You might have heard of Groupon, the American company that has made a name for itself with daily emails to members offering special time-limited deals in their city. Only a few weeks ago, Google was on the verge of paying an enormous sum to buy the company but pulled out on competition concerns.
Groupon launched in London earlier this year and, whilst it has to be said their daily offers are not often to our taste (rather too many tooth-whitening and botox deals), they do occasionally have some very interesting travel offers. Only the other day they were selling vouchers for £6.50 to be redeemed for a £16.50 one-way ticket on the Heathrow Express. Whilst there are quite regular special deals on this service, we have never seen anything anywhere near as low as this. They also offer vouchers for hotels and restaurants which can be very attractive.
If you are not already a member, it is well worth taking a look and joining here.
This is a link to the London service – it is probably worth joining even if you do not live in London, since not all the deals are London-orientated and the service is likely to launch in a City near you at some time in the next year.