The last time I worked with Groupon, I was at the end of our cloth diaper days, but still thinking with cloth savings in mind. I like to get crafty and creative in my savings (without feeling like I’m skimping), so I shared how people could pair Groupon deals with unexpected cloth diaper retailers, to generate cost savings beyond going reusable with diapering. When Groupon reached out to me recently, I decided to go way back in my consumer history.
I’ve been using Groupon for over 10 years, and I was a much more frequent user when I lived in Baltimore (and had no children). In my pre-child days, I used Groupon to take a chance on new restaurants, try a new spa, or take advantage of wine tastings and beer flights. While I still use Groupon for an occasional restaurant, spa or salon outing, Groupon Coupons are more tailored to my everyday online shopping needs (almost all of my shopping is done online these days).
While I was astounded when I calculated how long I’ve been using Groupon, I’m even more surprised to see how long I’ve been using eBay. I was an early user, grabbing deals and steals before shipping became expensive, and have been a member of eBay since…2001! In those sixteen years, I’ve done a lot of buying and selling, as my 100% rating with 314 feedback comments attest.
eBay helped me make extra money, while unloading unused items stored in boxes in dark closets — keeping me afloat during a period of unemployment after graduating with my undergraduate degree. eBay saw me through graduate school, where I purchased my texts, in addition to every Hemingway book to be found (I had this crazy notion of becoming a Hemingway scholar). When I was single and decorating my first home, I found fun knick-knacks and collectibles to add some personality and style to my digs. I’ve purchased shoes (I wear a hard-to-find-size), sold items to raise money for my wedding, purchased items from France for my husband, and even went across an ocean to find a replacement stuffed animal for my son. And because my household combined with my husband’s, I can add a pair of Robert Downey Jr.’s shoes, and a bronze mold of Robin Williams face, to the list of unusual items that we’ve found on the global marketplace known as eBay. (Don’t drink and eBay, my friends. Just don’t.)
So, while I’ve known about Groupon and eBay for ages, I had no idea that they could compliment each other so well. Yes, my friends, Groupon offers coupons for eBay. From 20% off, to $10 off, free shipping and valet listing, there is definitely something for everyone. I’ve always been amazed by the deals and steals I find on eBay, and the fact that I can use Groupon Coupons to increase those savings? Unbelievable.
The next time you find yourself about the click the Buy It Now or Place Bid button, remember to check Groupon’s eBay coupons before checking out!
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