The Group Buying Sites are making trends in the internet today. Being the frugalista that I am (who also loves freebies and discounts), I am always on the look out for new deals and discounts. So here comes, Group Buying Sites, they are third party websites who negotiate with establishments, restaurants and other stores to get discounts from services and goods (usually at 40 to 90% off). They would then run the promo online with a limited time (or limited number of vouchers). Consumers must then register and buy the coupon at the discounted price, which they can use until the expiration date agreed by the establishment.
People (and friends) have asked me if these types of sites are no scam. I would say NO. I have already bought vouchers from CashCashPinoy and Ensogo and I was able to use the vouchers (translate: used the services and tasted the goods at a discounted price).
I have bought vouchers from CashCashPinoy for the Buffet at the Richmonde Hotel and Underam Laser Treatment from Clara International (both at 50% 0ff). I have also bought from Ensogo - Diamond Peel Treatment from YSA Skin Care. I have yet to use and avail. In using the voucher, please make sure to bring a government ID.
45% OFF! Only P1392 for the Heavenly Sofitel Spiral Buffet with bottomless iced tea!
I have already bought a voucher yesterday (49 minutes remaining then), I guess they have extended the offer to get more people to buy the deal! Click and buy now! Click here.
For the complete list of Group Buying Sites, please visit this helpful link from The Awesome Planet.
.. But wait there is more! My favorite online bidding site is also joining the battle field with the Ebay Kuponan.
The first offering is 50% off Indian or Asian Cuisine at Queen's City Garden. From Php500, new price is only Php250.
Unlike other Group Buying Sites, Ebay Kuponan would require buyers to deposit the reservation fee of Php100 before getting the deal. The remaining balance (Php150) should then be paid to the merchant upon use of the voucher.
Ebay Kuponan only accepts GCash and Paypal at this point. Please learn more about the deal and the Ebay Kuponan here.
Enjoy and together, we save!