Monday, June 25, 2012
I bought a Cudo for Sheriden's Burger Bar and Cafe which is located at the intersection of South Street and Roe Highway. It received pretty poor ratings on Urbanspoon but I decided to give it a go. After all, the deal was for two big breakfasts and two coffees or hot drinks for only $15. How could it go wrong? We went to Sheriden's exactly a week after the deal went live and it seemed like most of the customers there that day were holding on to a print out from Cudo. The small cafe was full of people and we had to wait about 10 minutes before a table was available for us. The owner seemed pretty chuffed at the number of people showing up, telling us (and other customers) that they sold about 500 of those vouchers. The price on the chalkboard was $10 for a big breakfast with a coffee so the voucher only really saved us $5 from the normal menu which is a good way of using Cudo. Customers that are happy wouldn't mind going back again for an extra $2.50 per person. The coffees and food came out after some unforeseen circumstances arose - one of the customers had stopped breathing and was turning blue so an ambulance was called and two customers helped with CPR. No, it didn't appear to be related to what she ordered. Anyway the food and coffees were quite reasonable. The bread was quite standard, nothing too special but it was good value. Here is a pic of the food.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Getting 70% off your meal, car service or gym membership is great but there are some typical mistakes that rookies make when they first start buying a scoopon, spreet, cudo, livingsocial, groupon or whatever deal. Here are some things to keep an eye out for when you are spotting your deal.
- Take note of the LOCATION of the deal. For example, a deal on Groupon today was for Hippo Creek Hillary's and would not be redeemable from the closer, perhaps more well known, Subiaco Hippo Creek. Sometimes, the restaurant or business may even move without you knowing.
- Take note of the DATES. Quite often you are not able to use the voucher until a few days after the deal has closed. Some people rush out with their coupon straight after buying it, only to find out that they were not allowed to redeem the deal. On the other hand, after a few days, some people forgot that they bought that voucher and may not remember until the deal is expired. And don't leave redeeming the voucher until the last few days before expiry.
- Take note of the CONDITIONS. For example, the voucher may only limit you to part of the whole menu, the gift card may exclude some stores, or you may have been required to tell the restaurant that you have a voucher.
Have you muffed up on redeeming a deal by falling for a rookie error? Let us know in the comments.