Couponocalypse

The Battle for Portland's Pennypinchers

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Another day, another coupon site. Today sees the arrival of yet another "deal-a-day" website in Portland: Scoutmob. Its schtick is that you don't have to pay for the deal, just pull it up on your smart phone and go to the business within a certain time to redeem it—more like a virtual 50% off voucher than the "pay $10 get $20" model favored by sites like Groupon.It's actually not a bad spin on the ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 RUTH BROWN

INTERACTIVE: Daily Deal Calculator

Find out how much a local business actually makes off each Groupon you buy

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This week's cover story, Cheat Local!, explores how local businesses get crushed buy daily deals sites like Groupon. As the article explains:"There is no upfront cost to the business running the promotion. Groupon typically keeps half of the discounted price, and reimburses half—so, $5 of the original $20 price of [an item]—to the merchant."Depending on the discount and the cut taken by the deals ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 WW Staff

Cheat Local!

Portland helped make Groupon a giant. Here’s how local businesses get crushed.


Cover Story
Ethan Powell and Tobias Hogan, two typical restaurant workers with more than a decade’s experience between them, wanted more. Two years ago they stepped out and took a gamble that has lured—and   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 COREY PEIN

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