Written by Karen Bryan
Read All the Small Print Very Carefully
Some hotel deals are only valid Sunday to Thursday, some restaurant vouchers are only valid at specific times and/or for a special Groupon menu. Many London restaurant deals exclude service charges, so you may be presented with a bill for 12.5% of the full menu price of what you’ve eaten at the end of your meal. Some offers expire a couple of weeks after purchase, others run for months. You need to check the booking period for the deal and exactly follow all the booking instructions. Some travel deals include flights, some are accommodation only. There may be supplements for travel on specific dates or from other airports.
Make a Booking As Soon as You Receive Your E-Voucher
Get in quickly to try to book on the dates/times that suit you best, as there may be limited availability. Booking quickly also diminishes the chance of you forgetting about the voucher and basically losing the money, never mind saving money.
More Opportunity to Use Groupon Vouchers in Your Home Patch
There are no local deals where we live in Berwick upon Tweed, so if I buy vouchers for another city, I’m going to have limited opportunity to redeem these vouchers. If you live in a large city you can be more flexible about usage. If you’re going to travel a fair distance specifically to use your voucher, ask yourself is it really such a good deal. We meet up for lunch with our sons in Edinburgh and Glasgow regularly, so I’m always on the lookout for money saving restaurant offers in these cities.
Check Out Flight Availability/Price Before Buying Overseas Accommodation
There’s not much point in getting a great deal on your accommodation if you have to pay through the nose for flights, or if the flight days to the destination from your local airport don’t coincide with the exclusions on the accommodation voucher.
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Disclosure & Warning
This article is based on my personal experience and research. Please read the terms and conditions very carefully before making a purchase. I will receive a commission if you buy any Groupon deals through the links in this article.
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