I just came back from G Spa at Aljunied after buying a Deal Voucher online.
PLEASE DONT GO THERE. i paid $32 for a 75min massage, supposedly worth $200 -__-""
guess what? my appt was at 11am, and i reached on time. stupid woman was arguing with someone on the phone for 10mins, and her 7-8 year old daughter asked me to fill in the form. Fine... Massage started at 11.15am... and ended at 11.50am!!!!!!
I asked her, isn't it 75mins? start at 11.15am, shouldn't it end at 12.30pm? She insisted the 75mins include CONSULTATION (which we all know is Hardselling). Hellooooo, isn't this misleading? you mean, now customers have to pay you to hard-sell us?! wtf.
i subscribe to over 10 of such sites.
some deals are really good, esp those F&B ones
the spas, nails ones of course will have the "psycho" session
and i find that some of them just anyhow do the job because it is voucher (cheap price)
some has too many T&Cs and short voucher validity dates
so hard to book or make reservations because there are so many other people who bought the vouchers
those travel ones have a lot of fine print. must take note.
so far it is only a handful where i enjoyed a good experience and i return to patronise them
they should know that the internet now is powerful because we can easily share our opinions and reviews
so the good and bad services will be known to many
i have an excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the deals i bought so that i will not forget and miss the expiry date.
I personally never tried travel deals before but have heard some comments from friends. Anyway, recently i came across alldealsasia.com iphone app. Users can get $5 off next purchase when you buy from the app. My friend got a $15 necklace at only $10.
I think travel deals are not very reliable there. If you want cheap offers, should just look out for jetstar offers? At least that will be more reliable and you can easily find someone to be responsible if anything happens.
have tried deal.com.sg, pretty easy and direct, just pay and download the voucher.
The only thing to watch out is to read the terms and conditions properly, do your homework, and check the sales merchant's profile. remember there are many spa outlets which close shop after having a massive promotions.
for food deals, in some case, it is actually a terrible deal. like meal vouchers on weekdays and a selective timing where you will not go.
I just bought a voucher from groupon, utilised it and the service is alright. No pushing of buying products. It all depends on who the merchants are, if you go to the right one, you are in safe hands. My friend bought a spa voucher and she regretted it so much, cause she was being pushed to sign up a package of 5k!