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Discount Options for More Customers

Updated on May 28, 2010

There are numerous different websites out there these days that offer different ways to save money, get a great deal and offer discounts on specified products, and bring more customers to your business.

Although they are somewhat similar, there are slight differences. Below are five of the websites that offer these benefits and how they each work.

Groupon

Each day they feature something cool to do at an unbeatable price. This could be special deals for Massages, Restaurants, Hotels, Spas, Theaters, and a whole lot more. Basically they are deals on things to do and not specific products or consumer goods. 

Groupon has a special twist. The deals offered are only good if a certain amount of people sign up and pay for the specific deal of the day. If the allotted amount of people does not sign up, your credit card is not charged and you do not receive the certificate for the deal.

As far as businesses, 95% of their surveyed business partners want to be featured on Groupon again as it brings in a lot of customers.

Half off Depot

Halfoffdepot.com offers coupons and certificates for 50% OFF on special deals at restaurants, bakeries, coffeehouses, spas, and at various retailers. There are no membership fees or gimmicks.

You go to HalfOffDepot.com, select your city, and pick out gift certificates to your favorite businesses. You then purchase these gift certificates for half their face value.

Once your certificates arrive in the mail, you take each gift certificate to the business that issued it, and use the full value of your gift certificate, not the 50% off that you paid for it, and make your purchase there.

For businesses, it is a great deal for them as well, because the businesses aren't giving you anything for free, the other half of your gift certificate is paid for by the sites publishing partners.

Adility

Adility is for businesses only as they offer them the opportunity to reach new local customers with Gift Cards and Value Cards that will be sold in retail stores close to the business.

You can custom design a Gift Card or Value Card for your business, define the price of the card, set your offers and the terms of your cards and Adility will handle the rest in dealing with retailers, printing your cards, and delivering them to local stores. You even get to choose your preferred retail locations to sell the cards.

An Adility Card campaign is designed to attract new customers for your business and help you to build local brand awareness. You also earn incremental revenue when your Gift or Value Cards are redeemed.

LivingSocial

LivingSocial offers daily deals to the best places in your city. LivingSocial offers one fantastic deal every day with discounts of up to 90% at local restaurants, bars, spas, theaters, and more.

The site offers daily deals that you can purchase. Once you purchase a deal, you will receive your deal the next business day. You will also get a unique link to share. If three people buy the deal using your link, then your deal is free.

You can also sign up for a daily email where each day, LivingSocial will send you one deeply discounted deal to use at local businesses.

For businesses, LivingSocial offers the most efficient and cost-effective way to bring you customers! There is no upfront cost. The only way they get paid is when you get paying customers. And you can track the results as you will know exactly how many customers to expect and how your business is benefiting from using the service.

The Green Half

The Green Half is a subscription service that seeks out businesses who are working for the betterment of us all, and will help you find and frequent local businesses and   restaurants practicing sustainability that are presenting special offers. They get new customers and you get to feel good about a great deal.

For Businesses they offer win-win solutions for businesses who want to promote themselves and gain recognition as green leaders, and who want to become more eco-friendly and need access to products and resources in areas such as water and energy efficiency, waste management, organics recycling, disposables and more.  

Halfoff buys

HalfOffBuys.com is a platform for collective bargains. They offer weekly deals featuring a 50% or higher discount off at restaurants, service establishments, spas and retailers in your city. They accomplish this by offering weekly deals at remarkable price points as a way to experience the best that your city has to offer at half-off rates.

You can enjoy your favorite spots around town at huge discounts. This is another service that the larger the crowd that buys a deal, the bigger the discounts local business are willing to offer.

For businesses, there is no out of pocket expense and HalfOffBuys also offer an extremely competitive profit share rate as well.

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