Google Offers Getting Out Of Pre-Paid Voucher Business

Google Offers Google Offers is shifting from pre-paid vouchers to digital coupons exclusively. Previously, there was a mix of both. As a practical matter that means there will no longer be deals purchased up front that could expire without redemption. Instead, all deals will be incentives to buy online or visit a store, redeemable at the time of purchase. According to AllThingsD Google is pledging to refund the value of pre-paid but unused vouchers. (I have several unused, expired vouchers but haven't received any such refund offer.) Google Offers are currently distributed in multiple ways: through th [...]

Google To Offer $5 for $10 Starbucks Coupon Tomorrow

google-offers-icon-logo Tomorrow Google Offers will sell a "$5 for $10" Starbucks voucher. According to the Google Commerce Blog, the deal will be available to Google Offers subscribers in all 40 US cities where Google Offers is live. There's also a "feel good," charitable aspect to the promotion: "For every deal purchased, Google Offers will donate $3 to the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) for the Create Jobs for USA Fund (up to $3 million)." The deal should turn out to be hugely successful. Similar $5 for $10 and $10 for $20 deals for Amazon vouchers from LivingSocial sold millions of coupons in the past. G [...]

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