Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pastacup $15.95 Family Meal - Scoopon

A normal family serve of pasta from Pastacup costs about $30.95. This scoopon offered got a family serve of pasta, garlic bread and a 1.25L drink for only $15.95! I bought two vouchers to be used at Pastacup Melville and was not disappointed. The redemption process was as simple as calling up, mentioning the scoopon deal and then handing the voucher over when I picked up the pasta.

We ordered the Brocolini both times, best served with spiral or penne pasta. It was fantastic. If this deal comes up again, I'd definitely recommend getting it twice!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

OurDeal Referral Credits With Strings Attached

If you are thinking of getting some free credit from OurDeal by referring your friends to deals, beware that the credit you earn may not be usable on all deals. OurDeal purports to give you a $10 discount voucher but most people will miss the * next to that statement. On the bottom of the email that congratulates you on getting the $10 voucher, in small print it says -

*TERMS OF USE: The unit price of the Deal must be more than $10 to use this voucher. Voucher can be redeemed on eligible Deals only. Only one voucher can be redeemed per purchase.

For example, there is a deal currently for a seafood basket for two in Mt Lawley's Swish n Chips. However, you can't use any discount voucher on that deal. Neither can you get $10 off a plush toy or ultrasonic dog collar which is currently offered at $19. You can, however, get $10 (and only $10 at one time) off an overpriced no name GPS selling for $119. Just thought you'd want to know.

Friday, July 5, 2013

ACCC takes Scoopon to Court

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking court action against one of Australia's largest group buying websites for misleading and deceptive conduct.
The ACCC alleges Scoopon misled consumers about their ability to redeem vouchers, their refund rights and the price of goods advertised for some of its deals.
In a statement, ACCC chairman Rod Sims alleges Scoopon told businesses they would not face any costs or risks in entering a deal with Scoopon, when they did have to pay a fee. Read more here