I broke out a Living Social voucher which had been tucked away. The first time I attempted to contact the therapist, she said that she didn't have any evenings available for a while. Since I was on vacation, I didn't need an evening time slot. Here's how the convo went:
Me: Yadda, yadda yadda...I thought I would try since I'm on vacation.A brief aside: I don't like it when people make assumptions and I was trying to get an appointment with more than a week's notice and I didn't think that time frame was out of the realm of possibility.
Therapist: I bet your vacation is now.
Therapist as she's looking through calendar: I'm booked for April. I don't work very many evenings. I have children and obligations.She puts me on standby in case a weekend opens up.
Me: Do you work on the weekends?
Therapist: I don't do very many weekends and, on Saturdays, I share the room with four other therapists blah blah blah...
I'm all kinds of annoyed because why would you do a group coupon with such limited availability knowing how some of those group coupons can explode. I decided not to get a Groupon for a recreation center because they sold over 1,000 and I wanted the pass for the pool and with only three laps lanes, I don't think I would have had much access.
At any rate, there's something to be learned from most encounters.
So, here are a few of 'Drea's tips (and I'm sure you've been waiting) for group coupons.
I've had very good experiences with group coupons and I've been introduced to businesses that I might not have ever gone to had it not been for Groupon, Living Social etc.
What has been one of your best group coupon experiences?