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Google Offers helps save you money with daily deals

Screenshot_17If you're a fan of those deal-of-the-day apps like Groupon or LivingSocial, Google has a counterpart you may want to check out.

Google alledgedly attempted to buy out Groupon for $6 billion in 2010 but ultimately decided to start going its own service.

Google Offers made its debut in April of this year in Portland, OR, and has since expanded to 42 metro cities. And starting this week, you can get Google's offer straight on your HTC EVO (or any Android device running Eclair or higher). 

Assuming you're in one of the supported areas, this is how the app works: every day, Google Offers lets you know about some location-based deals of the day. If you want the deal, you buy it. Some of them are offered in limited quantities, so you need to act fast. The deals are usually around 50% off the normal price and generally pretty good.

One of Portland's deals today, for example, was for a fancy $8 European-style sandwich for just $4. Hell, that's cheaper than Subway!

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Sam Sarsten

Sam Sarsten is a former contributing editor at Good and EVO, which was merged with Pocketables in 2012.

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2 thoughts on “Google Offers helps save you money with daily deals

  • Google Offers is taking on Yelp Deals
    Yelp Deals is taking on Groupon
    Groupon is attacking living social
    LS is tidal waving small businesses
    which are getting bad reviews on Yelp and Google as they couldn’t handle it

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  • Most of these ‘Social Living’ services are *not* for small product retailers. Plain and simple.

    They consume more than they provide in advertising revenue. As a former business owner (restaurant), I would never sign up for one of these. My product is too fragile, my margin too thin to support a mass influx of people skimming on me. If my cost out for a burger was $1.00, and because of the coupon deal I was making $0.99, that ‘value-add’ in the $0.01 of advertising per person would hurt my business.

    Now, for service industry, it’s a totally different story. Maid service, for example, can skim those margins a lot more easily, and still make a profit.

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