Great Harvest Bread De Pere: $20 worth of food and drink for only $10

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Want a great deal on some incredible bread? Groucher is featuring Great Harvest Bread. You can get $20 worth of bread and drink at the De Pere store for only $10.

Great Harvest makes their breads from scratch every morning. They also make goodies like muffins, cookies and scones. And all are made with whole grains. You can also eat your favorite sandwiches at Great Harvest; they’re made with the same great breads made that day.

If you buy today’s deal from Groucher for Great Harvest Bread in De Pere, you have until July 1, 2012 to redeem it.

As with any daily deal, make sure you read all rules and restrictions before you buy.

Good Day Wisconsin’s Thrifty Thursday: Daily Deal Sites

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coupons, News 

In case you missed it this morning and are interested, you can check out my appearance on WLUK’s morning show Good Day Wisconsin.  I sat down with Rachel Manek for a few minutes to discuss the ins and outs of daily deal sites.

Groupon and websites like it work with local businesses and online stores to offer rock-bottom deals. They are almost 50% off or more. They only offer the deal for a limited time, too.

What sort of deals can you expect? You can frequently get ½ price deals to a restaurant or a salon or spa or even an event. My husband and I took our kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters because we got tickets ½ off on Groupon. Other deals that we’ve used includes a one-year membership to Heritage Hill, the Green Bay Botanical Garden, 75% off at furniture stores, etc.  The daily deal sites even run deals from big name stores like Coldwater Creek, Old Navy, even McDonalds.   There really is something for everyone!

  • First thing is to sign up at the daily deal website and choose your city.  After you sign up, you’ll get an email every day that they have a new local offer. You can choose if you want to purchase it or not.
  • Each deal has rules and restrictions and an expiration date so make sure you read and understand them before you buy the deal.  Most of the time you can not use your daily deal with any other discount.
  • After you purchase your deal, it will appear in your account. Depending upon the site, it could be instantaneous, or you might have to wait a few days.

You’re not just limited to the city you signed up for, either. If you’re going on vacation, you might want to subscribe to that city’s email for a while and score some discounted deals to use on your trip.

It’s tempting to purchase a ton of daily deals because of the great prices, but be realistic. How many can you actually use?

What happens if you decide you’re not going to use a deal or it expires before you can use it? You have a few choices with Groupon. You can request a refund on deals that have not expired by emailing them. If they have expired, you can still use the voucher but you’ll only get the paid value. But not all deal sites are like this so it really is important to read the terms.

Of the thousands of daily deal sites, there are a few that offer local-specific deals.  You’ll find those listed on Green Bay Consumer every day under Daily Deals:

There are also what I like to call Every Day deal sites where they just offer 50% off vouchers every day, and you can find a list of those on under Resources

Thanks again to Rachel Manek for having me on this morning.

Appleton area breakfasts 1/2 off

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Valley peeps, two great deals for “breakfast” are available on daily deal sites.  If you’re like me, breakfast for dinner makes a good meal, too. :-)

First is from Living Social. For just $7, you can get a $15 voucher to Countryside Catering and Café in Greenville.

The details:

  • Limit one per purchaser, additional as gifts
  • Entire value must be used in a single visit
  • Limit one per table per visit
  • Dine-in only
  • Gratuity not included (Be nice and tip on the pre-discounted total)
  • PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON January 9, 2017

The other deal is from Ole Man Groucher, the Fox Cities-based daily deal site.  For $5, you can get a $10 voucher to Blueberry Hill Pancake House which is located near Woodmans in Appleton.  I have a lot of friends on Twitter who get together Friday mornings at Blueberry Hill Pancake House (I know this because they always check in on FourSquare!).  I was curious, so I actually met my husband there for lunch one day.  Reasonably-priced good food.

The details for the Groucher deal:

  • Expires 6/5/2012
  • Not valid with other offers or coupons.
  • Grouchers hold no cash value or credit.
  • Tax and gratuity not included.
  • Limit one per table, must be used in one visit.
  • Limit 2 Groucher max purchase. 1 must be given to a friend.

As with any daily deal site, make sure you read all rules and restrictions before you buy.

Deal Extended: Hansen’s Dairy and Deli: $10 for $20 certificate

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Ole Man Groucher is back with a fabulous deal for one of my favorite places:  Hansen’s Dairy and Deli.  $10 will get you a $20 certificate for either the Green Bay or De Pere location.  Just had Hansen’s for dinner this week and yes, I splurged and got the kids some Blue Moon ice cream, too.

Here are some of the details:

  • Not valid with other offers or coupons.
  • Must be used in one visit.
  • Tax not included.
  • Limit 1 per visit.
  • 1 Groucher purchase for you, plus 3 as gifts.
  • Expires 5/25/2012

Love Hansen’s.  Love Groucher.  Love this deal!

As with any daily deal site, make sure you read all rules and restrictions before you buy.

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