Groupon Deals? Yay or Nay
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As much as I love staying on property, sometimes it's impossible financially. Especially when we were just there ...
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As much as I love staying on property, sometimes it's impossible financially. Especially when we were just there a few weeks ago, booked the Royal Guest Rooms at POR for mother's day weekend, are considering a Disney Cruise in December and want to make it to Epcot's 30th on October 1st.
In any case, I've been looking at the Groupon Getaways and have been seeing incredible deals. For example: a 4 night stay at the Best Western by DTD for $299!!! This includes a $50 dining credit and free hourly shuttles to the parks, free internet and free parking. It's walking distance from DTD so we can always walk over if we don't want to wait for the next shuttle. That's pretty much the extent of the fine print, aside from dates and a $10/day resort fee and taxes.
I'm just worried about the Groupon deals being too good to be true and I was wondering if anyone has taken advantage of these and what their thoughts were.
I haven't used their getaway deals yet but I have used then before a few times. They seem so have great customer service and there's usually a chance to ask the business offering the deal any questions before you buy. I know there are some great offsite hotels so besides checking out general reviews of the hotel itself, I think it could be a great deal. I'd do some comparison shopping first through the hotel site and other discount hotel sites to see exactly what kind of deal I'm getting with groupon.
I just go to groupon.com and go to the part that says Getaways on the tab on top. I registered for the site (it's free) and get emails when there are deals in my area (Ft. Lauderdale).
I think you should be able to see Orlando deals if you are in another area because I see deals for Vegas, California, Bahamas, and lots of other places. I've been watching them for a while, but none cover my dates in October, so I'm going to give it a little more time.
I know someone going to Universal using one of these deals next month so I'll see how it goes with her. I just wanted to see if anyone here had experience since you're all such a well-traveled bunch! ;-)
I love Groupon and Living Social as well. Both have great customer service. I signed up to receive deals from the Orlando area and there are many hotel deals (at least one deal every couple of weeks). Be patient, maybe you'll find something!
I just checked Groupon and they currently have the BW deal, Worldwide Vacation and Travel Inc. and Worldgate Resort.
I have used them once, not for a hotel, but there was no problem using the deal. I also subscribed to the Groupon for Orlando area, just in case something good comes up that we can use on vacation. But definitely read the fine print before you fork over the cash, so you won't have any surprises.
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