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Gift Shopping With Groupon Goods

October 31, 2016
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When many of us think of Groupon, we usually think of the site where we can go to get good deals on restaurants, massages, or travel packages. However, lately, it seems that Groupon Goods has been popping up in my online searches for great deals on other things.

For example, I’ve been searching for customized storybooks for my kids. Lo-and-behold, Groupon Goods popped up and they have some pretty darn good prices if I say so myself. After searching their goods section, I discovered personalized soft cover story books for only $5.

 

personalized kids book

 

That means I can get both of my kids a book without leaving my house and get them shipped directly to me for less than $20.00. I really couldn’t have asked for a better deal. Therefore, I wanted to share the deets with you on how  to score even greater deals.

To score additional savings using Groupon Goods, I’m going to be using Ebates. I’ve shared with you all my love of Ebates before and if you haven’t signed up with them, do it!  Read Shop Online Using Ebates and Get Free Cash Back on how to sign up for Ebates and install the button on your toolbar.

 

groupon goods home page

 

Once you’ve done this, when you arrive at the Groupon Goods search page, the Ebates button will highlight on your toolbar. Click your Ebates button and it will open a ticket as shown below.

 

groupon good ebates ticket

 

After you’ve completed this step, you will see a welcome message on the bottom as shown below to verify that you are now shopping with Ebates.  By using Ebates, you will be able to score an additional 6 percent savings. Sometimes they have double-cash back days, so check for that too!

 

groupon welcome ebates shopper

 

Groupon Goods has a good offering of products. If books aren’t what you’re looking for, here is list of gift shopping categories:

  • Adults: Adult coloring book, Perfume, Electronics, Accessories, Shoes, Clothing, Jewelry
  • Pets: Houses, Gates, Chew Toys, Clothes, Dog Beds
  • Kids: Books, DVDs, Baby Strollers, Bedding, Carseats, Clothing, Toys
  • Sports Enthusiasts: Athletic Wear, Hunting Gear, Tennis Shoes, Equipment
  • Foodies: Wines, Snacks, Candies

For example, I found an adult coloring book and pencil set for $24.99. I figured this wasn’t a bad deal at all considering one of these books in Walmart alone can cost you around $15.00 or more. With this one you can get four books and get additional cash back using Ebates.

 

adult coloring book set

 

Also, I found a great deal for a Nikon D3000. Considering the price point on this bad boy, I would do a little more research to make sure the vendor is legit. You want to know the return policies, etc before making a large purchase like this.

 

nikon

 

Finally, I’m on the lookout for nice wedding gifts since I have two weddings within the next year. They had a Chevron bowl set and a rustic arrow wall decor that I thought would be nice gifts for a couple.

 

chevron bowls

rusted arrows

 

As you can see, there is more to Groupon than just travel deals, massages, and such. If you really dig into these categories, you can find different gifts at different price points.

My only word of caution is to make sure you research the vendor that is providing these goods. If you end up making a purchase and things don’t work out well, you can go back into your Groupon account and cancel the purchase.

This is exactly what I ended up doing for the books I mentioned above. After purchasing two of them and going to the site to redeem my purchase, I couldn’t find the two titles which the Groupon deal was for.

Instead of dealing with the hassle and contacting customer service, I simply canceled the order within the hour and got a full refund.

This is the only time I’ve canceled a Groupon though so don’t let this discourage you. I ordered a paint night Groupon for my husband and I last month and everything went fine. We had a great date and we only paid $30.00.

So there you go!

If you’re looking for an easy way to get out of holiday shopping, you might fare better than I did and score a good deal using Groupon Goods. Don’t forget to sign up and use Ebates to get an even better deal. Plus, if you’re a first time user of Ebates, you will get a free $10.00 gift card when you make your first $25.00 purchase.

 

Have you ever purchased a product from Groupon Goods? What was your experience?

 

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Latoya is a writer for hire who loves talking about budgets and money. Her mission includes paying off $79,000 in student loans and aspiring other millennials to hustle their way towards financial freedom. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Rockstar Finance, and My Fab Finance.

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26 Comments

  • Reply Rachel @ The Latte Budget October 31, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Love Groupon! Can’t believe how many crazy good deals I can find on there!
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    • Reply Latoya Scott October 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      I know, they do have some pretty decent stuff on there.

  • Reply Stacie October 31, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I’ve seen some really good deals on stuff from Groupon. I almost bought a few things myself.
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  • Reply Joyce Brewer October 31, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Groupon is coming correct with those $5 deals. I love it. I’ve found great offers on Groupon!
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  • Reply Donna Shana November 1, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Groupon is really saving lives! LOL. I truly love them for gift ideas, they have so much stuff that I haven’t even thought of, that will make perfect gifts!
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    • Reply Latoya Scott November 1, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      I know right! I really want that adult coloring book set for myself! lol:)

  • Reply Alexander @ Cash Flow Diaries November 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I love groupon!! My wife and I recently moved to a new city (indianapolis) and really want to explore our new city. Groupon has allowed us to be able to save some money checking out all these restaurants, events and just random stuff to do. Its great for exploring new cities if you want save some money!
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    • Reply Latoya Scott November 1, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      That’s a great way to chill in your town for sure, Alexander!

  • Reply Ashlee November 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I absolutely LOVE Groupon and love exploring some of the things that they have and this is going to be so perfect for Christmas Shopping.

  • Reply Joanae November 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I love Groupon! They always come through in a clutch.
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  • Reply Chante November 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Groupon Is Life, I find great deals
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  • Reply Joanna November 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I LOVE Groupon with Ebates. Extra money in my pocket is always needed.
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  • Reply Eva November 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    We got some Marley headphones from Groupon for like 30 bucks! Saw the same ones in the airport in Jamaica for 150. Winning!
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    • Reply Latoya Scott November 1, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Haay! I know that’s right. Great deal!

  • Reply Mimi Green November 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I love the personalized arrow that is really cute. I recently purchased a really cute pillow from Groupon.
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  • Reply Terri November 1, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Girl, Groupon and I are like best friends. Whenever I need anything new, I check groupon first. I just ordered some super comfy pillows and those gotham steel pans on Groupon a few weeks ago. The only down side with groupon goods is that they can sometimes take a long time to shop. I’ve waited 2 weeks for some packages to arrive in the past.
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    • Reply Latoya Scott November 1, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Hey, Terri! That’s some great feedback! It’s good to know the downsides in case we share similar experiences.

  • Reply Tiffany H. November 3, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I love Groupon! I will have to check out Groupon goods never bought goods from Groupon

  • Reply Kirstin Fuller November 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    LOVE…LOVE…Groupon deals! I will be using them a lot to fill my Christmas gift list.
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