How BeFrugal.com Compares with Groupon

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We decided to compare BeFrugal with coupon and deals website Groupon. Here is a simple chart that lists comparable services offered at each website, and below we break down how they compare:

BeFrugal Groupon
Coupons
Online Coupons 50,000 stores 6,000 stores
Printable In-Store Coupons Yes Yes
Printable Grocery Coupons 3,000+ coupons 700 coupons
Restaurant Coupons Yes Yes
Online Coupon Quality Guaranteed to Work No guarantees
Cash Back
Number of Stores 4,000 None
Best Cash Back Guarantee Yes, 125% match None
% of IR Top 500 Stores* in CB program 75% None
Cash Back on Exclusive Local Deals Yes No
Deals
Exclusive Local Deals No Yes
Getaways No Yes
Cash Back on Exclusive Local Deals Yes No
Customer Service
Email Support Yes Yes
Live Chat Yes No
Sign-up
Credit Card required? No No
Free Membership? Yes Yes
What's required to sign-up? Email address Email address

* = Internet Retailer's Top 500 Stores

Coupons

BeFrugal and Groupon both offer online coupons on their sites. BeFrugal has coupons from 50,000 stores available, and Groupon lists coupons from at least 6,000 stores. They each offer printable in-store, grocery and restaurant coupons.

All online coupons are Guaranteed to Work for each of the 4000+ stores in BeFrugal’s cash back program.

Groupon does not offer any guarantee.

Deals

Groupon’s deals include specific offers based on your location, as well as getaway and travel offers. BeFrugal does not have exclusive local deals or getaways available on its site;

BeFrugal does offer cash back on exclusive local deals purchased after clicking through its site.

Cash back

BeFrugal offers cash back when shopping at 4,000 different stores, and will match 125% of a higher cash back rate through its Cash Back Guarantee. 75% of the Internet Retailer Top 500 Stores are included in BeFrugal’s cash back program, and BeFrugal also offers cash back on exclusive local deals.

Groupon does not offer cash back.

Customer Service

BeFrugal and Groupon both provide email support to customers.

BeFrugal also offers live chat support from 8:00am – 4:30pm EST Monday through Friday. Groupon does not have live chat available.

Sign-up Requirements

In order to sign up for BeFrugal or Groupon, only an email address is required. For both sites, membership is free, and you do not need to enter any credit card information.

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