantial amount of money. Look for coupons for a specific dollar amount off, a percentage off, or free shipping. Some retailers will allow customers to combine a savings coupons with a free shipping code.
Coupon deals are available in toys, electronics, entertainment, jewelry, clothing, home, pets, sporting equipment, tools, automotive, food, and several other categories.
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Loyal visitors to the Groupons local city based platform are not all happy about the move to online sales. Local sales categories with similar great deals in some areas are lacking in selection. Black Friday and other online shopping holidays offers the best value for consumers who are savvy enough to find the best deals.