Posts Tagged ‘Spreets’

Half-price cinema tickets, Australia-wide

June 22nd, 2011 : posted in Deals by M Bryant

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Harry PotterWant to catch the new Harry Potter and save yourself $21? Go on, be a cheap date!

Spreets are offering 2x cinema tickets for just $18 – a saving of over 50%.

The tickets can be used at over 50 cinemas Australia-wide, including Dendy, IMAX, Palace, Cineplex, Ace Cinemas and several others!

Spreets ran this deal just a week or two ago and sold loads – it’s no wonder they’ve put it up again. If you missed out then, now’s the time to get [...]

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Group buying industry responds to Groupon concerns

June 6th, 2011 : posted in News by M Bryant

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Groupon IPOThere have been numerous concerns and questions about the sustainability of Groupon since the company released an IPO valuing themselves at around $20 billion. Moreso, the group buying model itself, pioneered by Groupon, has been re-examined for its long term validity.

The IPO revealed that Groupon lost $US413m in 2010 after aggressive customer acquisitions.

Local group buying sites responded yesterday maintaining that they are profitable, despite the huge losses of Groupon in the US.

Catch of the Day revealed that their site Scoopon is showing profits, while Deals.com.au founder Adam Schwab [...]

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Are daily deals a raw deal for businesses?

June 4th, 2011 : posted in Commentary by M Bryant

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Daily deals continue to be the top news item across the web, but the last week has seen some negative press about daily deals – mainly what they mean for businesses.

Today Techcrunch got in the act with a guest post by Rocky Agrawal that asked whether the Groupon model is sustainable for daily deals sites themselves, as well as small businesses.

Agrawal’s main point is that businesses aren’t really acquiring new customers, as they are told by the daily deal operators. He argues that many that take up an offer are a company’s existing customers and [...]

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Stardeals launches in Perth

June 2nd, 2011 : posted in News by M Bryant

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Stardeals, the Australian expansion of daily deals giant Groupon, launched their service in Perth this week.

The group buying site launched in Sydney in February this year, and soon moved into Brisbane and Melbourne. The site also offers national deals.

“Perth is a very vibrant cosmopolitan city with a lot of great businesses that we’re keen to partner with in order to offer consumers in Perth the very best deals,” says Stardeals managing director, Patrick Schmidt.

The group have been slower on expansion downunder than many of the other local sites: Spreets, for example, now servicing over a dozen Australian [...]

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What is group buying?

May 23rd, 2011 : posted in Industry by C Steele

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Group buying is the marketer’s term for daily deals.

In short, businesses are able to offer massive discounts on products + services because they are selling enmasse. Because they might sell hundreds, or even thousands, of their offering, they can give a discount of up to 90%.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Sometimes businesses run at a loss with these offers, but it’s all about the exposure of their product and attracting new customers.

The concept was pioneered by Groupon in the US (known as Star Deals here in Australia) and has been a huge success ever since. [...]

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Introducing The Dealer

May 20th, 2011 : posted in News by C Steele

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Daily DealsHey, we’re The Dealer! We’re not just another daily deals site – in fact, we’re trying to change the face of daily deals!

If you’ve ever purchased something from a group buying site then you know exactly how we feel!

The Daily Deals Dilemma

Every deals site that your purchase something from sends you an email at least once a day. Your inbox packs out with hundreds of emails. You aren’t interested in 90% of the offers in these emails. If you unsubscribe, you might miss an offer [...]

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