Daily Deals in Edmonton

I’m amazed at how many “daily deal” or “group coupon” sites there are in Edmonton now, let alone the rest of the world. I’m sure you’ve heard of Groupon, and maybe one or two others such as GoodNews, but did you know there are at least ten such sites in Edmonton? Here’s a list of the ones I have found:

There are also a bunch of sites preparing to launch in our city:

Daniel has created a Twitter list for some of the services here.

I don’t see how that many sites are going to succeed. My guess is that most won’t. Some are so similar in form and function that I wonder if they’re actually the same company. Others have obviously picked up on this trend, as there are dozens of “daily deal aggregators” out there so that you don’t have to sign up for each service individually. Here are some Edmonton-related ones I have found:

I’m sure there are many others that I have missed.

The most popular item on daily deal sites seems to be spa packages, so you may or may not find value in these services. I have used Groupon a couple of times, and I think they are here to stay. LivingSocial seems to be the second biggest of the sites, at least in the US. SwarmJam should be able to leverage its existing relationships with advertisers, so maybe they’ll find success. GoodNews has a bit of a twist in that it supports local charities. As for the rest – who knows.

14 thoughts on “Daily Deals in Edmonton

  1. You also have to wonder how long it’ll be before companies (the ones offering the products) burn out from all the calls, emails, and visits they’ll be getting from these group coupon people. How many will have repeat deals?

    1. Good point. Though I can see why a local business might want to try a few services. I have talked with some that have done a Groupon, and they’ve been amazed by the response. But my guess is that Groupon wouldn’t feature them again, at least not for a while, forcing the business to look elsewhere.

  2. Thanks for the mention Mack. I made the list because I felt that there were already to add into my feed and for the most part they advertise for things I’m not interested in so why clutter up the feed when there’s a nice way to segment them out?

    While the response for some deals can be quite big there’s been this interview flowing around about how a small business who signed up for groupon got more than they thought they would. ref: (sorry it’s on facebook but that’s the original place) http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=443354298928&id=700068178&ref=mf

    I would be very interested to find out how business owners feel about cutting groupon a share on a loss-leader campaign when they could create a twitter account of their own and be even more personal/relational (though their initial scope might not be as big).

  3. Dealradar.com also has a free iPhone app! If you want to see the Edmonton daily deals via Twitter, just follow us on Twitter for Edmonton only deals in your feed: @Dealradar_EDM

    Every Dealradar city has a specific Twitter feed!

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  5. Today the craze for the daily deals and the coupon codes becomes very high so also there are many of the providers are ready for providing coupons for many of the items which was useful and used for daily needs.

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