In general, Groupon is safe to use due to the fact that businesses need to partner with the site to post an offering, and if there was any issue, after a handful of people noticed it, any fraudulent offers would be removed immediately. Groupon is secure because they look into the businesses they partner with.
What happens when you buy a Groupon?
Deals remain live on the Groupon Web site for a limited number of days (the Groupon Web site provides a countdown clock). Once the deal is purchased, there is a second deadline by which the deal must be redeemed. After that date, an unredeemed Groupon is just a useless piece of paper (or barcode).
Can I buy a Groupon for someone else?
Simply click Buy as Gift on the item or experience you want to gift to someone and follow the steps through checkout. Then your gift can be delivered by email or mail, or you can ship it to yourself and give it in person. Currently, our gifting option can only be accessed through the web experience.
Which country owns Groupon?
American Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Groupon is an American global e-commerce marketplace connecting subscribers with local merchants by offering activities, travel, goods and services in 15 countries. Based in Chicago, Groupon was launched there in November 2008, launching soon after in Boston, New York City and Toronto.
Can I get a refund on unused Groupons?
You can always get a refund for your purchase from the merchant who issued the voucher, in the minimum amount you paid. You can also return the unredeemed voucher to Groupon within the first three days of purchase. The three-day time limit is final, and after it expires, Groupon will not refund your voucher.