Updated: Aug 11, 2018
9 easy steps to use Groupon vouchers
Groupon.com is a website that offers many home-grown deals across the country. It's free to sign up. Let's say you've obtained a deal through the site. What do you do next? Groupon's system gives you a voucher when you purchase a deal online through the site. To get the product or service you've bought, you need to redeem and use the voucher.
1-Go to the Groupon.com site. You can hunt for a theme you’re interested in by using the pursuit bar at the top of the screen . However, create a free account before purchase vouchers. To create an account, click “sign up” in the right corner of the screen. You can sign up with your Facebook account login and password .
2-Sign in after you've formed an account. If you already created an account, when you go to the Groupon page, click “sign in” and type in your email and password.
Once you sign up with an active email address, Groupon will regularly email you offers in your area .
3-Search for a deal on the site. To locate a deal, you can put a keyword in the search bar at the top of the screen. Or you could click on the categories of deals that appear on the left side.
Watch for promo codes that Groupon periodically offers. Sometimes, the site will send these to your email. At other times, you will see a promo code when you log in.
4-Consider checking with the business. It can be a good idea to check with the restaurant or other business to double check that the Groupon voucher is still being accepted there or whether there's a backlog of reservations.
You also might want to search the site carefully to compare competitor deals. That way you can get the deal that's cheapest and/or closest to your hometown.
5-Purchase your deal. Once you find the deal that you want, click on it.
Read the fine print on the deal before you purchase it! If you still want it, click the green “BUY!” button on the right of the page. There is a clock under the buy button that tells you how long you have left to get the deal.
After you click buy, a page will appear that lets you check over the deal one more time. This is where you enter any promotion or gift code. Choose the credit card you want to use (already in the system). Click on the green “COMPLETE ORDER” button at the bottom of the page. Your voucher will be purchased.
6-Print the voucher if you want to use it right away. You can either print the voucher right away or it will be saved by the site in your deals section.
7-Download the voucher app. If you’d rather show your voucher using a smart phone instead of printing it, Groupon has a way you can do that too.
Simply download Groupon’s mobile app through the Groupon page. The page asks you to enter a 10-digit U.S. mobile number. Once you do so, the site sends you a download link to your phone for the app.
8-Check the status of vouchers that you’ve purchased. you may buy a voucher but don’t use it for a while. Make sure that you don’t miss the expiration date; Groupon vouchers have them.
9-Read the fine print on your voucher. This is really important. For example, a voucher may have an expiration date. Some vouchers require online reservations and others don’t.
The fine print on a voucher will generally tell you how and where the voucher is redeemable and will reiterate the specifics of the deal.